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Our BACA SawJet System

At the beginning of 2017, Indoor City Granite & Marble took a giant leap in the world of countertop fabrication with the purchase of our BACA SawJet System. Lovingly nicknamed Chewy by our team of designers, this piece of state-of-the-art machinery has transformed our countertop fabrication shop and the granite, marble and Quartz products we are able to offer our customers on a daily basis.

Meet Curt

Behind the day-to-day operations of this piece of machinery is Curt Sellard. Curt is a loyal Indoor City employee (having been with us for 8 years). Curt previously worked at Banta Tile & Marble for 30 years, which Indoor City bought the assets of in 2010. With 38 years of experience in granite fabrication, Curt diligently took on the role of learning the ins and outs of operating Chewy’s fabrication capabilities.

Having a big interest in cinematography, Curt jumped at the opportunity to enter BACA’s Robo SawJet Video Contest where he creatively made this informational (and entertaining!) video about Chewy. That’s not all – he proudly brought home the first place prize and also won “most unique video” in the contest.

We couldn’t be more proud of Curt’s accomplishments. He is a valued member of the Indoor City family and we appreciate his dedication and work ethic.

Check out Curt’s video! You won’t be disappointed.

 

If you would like to know more about Indoor City, or any of our designers contact us to talk about bringing your ideas to life.

Robo SawJet Video Contest

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Indoor City

This month we are going to feature one of our favorite installers: Chris Floyd!

A Skilled Professional

Chris has been working in the carpentry trade for over 30 years. He began his career at the age of 15 doing concrete and masonry work. Later on in his career he gained experience installing ceramic tile, hardwood and vinyl.

How Long has Chris Worked with Indoor City?

Chris has been working with Indoor City for over 15 years!

Favorite Type of Project?

Chris is an extremely talented installer, with ample experience installing hardwood, vinyl and ceramic with Indoor City. Chris loves getting assigned to custom projects, specifically projects that involve intricate detail. Custom tile and hardwood jobs are a few of his favorites!

Favorite Food?

Thai Food

Favorite Flooring Product?

Armstrong Alterna, Enchanted Forest, Grouted LVT

Featuring One of Chris’ Installation with Alterna Enchanted Forest, LVT, In the Colors: Tender Twig, Night Owl, Tender Twig

Fun Fact

Chris has been to Las Vegas 3 times to compete in tournaments for the American Pool League Association. He competed one time playing 8 ball and twice playing 9 ball pool, his last visit was in 2008.

  If you would like to know more about Indoor City, or any of our designers contact us to talk about bringing your ideas to life.

Installer Spotlight: Chris Floyd

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Indoor City

How long have you worked at Indoor City?
I have been a designer for Indoor City since June of 2014. How would you describe your personal design aesthetic? Classic with a rustic glam influence. I definitely like mixing antiques with new pieces and throwing in a lot of mercury glass and luminous objects.
  What was one of your favorite projects that you worked on during your time at Indoor City? I honestly don’t have a particular favorite, every project is so unique that I appreciate the outcome and final result of all projects.
  What made you want to be a designer? Growing up, my mom always had a good vision for, and interest in design, and it eventually wore off on me after dragging me to numerous parade of homes, fabric/furniture stores and antique markets.
  Tell us a fun fact about yourself? I once went to a taping of the Maury Povich show in NYC. During the show, I got to dance with him on stage for the filming of a new intro.
  Describe your perfect pizza? Pat’s Blanco pizza


  If you would like to work with Megan or any of our designers contact us to talk about bringing your ideas to life.

Designer Spotlight: Megan Zaun-Herr

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Indoor City

How long have you worked at Indoor City?
I have been here 3 Weeks 🙂 


How would you describe your personal design aesthetic?
My personal design would be Country Chic. I like Rustic woods with a light/bright color pallet. A warm and cozy feel to a home is what I always like to achieve.
  What made you want to be a designer? When I was a child I was always moving furniture around, creating new ideas in a space. I love architecture and space planning. Taking a space and trying to fit all the pieces together like a puzzle. I decided to put a degree behind that eye for design.
  Tell us a fun fact about yourself?
love spending time with my family and friends. My other half, Conor and my furry baby, a Chocolate Lab named Briley. I have ran 2 Half Marathons and many 5 and 10K’s. I love to travel and try to explore new areas. 

 

Designer Spotlight: Heather Vance

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Emily Fella

How long have you worked at Indoor City?
7+ Years How would you describe your personal design aesthetic?
My home is very eclectic, leaning toward a casual feeling using deep color tones and natural elements such as stone & wood with unique character. Working with clients, I try to help them develop a space that reflects their personality using basic design principles. What was one of your favorite projects that you worked on during your time at Indoor City?
Tile & stone are my favorite material choices. In one of my more recent jobs, the master shower was encompassed floor to ceiling in a “cottagey” wood look plank tile featuring a soaking tub in the center. There was another master bath where we used a beautiful soft colored marble complete with stone baseboards and decorative moldings. A perfect place to de-stress.

What made you want to be a designer?
I grew up surrounded by creative people. My mother was an artist. Working with a very limited budget, she and my dad filled our home with items they would pick up at the “junk” stores turning them into lamps or other unusual decorations. They were way ahead of their time. When I was younger I sketched and was constantly redoing my room. I started college as a math major and hated it. I had to beg my father to let me pursue Interior Design. He finally caved. I couldn’t imagine being a math teacher… Tell us a fun fact about yourself?
I’m a nature nerd from South Jersey who loves to garden and hang out in the fresh air (I’ve never seen the Jersey Devil even after living there for several years in the Pine Barrens, thank goodness.)Describe your perfect pizza?
BBQ chicken
  If you would like to work with Kim or any of our designers contact us to talk about bringing your ideas to life.

Designer Spotlight: Kim Gable

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How long have you worked at Indoor City?
It will be 1 year on November 7th!
How would you describe your personal design aesthetic?
My personal design aesthetic could best be described as Traditional Glam with an eclectic twist. .  

What was one of your favorite projects that you worked on during your time at Indoor City?
My favorite project that I worked on was a kitchen remodel. My client came to me, totally ready to revamp her kitchen. Together we worked through all of the necessary details, ultimately, bringing her dream kitchen to a reality. We chose a soft, off-white color called Creamy White from Sherwin Williams for her perimeter cabinets. For her island, we selected Province Blue from Benjamin Moore to add interest and create a focal point. For the backsplash, we selected an organic looking, white subway tile and incorporated a coordinating arabesque tile, picture framed above the cook top. We chose a warm wood-look luxury vinyl tile for her flooring and a quartz material, called marabella white, for her countertops.

 

   

 

What made you want to be a designer?
Growing up as a kid, my parents were always very passionate about taking us on vacations that

would give us some sort of educational insight. Many of our trips involved touring the past Presidents’ homesteads or historical sites, which not only gave me some great exposure to Early-American architecture, but ultimately sparked my interest for design. One summer specifically, we

went to Newport Rhode Island where we toured The Breakers Mansion, one of the Vanderbilt Family’s many homes. (The Vanderbilt’s were a prominent American family, who during the turn of the century were largely influential in establishing America’s shipping and railroad industry) Experiencing this particular Vanderbilt Mansion,

designed in the Italian renaissance style, was definitely what made me know that I wanted to be a designer, and more specifically an interior designer. This 70-room mansion clad with all types of lavish materials, everywhere from platinum leaf to exotic marble, truly made me fall in love with the idea of creating spaces that could be inspiring.

Tell us a fun fact about yourself. 
I recently started teaching myself how to play the ukulele.

 

Describe your perfect pizza.
I believe that all pizzas are created equal, however my perfect pizza would have a gluten free crust and lots of cheese!

If you would like to work with Emily or any of our designers contact us to talk about bringing your ideas to life.

Designer Spotlight: Emily Fella

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Kristen Lambert

If you’re looking to update any area of your home and aren’t sure where to start, look no further—gray just became the new beige.

Let’s face it, gray is the color of today, but making an entire living space in shades of gray doesn’t sound too exciting. Surprisingly, gray will go with any other color you choose, so there is no need to fear living in a colorless world.

Gray is a neutral, and just like tan or beige, you can mix and match any of your favorite colors in order to find the perfect combination that will reflect your style and personality. If I still haven’t convinced you, take a look at some of the samples I pulled together of materials right here at Indoor City.

Gray & Red/Orange

Floor – GSTile Unicom Overall Velvet

Wall – Red Bay, Antique Red, Bravado Red

Counter – Wilsonart Anatolia, Caesarstone Haze

Accent – Lunada Bay Tozen Marrakech Red

 

 

Gray & Yellow

Floor – Fabrica Kennedy Point

Wall – Naples yellow, Summit gray, First star, Dorian gray

Counter – Cambria Dovetail

Accent – Lunada Bay Tozen-Indium

AKDO Lunar gray, Arctic white

 

Gray & Green

Floor – Mirage Sweet Memories Collection Treasure

Wall – Retreat

Counter – Calcatta

Accents – Marine Blend Beach House Collection Seashell

 

 

Gray & Blue

Floor – Mirage Flair Snowdrift

Wall – Let it Rain, Storm Cloud, Outerspace

Counter – Cambria Parys, MSI Meridian Gray

Accent – AKDO Basketweave Border Thassos Azul Celeste

 

 

Gray & Purple

Floor -Mirage Imagine Driftwood

Wall – Breathtaking, Soulful Blue, Mythical

Counter – MSI Fairy White

Accent – Glazzio Clouds Series Evening Fog

 

 

Gray & Natural

Floor – Mirage Natural Old Hickory

Wall – Light French Gray

Counter – Caesarstone Concrete, Cambria Summerhill

Accent- AKDO Thassos Straight Edge, GSTile Retro Mosaics Gray Glossy Hexagon

How to Liven Up Your Gray Color Palette

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Emily Fella

How long have you worked at Indoor City?
In November, it will be 5 years that I’ve been with Indoor City.

How would you describe your personal design aesthetic?

My personal design aesthetic is very mid-century modern. I love clean lines, simple decor and bright pops of color. Plus – hair pin legs. I LOVE hair pin legs on furniture.

What was one of your favorite projects that you worked on during your time at Indoor City?

It’s so hard to pick a favorite! But if I have to… I’d say one of my favorite projects I’ve worked on during my time at Indoor City would be a model home built by EG Stoltzfus. The colors were so bright and pretty and I was able to sneak in some creativity with materials and tile patterns. I love how it turned out!

 

What made you want to be a designer?

I have always been a creative person – thanks in huge part to my mom and my grandfather. My grandfather could make practically anything out of nothing. He was resourceful and eco-friendly before it was cool to be. He used to mix all of his leftover paints together to make a new color (usually a light taupey-brown once it was all said and done) just so that he wouldn’t waste any paint. Interior Design always felt like the perfect creative career for me and I enjoy how each day and each client bring a different element of design into my life. It keeps my job interesting and fun!

Tell us a fun fact about yourself?

Fun fact: Besides Pennsylvania, I have lived in Washington state, Ohio, Maryland and I was born in New Mexico. My parents and younger brother (Tanner) still live in WA state, but my older brother (Kyle) and his wife (Larkin) live in Austin, TX. We are all spread out across the country so we enjoy “meeting up” in places for vacations and visits. This year we are vacationing as a family in Cozumel, Mexico! Two years ago we all met up in Kauai, Hawaii!

Describe your perfect pizza?

I looooove pizza. My perfect pizza is pretty simple – Margherita . It has to have fresh mozzarella though!

If you would like to work with Shannon or any of our designers contact us to talk about bringing your ideas to life.

Designer Spotlight: Shannon Smith

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