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Design Trends: What To Expect in 2021

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]This year, our homes were turned upside down, evolving from everyday living space to makeshift offices, classrooms, gyms, etc. It has been long, tiring, and a bit overwhelming with all the sudden changes and continuous turmoil that is 2020. Finding a place to “escape” has become more important than ever and the design industry has taken this trend to a whole other level![/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="50px"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] How 2020 Changed The Design Industry [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]Experts say that the use of color and strategic placement of natural...

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How Does The Countertop Buying Process Work?

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]So, you are interested in renovating your home, but want to understand all of the nitty gritty details before you get started. Don’t worry, here’s everything you need to know about the countertop buying process. Before you start your renovation project, it is important to understand how the countertop buying process works to ensure everything runs as smoothly and efficiently as possible. After all, we want you to have these new countertops installed as soon as possible so you can start...

Discover Naples’ Hidden Gem: The Best Countertops in Naples, Florida

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Located conveniently between 1-75 and US-41, UMI's stone warehouse and distribution facility in Naples, FL houses one of the largest selections of stone slabs along Southwest Florida's Paradise Coast. Offering extraordinary surfaces and unmatched designs, UMI’s collection of quartz countertops, porcelain countertops, natural stone, and exotic stone surfaces are the perfect contenders to bring your design project to the next level.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] UMI Naples Countertop Offerings [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Antolini Precioustone Naples [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]UMI Naples not only has a beautiful showroom and warehouse, but right next door is...

Designer Spotlight – Shauna Freeman

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_single_image image="7958" img_size="large" alignment="center"][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text] "My personal style is little bit boho and a little eclectic so I do love a client who doesn't shy away from color and pattern!" - Shauna Freeman [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]Meet Shauna! She is a vibrant soul with a unique background that enables her to bring authenticity within her work. She has been an interior designer for over 12 years in Tampa, Florida, brining a fun flare and vibe to every space she touches. Learn more about her...

Determine Your Design Style

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Interested in beginning a renovation or remodel project but don’t know where to start? Browsing through Pinterest and becoming overwhelmed by the vast opportunities that interior design offers? From all white kitchen styles to rustic or contemporary designs, how do you choose which style suits YOU? We’ve categorized a few popular designs and styling techniques to help you understand the best way to go about your next design project! Take a look below![/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] All White Kitchen [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][vc_single_image image="7771" img_size="large" alignment="center"][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]Love the look of...

Designer Spotlight – Jean Alli Designs

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_single_image image="7891" img_size="large"][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text] "I’m a fan of Pompeii quartz.  I think you get a lot of bang for your buck!" - Jean Alli [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]Meet Jean! She is the founder of Jean Alli Designs, a full-service interior design studio located in Largo, FL. She has been working as an Interior Designer for 30 years, showcasing her unique talents and capabilities. Learn more about her below and check out some of her favorite design projects featuring UMI Stone![/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text] Q: Tell us a little...

The Versatility of Stone

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Stone is often referenced within the design industry. Companies particularly emphasize that they serve some of the finest stone surfaces on the market and boasts their product’s unique composition due to its extreme versatility. In reality, all stones are versatile to an extent. It is only the degree of your imagination that is the limit.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text] A Form of Art [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]Let us take you back in time and remind you of the infamous stone sculptures that you probably studied in your history class as...

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Designer Spotlight – Nikki Levy Interiors

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_single_image image="7873" img_size="large"][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text] "I could not help myself and jumped right back into the design world as soon as possible." - Nikki Levy [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]Meet Nikki! She is the founder of Nikki Levy Interiors located in Delray Beach, Florida and has over __ years of experience showcasing her unique abilities and talent. As a South African-born, she brings a lot of distinct flavor and characteristics into her work. Learn more about Nikki below and check out her latest design project featuring...

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Which Countertop Material is Best for Your Kitchen?

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]At UMI, we offer a plethora of different surfaces and materials to suit your design preference. Various veining, colors, compositions, and characteristics are offered at each of our UMI locations to provide every customer with the countertop of their dreams. But, with plentiful options and a world full of beauty, how do you know which countertop material is best for you? It all comes down to 3 different criteria: composition, lifestyle & design.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Granite/ Quartzite [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image="6448" img_size="large" alignment="center"][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Granite is one of the...

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Designer Spotlight – Wegman Design Group

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_single_image image="7840" img_size="large"][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text] "I find it interesting to be both creative and strategic in this environment." - Lori Wegman [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]Meet Lori! She is the owner and principal of the Wegman Design Group located in Naples, Florida and has over 20 years of experience as an intricate and well-known interior designer! Check out her design techniques, where she gets her inspiration, and a few of her favorite design projects featuring UMI stone![/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text] Q:  Tell me a little about your background.   A: "I’m originally...

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