Where were you Thursday June 5th? If you weren’t at the grand opening of Statements new Architecture and Design Studio, you missed out on quite a party!

The evening began with a living, breathing piece of art–one of our more daring employees adorned in a Tiffany Miller exclusive.

This tile-wearing fashionista welcomed guests with never ending glasses of champagne. The Miller dress was a spectacle of shimmer dripping with the glamour of miniature glass mosaics, circular mirrors, and silver silk. In addition to the sparkling dress, little circular mirrors were adhered to the server’s face, shoes and hair with dramatic makeup to finish off the couture look.

Adding to this sensory explosion, were delicious and beautifully prepared appetizers from La Spiga restaurant. The new space was quickly filled with the sights and smells of Italy: grilled eggplant, bruschetta, pate on sourdough rounds and prosciutto served on our Amour Glace ceramic tiles . A half-wheel of fresh Parmigiana Reggiano cheese (flown in from Italy) accompanied by aged Italian balsamic vinegar were the perfect complements to the wine selection giving guests’ taste buds an out this world experience.

The entertainment for the evening was local artist and live painter, Jennifer Smith. She began painting a coppery leaf filled forest at the beginning of the event and throughout the night guests watched as she made the paint dance upon the canvas. By the end of the evening her Fall scene was complete and guests knew they had witnessed something beautiful. In addition to the painting, DJ (Jason) Schell musically mesmerized the guests with his upbeat tempos.

With all of the sensational food, drink and entertainment, it is easy to forget the reason for such a fete: our new space! Words cannot capture how amazing the new Statements A & D space looks! After a year and a half of designing, gutting and refurbishing, this charming space is complete. The Statements Design Studio, devoted to Seattle’s architectural and design community, is open and light-filled, highlighting our high-end, artful tile selection that is available by special order. The efforts and great attention to detail given by Susan, Jill and Sarah created a stunning ambience for all to enjoy. Huge boards of covered in bright tile coupled with the clean lines the new space truly combines the best elements of art, architecture and design.

If you’re a part of the Seattle Architecture and Design community and would like more information about this new space and the products it houses, contact Jill Reid at jillr@statementstile.com.

The Design Studio is located at 314 Occidental Avenue South in Pioneer Square next to Maharam and Cafe Umbria.