Design Services &
Product Sourcing

Creative Material’s Design Services and Product Sourcing Department operates out of a massive architectural library filled with nothing but tile, glass, LVT and other surface material.  Commercial clients call on this specialized department for no-cost services such as product sourcing, mood board sourcing (clients send us their mood boards and our team sends back a surface material mood board with options fitting the designer’s concept), and pattern layouts and designs.

When designing commercial spaces, this team understands the critical details involved, such as nominal sizing, technical requirements, and which manufacturers produce different surface materials most efficiently (which helps lower costs).

Scroll down to meet the team and to see examples of product sourcing, mood board sourcing, and pattern layouts and designs. For additional inspiration, check out our Erin’s Picks blog written by Senior Design Services Consultant, Erin DeMuth.

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Meet The Team

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Erin DeMuth | Senior Design Services Consultant

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Erin DeMuth | Senior Design Services Consultant

Erin joined Creative Materials as a Sourcing Specialist in 2016, which has evolved to her current role as Senior Design Services Consultant. Her product-focused approach and solutions are backed by more than 15 years of first-hand experience in the interior design and finish material industry. With a portfolio that includes work from high-end residential to commercial and hospitality design, she has extensive applied knowledge.

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David Briggs | Product Manager

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David Briggs | Product Manager

David joined Creative Materials in 2016 within an inventory capacity that has progressed to his current position as Product Manager. He excels at problem analysis with a solution-focused approach through attentive listening and understanding of the challenge. The expert level knowledge he has in LVT correlates to his ability to identify customer needs and resource the product.

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“The Fallyn project allowed us to tap into one of the best things about Creative Materials; partnerships with some of the finest tile manufacturers from within the US and around the globe.”

~ Erin DeMuth, Senior Design Services Consultant

Mood Board Sourcing

Mood Board Inspiration & Project Type: Corporate Interiors | The interior designers sought after products with an organic, natural feel with texture and shades of blue. Scroll to the next image to see the Design Services Mood Board based off the client’s image.

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Mood Board Inspiration & Project Type: Boutique Hotel | The client shared their concept of a space with pops of color and terrazzo. Scroll to the next image to see the Design Services Mood Board based off the client’s image.

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Mood Board Inspiration & Project Type: High-End Restaurant | The interior designer provided an inspiration collage for the look and feel of the a high-end restaurant to exude luxuriousness with deep blues accented by gold. Scroll to the next image to see the Design Services Mood Board based off the client’s image.

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Product Sourcing

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Product Sourcing Project Type: Ice Cream Shop | The interior designer provided an inspiration image with a design intent of playful pinks. Creative Materials’ Design Services team selected tile options that reflected the colors, textures and patterns found in the designer’s inspiration.

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Product Sourcing Project Type: Hotel Lobby | The interior designer provided an inspiration image with a design intent to bring the outdoors in. Creative Materials’ Design Services team selected tile options that reflected the colors, textures and patterns found in the designer’s inspiration.

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Product Sourcing Project Type: Corporate Office | The interior designer provided an inspiration image with a design intent of chocolatey-brown stones. Creative Materials’ Design Services team selected tile options that reflected the colors, textures and patterns found in the designer’s inspiration.

Surface Material Pattern Layouts and Designs

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Pattern Layout | Chroma, Creative Materials Rendered Elevation, Page 1. The interior designer working on a corporate Interior fell in love with Creative Materials’ Chroma collection. The designer selected 4 colors that worked with his client’s logo and color scheme. He wanted to create a herringbone pattern with Chroma but was unsure on how he wanted it to look and didn’t have much time to explore various options. Design Services quickly created multiple looks for the interior designer. The designer selected this fading herringbone effect because of the movement and boldness this design would create in his client’s space.

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Pattern Layout | Chroma, Creative Materials Pattern Layout, Page 2. The interior designer working on a corporate Interior fell in love with Creative Materials’ Chroma collection. The designer selected 4 colors that worked with his client’s logo and color scheme. He wanted to create a herringbone pattern with Chroma but was unsure on how he wanted it to look and didn’t have much time to explore various options. Design Services quickly created multiple looks for the interior designer. The designer selected this fading herringbone effect because of the movement and boldness this design would create in his client’s space.

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This quick casual food service client called on the Design Services team to develop a lively pattern for busy restrooms. Utilizing various textures and surfaces from the Journey collection, the team developed a modern layout in a contemporary color. The client not only loved the design, but also the time that was saved from designing in-house.

Pattern Layout | Origins, Creative Materials Pattern Layout, Page 1. The Interior Designer for this multi-unit residential project wanted comforting and inviting aesthetics for the lobby, but did not want the high maintenance of typical carpet. The Design Services Team showed samples of Origins, and the search was over. The suede-like appearance and earthen colors applied in a pattern thrilled the designer and achieved exactly what was desired for the space.

Pattern Layout | Origins, Creative Materials Pattern Layout, Page 2. The Interior Designer for this multi-unit residential project wanted comforting and inviting aesthetics for the lobby, but did not want the high maintenance of typical carpet. The Design Services Team showed samples of Origins, and the search was over. The suede-like appearance and earthen colors applied in a pattern thrilled the designer and achieved exactly what was desired for the space.

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Pattern Layout | Modello, Creative Materials, Page 1. The Interior Designer working on this hotel lobby wanted to create a design with a hexagon that started on the reception desk and continued up the wall behind the desk. Creative Materials’ Architectural Sales Consultant (ASC) showed the Designer our Modello Collection and thought that was the perfect look for this space. The Designer showed the ASC an inspiration image with the look they were trying to achieve. The ASC reached out to Creative Materials’ Design Services to see if they could create this look with our Modello Collection. Design Services created a rendering of the design, as well as a tile pattern layout indicating the location of each tile in the design. Since this design was challenging from an installation standpoint, Design Services had this drawing reviewed by Creative Materials’ Quality Assurance department to ensure there would not be any issues with our drawing during the installation.

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Pattern Layout | Modello, Creative Materials Rendered Elevation, Page 2. The interior designer working on this hotel lobby wanted to create a design with a hexagon that started on the reception desk and continued up the wall behind the desk. Creative Materials’ architectural sales consultant (ASC) showed the designer our Modello collection and thought that was the perfect look for this space. The designer showed the ASC an inspiration image with the look they were trying to achieve. The ASC looped in the Design Services Team to help create the look using Modello. Design Services created a rendering of the design, as well as a tile pattern layout indicating the location of each tile in the design. Since this design was challenging from an installation standpoint, design services also had the drawing reviewed by Creative Materials’ Quality Assurance Department to ensure there would not be any issues with the drawing during the installation.

Lead Time

Lead times for sourcing requests are typically 1-3 business days, mood board sourcing 3-5 business days, and pattern designs 5-7 business days.  Creative Materials does not guarantee lead times, but will communicate expected turnaround time when a request is submitted. For Pattern Layouts and Technical Drawings, please provide us with one of the following files or formats: PDF, DWG (AutoCAD) file or RVT (Revit) file. For project inspiration, any file type (JPEG, PNG, PDF, etc.) that communicates your design intent works for us

Additional services from this specialized team include:

Grout Color Selection

Dread picking grout colors? Not us! We live for this stuff! We’ll pick the color that coordinates best with your tile, and can even provide suggestions on creating cool effects using contrasting grout colors.

Aluminum Extruded Profile Recommendations

Let us provide recommendations for the right profiles to fit your project conditions and the colors that work best with your design.

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Creative Materials reserves the right to refuse a design and sourcing request at our sole discretion.