This Emerald Coffee Table
Doubles As The Center of Attention

 
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What Does Your Coffee Table Say About You?

Designed and executed by Price Concrete Studio, this vibrant coffee table is a show-stopper. No need to apologize for staring…

custom work for a unique Space

This knockout custom piece was designed to stand out in an already awe-worthy space. Our studio was commissioned to design a statement coffee table for a local award-winning interior designer. When we heard about the space, we knew we had to pull out all the stops. This piece was curated for a downtown Orlando church-turned-townhome. This dreamy location would be the perfect home for an out-of-the-box design.

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Custom emerald color with integrated brass design

We were given a color sample to go from with the instruction there should be a metal inlay. We played around with the color mixing process until the perfect emerald emerged. The result was a jewel-toned dream with a perfectly gold embossed look.

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A Coffee Table That Makes A Statement

Once we were satisfied and the client was happy, the coffee table was delivered and quickly became the eye-popping statement piece this incredible space was craving.

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from vision to Actuality

When the interior designer came to us for this piece, they gave dimensions and a few color ideas, then it was up to us to create a bold imaginative look that would turn heads. It is our great joy to take broad ideas and bring them to life!

Cocktail Hour In The Studio

 
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Custom drinks & custom countertops

We love crafting our own cocktails almost as much as we love creating the surfaces to mix them on. Take a look inside the Elderflower Manhattan, a refreshing bourbon based beauty to make any mixologist swoon.

Twist on an old classic

After a long workday spent covered in concrete, sweating and chugging cold brew by the gallon (wait is that just us…?), you look forward to coming home, getting cleaned up and enjoying a little taste of the finer things. But, even if you aren’t up to your elbows in concrete, it’s nice to treat yourself at the end of a hard day’s work. The Elderflower Manhattan is one of our go-to mixed drinks to unwind with.

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Once the design and installation of this custom whiskey sleeve countertop (that we definitely wish we could have kept for ourselves) was complete, we decided we’d better break it in with some of our favorite drinks before saying our goodbyes!

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Elderflower manhattan

2oz Bourbon (we like Angel’s Envy)

1oz St. Germain Elderflower Liqueur

1/2oz Noilly Prat Extra Dry Vermouth

2 dashes angostura aromatic bitters (Feel free to play around with bitters here to switch it up!)

Top with a Maraschino Cherry since a cocktail really isn’t complete without a garnish

Serve over a king cube or a large ice sphere.

We’ll have what he’s having!

Photos by Sergio Castro

The House That Has It All

 
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designer Touches

Over the last couple of years it’s been our great joy to work on the Kilgore House. This project has been incredibly unique for us because out of everything we’ve done here, we don’t have a single countertop in the house! This statement fireplace surround is just one of many custom pieces that work to make this house so special.

Bold pieces to accentuate existing CHARM

The aesthetic of Kilgore House is already so eye-catching. We wanted our pieces to come alongside and complement the space rather than overpower it.

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pretty in pink

This 8 foot console blended perfectly with the geometric elements of this inviting and stylized den.

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Gallery Style Seating For Natural Art

The house is home to a stunning cylinder fish tank full of vibrant coral and fish. Our clients wanted benches tailored to this space that would lend themselves to sea-gazing.

Did we mention the kangaroo?? Just when we thought we couldn’t love Kilgore House more, we saw their private zoo. We couldn’t possibly leave without saying hello to all the animals that call this place home.

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Until next time, Kilgore House!

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Bringing Indoor Style To The Great Outdoors

 
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A space that inspires community

We wanted to create a space for our client that would lend itself to gathering friends and family. We partnered with our metal fabricator, Drew McGuckin, to create the base and eight stationary stools for our dolphin gray concrete community table.

time Moves slower here

As adults, summer may not hold the same carefree sentiment for us that it once did when we were kids. Most of us still go to work, and have demands on our time and attention no matter what season it is, but there is a certain something in the air that makes us feel just a little bit lighter. Outdoor living spaces can serve as a physical reminder to take things a little slower and to enjoy the sweetness life can bring when we are paying attention.

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A Place For Everything

This charming smoker called for a space of its own, so we created a custom polished hole, and a chiseled stone edge profile.

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Whether it’s an outdoor kitchen or a comfy chair you like to sip your morning coffee in, It’s important to create spaces where we can allow ourselves to slow down and gain nourishment from our surroundings.

 

 

5 Reasons To Love Stone Bathtubs

by Leah Lawson

 
 
Photograph by One World Just Go

Photograph by One World Just Go

1) They Will Make your friends & coworkers jealous

At one point or another, this photo has probably crept into your life - it’s made its way onto your discover feed, it’s popped up on Pinterest. There you are scrolling along, minding your own business when you see it: a tropical setting, a beautiful stone tub full of exotic flowers, and a view of an ocean somewhere. All of the sudden you find yourself on AirBnB scrolling through vacation homes in Thailand. You start imagining yourself in that soaking tub surrounded by flowers and sinking into that peaceful warmth when you’re forced to snap out of it because oops you’ve closed your eyes at your desk and are smiling at nothing and your coworker, Beth, already thinks you’re super weird. It looks like Thailand will have to wait… but maybe you don’t have to go to Thailand to make Beth wake up and finally realize how cool you are. Maybe you’re just one stone tub away from creating your personal paradise, and the best part? You don’t even have to leave the house. Take that, Beth.


2) They’re pretty

Let's face it; It's 2019 we care about aesthetics. Functionality is important for sure, but we want our things to look good. We use words like 'curate' now, and we can't be bothered by book covers or shampoo bottles that aren't nice to look at. Yes, there was a time when we were taught not to judge a book by its cover (and yeah I know it's a metaphor) but when was the last time you bought a literal book that didn't look cool? I don't even check out library books that don't look cool, and those are free! If you're staring at an old dirty tub that your kid took a permanent marker to when they were pretending to paint the Sistine chapel, and the result looks like it's maybe a turtle (maybe a turtle-squirrel hybrid) and no matter what angle you look at it from it looks like it's laughing at you, then perhaps it's not sparking as much joy as it used to. Maybe it just isn't pretty anymore. Concrete tubs are beautiful, and they fit in well with just about any design style. I know you did not go through, and Marie Kondo your entire house just to stop at the bathroom.

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Chrissy Teigen’s stone bath. Photograph Courtesy of Hilton & Hyland

Chrissy Teigen’s stone bath. Photograph Courtesy of Hilton & Hyland

3) you can pretend you’re Chrissy Teigen

Chrissy Teigen is an absolute legend. She was once called "the only celebrity that matters," and she 100% deserves that title. She is funny, stunning, she keeps it real, her twitter is goals, she's an amazing cook, she inspires us to care less about what other people think, and she teaches us that being yourself can be cool (especially if you're Chrissy Teigen). She also has a stone bathtub. Maybe you won't be floating home from the Oscars or the Grammys and sliding off your designer heels to slip into a bath, but you can totally float home from the movies, or a dinner with friends and slip into your own stone bath. Once you're in the bath and you close your eyes who is there to stop you from being Chrissy Teigen?? No one. In the comfort of your own bath - the same bath Chrissy Teigen graces with her presence - you are a celebrity, but not just any celebrity, you are the only celebrity that matters. You are Chrissy Teigen.


4) They’re Durable

It’s terrible to invest in something just to have it fail you a few months or a year later *cough* iPhone *cough*, that’s why it’s good to know concrete tubs are built to last. Concrete is scratch and heat resistant, making it a durable choice for a bathtub that will stand the test of time. So go ahead, get that blow torch out of the garage and go crazy! Just kidding that would be incredibly dangerous. Maybe just trust us on this one, okay?

Tub by Price Concrete Studio

Tub by Price Concrete Studio


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5) It’s an excuse to relax

If you’re like me, you think about soaking in the tub a lot more than you actually do. You imagine yourself coming home after a long day, drawing a hot bath, lighting some candles and sinking in to take the first deep breaths you’ve taken all day. You picture yourself surrounded by bubbles, finally finishing that book that you picked up on vacation but haven’t been able to come back to since re-entering real life. But for all your good intentions, you only make it as far as the couch and a not-so-relaxing scroll through social media before it’s time to turn in. Maybe you’re too stressed out thinking about what you should be doing or could be doing with your evening, and you can’t allow yourself to take a night off- what you need is a good excuse. It’s in bad taste to pretend your grandma is sick again plus she posts so much on Facebook now that she learned about selfies that no one would believe you anyway. But your stone tub standing there all unused - stunning, inviting, and practically begging you to unwind?! Now that’s an excuse your grandma would approve of.

Cocktail Hour In The Studio

Introducing our favorite summer drink to cool down with: the DRAMATICALLY GARNISHED PIMM’S CUP

No matter where you’re living, this time of year, I’m sure you’ve seen some very hot days. Now, there are a few ways to tackle the unbearable heat:

1.) Run outside with a bucket of ice and a javelin in your hand, screaming at the sun “come and get me you coward!” This method is effective at momentarily making yourself feel better, but will not help with the overall heat factor you’re experiencing.

2.) Stay inside all day with your air conditioning until you slowly slip into delusion due to lack of contact with the outside world. Start performing the rock opera you wrote to an empty living room, and get your feelings hurt when your cat doesn’t return after intermission. This method is effective at keeping you cool, but you will have to sacrifice your dignity and sanity in exchange. Is it a fair trade? Maybe, but that really depends on how hot it is and how much sanity you had to begin with.

3.) Invite your pals over for a refreshing cocktail. This method is most effective at keeping you cool all while ensuring you stay connected with the important people in your life. Plus, you will have a larger test audience for your new rock opera, and for that, your cat will thank you.

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Best served on a concrete countertop ;)

 

Work Tunes Playlist (Vol 1)

 
 
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how to socially level up at work

Whistling while you work might help you pass the time, but it will 100% annoy everyone around you. Why not stay in the good graces of your coworkers by offering them something of value instead of your faint yet still irritating mouth noises? Why not bring a really cool playlist to work? Maybe even pass it off as your own and make everyone think you have killer taste! We don’t care, because we’re on your side! Our first edition of “Work Tunes” is filled with oldie-but-goodie vibes mixed in with hints of what-the-kids-are-listening-to-these-days. Get ready to be the talk of the town! Or at least the water cooler.


we’re in this together

Sometimes work is fantastic, and everything goes right with your day, and the week flies by in the best way, but that isn’t always the norm. We all have hard times and bad days, but it can be comforting to know you’re not doing it alone. These are some of the songs that get us out of our work rut and get us back to (metaphorically) whistling while we work, and we hope in sharing them with you, you can feel like you have a friend in this fight.

P.S. Follow us on Spotify to be the first hear when we drop a new (fire) mix tape.

 

 

2020 Design Trend Forecast

 

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the four trends we expect to dominate 2020

Over the past few hundred years, people have predicted some crazy things they believed would be the norm for all of us in 2020. They imagined computers wouldn’t catch on, human feet would become just one big toe, eating would no longer be necessary (glad this one didn’t happen, I’d be lost without chicken tikka masala), and socks would be disposable (not sure what this was about, but any sock is disposable if you try hard enough.) Maybe the lesson here is that predicting the future is pretty tricky, especially if it’s way far in the future. We’ve decided on a safer bet by predicting what design trends will blow up in 2020.


the rebirth of the home office

The internet has brought a lot of scary and new obstacles into our lives. From privacy leaks to the effect things like Instagram and Facebook have on our social lives and mental health, it's been a bumpy ride. It isn't all doom and gloom though; It's also provided a way for a lot of people to work from home who could have never done so before. It has created businesses and jobs with more flexibility. That's why the home office has made such an incredible comeback.

 
Desk by Price Concrete Studio. Photo by Patrick Chin

Desk by Price Concrete Studio. Photo by Patrick Chin


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wallapaper

That's right, it's back, and once again our parents were right about the cyclical nature of style. Those things we made fun of them for and swore we'd never wear are cool, and we can do nothing but come crawling back to mom's closet tail between legs, begging for her hand-me-downs. While "mom jeans" only needed to wait it out to get their proper fifteen minutes, advances in design have done a lot for wallpaper. You no longer have to choose between a pattern you could swear was on your grandpa's favorite sweater, and one that looks like flowers threw up all over it. Now there are tons of beautiful and stylish wallpaper patterns to pick from. And even though one day our children might make fun of us for it, it's probably worth it to enjoy a charming accent wall in the here and now.


mindfulness in design

Culture has been slowly shifting towards mental health awareness and paying more attention to how stress affects our lives. I hardly go a day without hearing someone talk about self-care. It may seem like just a trend or a string of buzzwords, but I think it’s more than that. I think people want to pay more attention to their emotional needs and are seeking new ways to get off the stress rollercoaster. So it’s no wonder people have introduced these concepts into their home design. Expect to see more of this in 2020 and maybe even whole rooms in people’s houses devoted to “mindfulness.” So what does this look like? A lot more natural materials like wood and concrete (had to), creating intentional spaces in the home for more “mindful” activities like meditation, yoga, and journaling, and carrying more calming colors throughout the design of your house. I’ll cheers to a less worry-filled 2020!

Photo: Behr from back to nature paint collection

Photo: Behr from back to nature paint collection


Photo: West Elm

Photo: West Elm

multi-functionality

I mean, who doesn't want more bang for their buck? If a coffee table doubles as a place I can hide all my mail to avoid dealing with it then yes, please! And if a bench can store a bunch of fitted sheets that I still can't properly fold because anyone who tells you it's doable is absolutely lying, then yeah I'll take two. If you live in a smaller apartment or studio, you shouldn't have to sacrifice style to be able to keep your stuff organized. Now can we get a dryer that doubles as someone else to fold all my clothes?

Wishing you happy futuristic re-decorating!

 

A Perfect Fall Day In The Neighborhood

 
 
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A florida fall

While most states are desperately trying to cling to summer, watching the sunset just willing it not to creep up earlier and earlier, in Florida we dream of changing leaves, brilliant colors, and crisp fall air. I guess you want what you don't have, and even though the weather may stay, well hot, there's no harm in pretending we're just like every other state. Go ahead, put on your flannel, order that pumpkin spice latte HOT, sit outside under a (still annoyingly green) tree and pretend you too are experiencing fall. That sweat gathering at your brow is just an illusion! Take a nice hot sip of that latte and let us tell you our favorite ways to pretend it's fall. We invite you to join us on a perfect fall day in the neighborhood.


Wake up with craft & common coffee

Located in downtown Orlando, this beautifully designed coffee & goods shop is serving up specialty coffee in style. I know, I know Instagram is ruining real life and let’s just enjoy one another and all that - totally, but if you’re there, you might as well force your friend or significant other to take a great a picture of you by their neon sign or looking cute in a scarf it’s totally not too hot at all for with your beautifully crafted latte! We won’t judge you.

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The wild child

I’m usually a black coffee drinker but even I want to try a fancy drink with some flowers in it! Their drink “the wild child” is made with rose syrup, vanilla, cardamom and sprinkled with pedals, yes please!

Photo by Central Florida Chic

Photo by Orlando Weekly

Photo by Orlando Weekly


Photo from Zagat

Photo from Zagat

Brunch at the coop

After getting your fill of fancy lattes and cute pictures for social media, head on over to winter park for an incredible brunch at The Coop. You already love 4Rivers; how could you not? It’s iconic! So you’re pretty much destined to fall in love with John Rivers & the 4Rivers teams’ home-style southern cuisine. From chicken & waffles to catfish & grits, there’s something for everyone. And in case you didn’t get your caffeine fix there’s bottomless coffee to keep you fired up for this incredible faux fall you’re having.


do a little antiquing & Vintage shopping at adjectives market

Now that you’re super caffeinated and stuffed to the brim with incredible southern cuisine, it’s time to walk it off with some good old fashion shopping. A mere five minutes from The Coop awaits your next adventure: Adjectives Market. Adjectives is a great place to find unique decor for your house, along with tons of vintage goods and handcrafted pieces. Who knows, maybe you’ll even find a fall candle or two!

Photo by Adjectives Market

Photo by Adjectives Market


Photo by Jared Parventi

Photo by Jared Parventi

have a beer at crooked can brewing

It’s a little bit of a hike from your shopping excursion in Winter Park, but come on this is the Tour De Fall! Crooked Can Brewing is attached to the amazing Plant St. Market. If you’re still hankering for more shopping and strolling, start inside Winter Garden’s local artisan market. Once you’ve gotten your fill of natural organic goods, head into Crooked Can for quality unique craft brews. The brewery has an onsite tasting room and features seasonal beers. As a bonus, you’ll be drinking your locally crafted beer on a locally crafted bar top by your Price Concrete family.


Head home for a cozy movie night

After a long day of exploring and pretending the weather matches your mood, there’s nothing better than getting cozy at home and watching your favorite fall movie. Hocus Pocus seems like an obvious choice and should definitely be on your list, but in case you’re Hocus Pocused out we thought we’d give you a few more autumnal faves. 

  1. Start Harry Potter from the beginning. If you time this beloved eight movie journey correctly, you can experience the wonders of a snowy Hogwarts right around Christmas time when you’ll be hoping against all odds that it will at least dip under 80 degrees for a few days.

  2. Gilmore Girls. I know this isn’t a movie, but the magical town of Stars Hollow seems to be blessed with a perpetual fall.

  3. When Harry Met Sally. Let the autumn strolls through Central Park get you in the autumn spirits.

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Back at home after a day a perfect fall day in the neighborhood, surrounded by pumpkin decor, with the scenes of fall classics glowing from the screen, you can smile knowing that yes, even for you, even in Florida, fall is here. 

Introducing TUB Brand:

Luxury Soaking Tubs Delivered To Your Door

 
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origin story

What began as a desire to make the luxury of bathing in a stone tub more accessible to clients, sparked a collaboration with Steven Robertson Construction to create TUB brand. At TUB brand, we designed a line of stone bathtubs that we see as functional art. Each tub is hand-crafted in our studio, giving every piece character, and it’s own unique identity.

The key to relaxation

I like to keep my living room tidy so that I can transition into vegetation mode as soon as humanly possible. Unfortunately, that means my bathroom becomes kind of a catch-all for everything I don't want to deal with at the moment. I keep my laundry basket in there, so it doesn't feel too irresponsible to leave my crumpled clothes on the floor next to the shower, or to have a small collection of toilet paper roll carcasses piling up next to the trash can (apparently I'm not Kobe Bryant.) If I leave all of the mess in my bathroom, then my living room is free and clear and ready to receive me with the open arms of the cast of Euphoria. Living this way is okay for a while, but eventually, my bathroom starts to feel like a stressful place. The dirty clothes are stacked high. This spooky spider has claimed it as his home, and I don't want to make him angry so I just kind of let it be. Perhaps he likes the clothes piled that way, and the towels flung carelessly over the door instead of on their designated hooks, who am I to judge? But I think an essential component of relaxing and taking care of yourself begins in the bathroom: A hot shower or bath, a face mask carefully applied. Some extra time spent grooming may seem superficial, but it's been a proven link to better mental health and self-esteem. Treating your bathroom like the key to relaxation paves the way for a little extra time spent on self-care. If your bathroom is already nice and inviting, it will take a lot less effort to create some time for yourself. Enter Tub brand. Carefully crafted with ultimate relaxation in mind, this line of luxury stone tubs inspires tranquility. They're a step into another world, a place where you can take a deep breath and unplug. They're a place where you can take extra care of yourself and emerge more refreshed- in a better position to deal with whatever obstacles you're facing.

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Tub Brand offers 5 unique colors and two different sizes, to compliment and elevate any design style. Visit Tub Brand’s website to learn more.