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StoriesMidwest Modern

Modern Comforts

For Angie Lane, this Story hits close to home. Based in Michigan, the seasoned designer wanted to create a curated palette that spoke to the honest beauty that’s woven into the midwest’s people and landscape.

Angie’s signature Midwest Modern style pays homage to the region’s practicality, warmth, and progress. Her curated Glass Tile picks offer a soulful range of warm and cool hues, echoing the midwest’s pastoral beauty and bustling industry.

A Piece of Americana

Sample the colors of the Midwest with an all-American, all Glass Tile palette, hand-curated by Angie Lane.

Our Midwest Modern Sample Pack features 2x4 Glass Tile color samples in Pheasant (gloss), Falcon (gloss), Egret (gloss), Condor (matte), Carolina Wren (matte), Chickadee (matte), Starling (gloss), and Grackle (gloss).

Homestead Hues

Love Midwest Modern’s homespun hues and timeless silhouettes? Shop Angie’s Glass Tile picks and achieve the perfect juxtaposition of classic beauty and contemporary design.

Angie's Design Tips + Inspiration

Create a Common Thread

“Seemingly unrelated rooms can be unified with a color or material thoughtfully carried throughout each space.” -- Angie Lane

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Cities with Soul

“I was inspired by some of the notable cities of the midwest like Detroit, Minneapolis, and of course, Chicago. They all have their own distinctive style while maintaining a sense of the heartland.”

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Color Your Way

“There are no rules with color. If you love it and it makes you happy, do it!”

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Add Depth with Tile

"I like to use tile in my designs as a practical material as well as an colorful accent or additional layer of color, texture, or pattern. I especially like Glass Tile because of its sense of depth.”

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Mix Finishes

“Consider mixing matte and glossy finishes to create a texture within the same color.”

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Make it Glass

“What sets Fireclay Glass Tile apart is the color collection—it's vibrant yet muted at the same time.” Photo: Collected Studio

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Comfort is Key

“The design philosophy I adhere to is comfort—creativity and inventiveness that inspires and improves quality of life and work yet is comfortable.”

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Shop Local

“Look around for local artisans and artists—you’ll be pleasantly surprised by the amazing, one-of-a-kind items around you.”

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Keep it Simple

“Simplify and refine your ideas so you can get optimal results while finding the most efficient design solution.” -- Angie Lane

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Design with Texture in Mind

“Textures are key with both architecture and interiors. There's something relatable and communal about being able to touch a texture.”

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Color Coordination

“I chose my color palette specifically to have warm and cool colors. The warm colors are a reference to the people and cool colors a reference to industry.”

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Organic Palettes

“The midwestern landscape with its fields, lakes, and vegetation contains a breathtaking range of color.”

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Heartland Style

“I specialize in a style I call Midwest Modern: contemporary without being unattainable, textured warmth with eclectic touches that embody the practicality and personality of the Midwest.”

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Every Place Has a Story to Tell

“I'm fascinated with a place's history and people, they're key to a sense of place and soul.”

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Look to Nature

“I’m constantly inspired by nature, when organic proportions and textures translate into architecture. When you turn to nature, there are endless possibilities.”

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