2022 Tile Trends from KBDN

I love tile, so attending Coverings, the largest tile and stone expo in North America, is one of my favorite design shows. I attended this past April in Vegas and enjoyed the sexy new styles and smart new standards.

I wrote about them all for my latest Kitchen & Bath Design News Trend Spotting. You can read it here. Lots of eye candy to enjoy!

Bathroom tiled in large format marble-look porcelain tile with freestanding white tub.

Large format porcelain tile that looks like natural stone is a strong, gorgeous trend
(Photo:  MILE®stone / Tile Council of North America)



I wrote a piece for Forbes.com this week on the latest design trends shared by Houzz. Lots of wellness to write about. Check it out here.

Living room in barn-style (barndo) home with vaulted wood ceiling.
“Barndo” style is trending!


I also contributed insights to How to Make Your Bedroom the Ultimate Post-Adventure Retreat sponsored article that appeared in Outside Magazine.


Last but not least, I was quoted in Verywell Health about walk-in tubs.


bedroom with bookcase, patio sliders, large white area rug and modern bed with white linens


How can you stay cool, comfortable and safe this summer as the temps climb? That will be the focus of my next WELLNESS WEDNESDAYS convo on July 6, at 4 pm EST, 1 pm PST and all the related time zones. I hope you’ll join us!

Past Clubhouse Recordings

Here are links to Clubhouse recordings from past sessions.

2022 Recordings:


2021 Recordings:



I’m a pretty avid reader on wellness-related topics and decided to share some of the riches I’m finding with my Gold Notes readers. Here are a few links you might find interesting and helpful:




Plant shelves with self-watering and lighting systems. Plants Add Wellness And Style Benefits To Home Spaces - Not a green thumb myself, I'm just glad when I can keep my plants alive, and don't expect to be regularly blessed with blooms. Nonetheless, I've been adding to my plant collection and I greatly enjoy their greenery. I have plants in my bedroom, guest suite, living room and patio. Continue Reading
handgun with bullets Food For Thought #22: The Nexus Between Wellness Design and Gun Violence - This was definitely true for me in July 1992, after becoming a gunshot victim near my Los Angeles apartment. I don’t want to retell or relive all the painful details, so I’ll just say it took months of physical therapy to recover and more than a year of PTSD counseling to feel safe again.   Continue Reading
husky in home office Wellness Design and Pets - Animals provide extraordinary wellness benefits to their humans, including reduced stress and blood pressure levels, improved heart health and emotional support. They also require lots of care and gear. I wrote about the latest tips and trends in setting up your home for a pet in my latest piece. You can read that here. Continue Reading
Wellness Design Can Help Support Teen Mental Health - Since it's Mental Health Awareness Month, I decided to reach out to some experts and devote a post to how wellness design can help your teenager. Here it is. I hope these insights help him, her or them. Continue Reading
living room with woman on couch, fireplace and Frame TV with landscape scene above fireplace. Art Gives Potential, Personalized Wellness Boost To Home Interiors - Art helps make a house a home. It also has therapeutic value, as one of my sources, president of the American Art Therapy Association shared in my latest piece. Continue Reading
outdoor living room with couch, tables, chairs and large fireplace Home Security Features For Outdoor Living - I wrote my latest Forbes.com piece for readers who have larger, more amenity-rich outdoor living areas than mine. If you do, here are some tips and trends for protecting your property, equipment, family and guests while enjoying them.  Continue Reading
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Jamie Gold, CKD, CAPS, MCCWC
San Diego, CA

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