02 – George Harrison and Laura Dahlhauser
Today in The Lounge, Nick and Slew are joined with George Harrison of Harrison Home Systems and Laura Dalhauser of Sonoma Tilemakers. Nick and Slew dive into the worlds of tile and smart homes.
Sarah Lewis (Slew)
Starting The Chaise Lounge series of vendor talks, Sara “Slew” Lewis, from Decorative Materials, joins Nick for interviews at the Denver Design Center. Decorative Materials is a superb source for all Denver designers looking for tile and stone resources.
George Harrison: Harrison Home Systems
Harrison Home Systems, based in Denver, offers high-end residential home automation to residencies in Telluride and Aspen. After 15 years in the business, the company specializes in connecting HVAC, blinds, home security, and audio and visual connections. Smart homes eliminate confusion with multiple remotes, by all being in one central location – an app on your device.
Home Treatments with Harrison Home Systems
A favorite part of smart homes are automated shades and draperies. Lutron, a lighting and dimming company, now has partnered with Savoir – the quietest shade motor company – to automate window treatments.
Collaborating with interior designers, Harrison Home Systems is both programming and designing. There is a solution for every taste, and if the client doesn’t find their desired look, partnering with third-party designers is welcome.
Laura Dalhauser and Sonoma Tilemakers
Regional account manager for the western area of Sonoma Tilemakers, Laura Dalhauser is based in northern California. The 21-year-old business now has a factory in Windsor, Sonoma County, a showroom in Napa, and is now the largest vendor of handcrafted tile in the country, working with 400 dealers throughout the US and Canada.
Sonoma Tilemakers is known for custom mixing their unique tiles – providing carved stone tiles, modern ceramics, old-world looking, tumbled stone, and a glass line including tantrum crackle glass, hard glasses in iridescent and silk, a Tuscany reserve, and an earthy reserve. The company has a new line, the Euphoria collection. The line has 18 colors, five shapes, and five sizes. The raco finish is glazed in Boulder, Colorado and shipped to dealers throughout the country.
Learn more about Harrison Home Systems at harrisonhomesystems.com or hhsusa.com. To find out more about Sonoma Tilemakers, visit sonomatilemakers.com.
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