Make 2019 Yours with These Tips and Custom Tiles

When it comes to a new year, we believe in Audrey’s mantra: “The most important thing is to enjoy your life - to be happy. It’s all that matters.”

Fortunately for tile nerds like us, happiness is something we get to experience every day! Surrounded by tile, interior design inspiration, and a solid team - how could anyone not be happy?!

To take our happiness meter up a notch, we dove into some insightful new strategies. Oh and, of course, some new tile designs!

So, grab your iPad or sketch book and prepare to take some notes! We’re gearing up for an exciting and Audrey-inspired 2019. Here’s how you can join the party:

Making Resolutions realistic goals

Now, there’s absolutely nothing wrong with new year’s resolutions. However, we’ve learned over the years that we are more successful with our annual “this year I’m going to…” goals when we plan to set out on the journey rather than completing it. What we mean by this is, don’t set yourself up for failure by making some brash, New Year’s Eve infused resolution. Instead, make the goal of taking the first step (or steps) towards that resolution. For instance, rather than saying “I want to put $10,000 into a savings account,” try thinking more along the lines of, “every time I go to make an unnecessary purchase, I will transfer that money into savings instead.” Once you build your goal into your current lifestyle, then you can set higher bars.


Your year, your tile design

With all the ways you can make the new year yours, perhaps the most innovative one is monogram tile. With the new Audrey Lane Monogram Collection, you’ll get to pick from seven fonts and unlimited color combinations. These beautifully crafted, Italian porcelain tiles are the cherry on top of a perfect new year!


Reflect before resetting

Leadership expert, Margaret Wheatley says it best:

“Without reflection, we go blindly on our way, creating more unintended consequences, and failing to achieve anything useful.” So, before you start to plan for the coming year, make sure you remember to bring the lessons (wins, losses, cup-fillers)  from years past with you.


Making a life is key

We’re full of famous, inspirational quotes today- and one of the best of all time says something about remembering to make a life while you’re focused on making a living. Let’s face it. We are going to work a lot in this lifetime. So, it is important to be reminded that life holds more value than material things. That’s why we set a monthly reminder on our smart devices that makes a message like the one below pop up. It reminds us to take a step back and make sure we are focusing on our families as much as we are our careers.