Santiago Manent of PorcelanosaIt’s an internationally-themed show today on the Atlanta Real Estate Forum Radio Show. We are excited to have on Santiago Manent, Marketing Director of Porcelanosa, and Barbara Heil-Sonneck, owner and design leader of Design2Sell. Santiago tells us all about how Porcelanosa is a global design leader in innovation from its humble roots in Spain, and Barbara explains how being known for European design aesthetics has helped her business rise to be one of the top staging and interior design firms in Atlanta.

Santiago Manent is a long time veteran of Porcelanosa, having climbed the company ladder to the position of Director of Sales and Marketing. He explains that what makes Porcelanosa, which has an Atlanta showroom, different is their international style and vertical integration. The Porcelanosa family of companies works to create, distribute, market and sell the products to consumers so they can be one step closer to remodelers, designers and homeowners when it comes to upgraded tile. This means no middleman for affordability, and the ability to react to changes in the market and the desires of today’s buyers quickly.

As for the products themselves, Porcelanosa’s strength lies in its European design with wall and floor tiles. While we may traditionally think of tile as plain white porcelain plates with many seams and joints, there’s a whole new world of tile at Porcelanosa. They are known for large tiles, in sizes and designs you wouldn’t find anywhere else that can give your home, business, outdoor space and more an amazing look that reaches far beyond what most people think of when it comes to tile. It also means less maintenance, as there are far fewer seams.

Another exciting product is a new generation of solid surface Krion countertops, which help to create a more seamless aesthetic in kitchens. Krion–a non-porous uniform material–is warm to the touch and similar in feel to stone. Made of two-thirds natural minerals and one-third organic material, Krion can be cut into sheets and manufactured in a way to create curved pieces. With no need for joints, the result is one seamless, smooth surface.

To see all that Porcelanosa has to offer when it comes to tile, countertops, kitchen and bathroom furniture, hardwood floors, bathtubs, bath specialty items and more, listen to the full interview above, visit or stop by their Atlanta showroom at 349 Peachtree Hills Ave., Suite B2, in Atlanta. They can also be reached at 404-973-0640. In addition, you can download the Porcelanosa app on the iTunes app store for a full digital showroom experience!


Today’s Deal of the Day is a special that listeners need to act on quickly, as it’s a full $10,000 bonus on homes in the Garner Creek at Parkview community in Lilburn from Home South Communities. You have until April 30 – next Wednesday – to get a contract in on one of these homes and work with their preferred lender to get this bonus, which can be used on upgrades, closing costs, or right off the top of the sales price.

Homes at Garner Creek in Parkview start at $390,900 and offer open floor plans with spacious bedrooms. Each home has a gourmet kitchen with granite counters, tile backsplash and upgraded appliances. Exteriors are four sides brick, so you know they’re built to last, and the stone accents give each home character.

To learn more or to schedule a showing, call onsite agents Brittney Landrey at 678-463-2912 or Shannon Wilmot at 404-405-0614. You can also visit


Design2Sell on Atlanta Real Estate Forum RadioOur second guest on today’s show is the German design expert Barbara Heil-Sonneck. Barbara came to Atlanta during the Olympics and has been helping shape Atlanta’s diverse home styles ever since. She started her own company, Design2Sell, four years ago and has become one of the go-to companies for high-end interior design and staging with quick turnarounds.

From a staging perspective, Design2Sell can work with your existing furniture or take products from their huge warehouse of art, furniture and and other decor items to modify your existing space into one that flows best for a buyer. Years of experience and top training have led them to be able to shape a space, large or small, to showcase its best features and really help people fall in love with the home. These options are available whether the home is currently being lived in or is vacant.

When it comes to interior design, Barbara’s team is different from other interior designers. They often work in only one or two rooms rather than the whole home, and they focus on a redesign in a day. These programs work with reusing what people have by decluttering and then giving directions about how to take the space to the next level. Unlike other designers, Design2Sell works hand-in-hand with homeowners so there aren’t surprises when it comes to refreshing a space to work in beautiful ways.

Regardless of how they are modifying a space, Design2Sell uses science and technique to draw in emotion and make people, residents or buyers, excited about and fall in love with a space – even if that is falling in love all over again with their current home.  To learn more a bout how Design2Sell accomplishes that, along with their other experience in the market and with the entertainment industry in Georgia, listen to the full podcast above or download it on iTunes. You can also find out more by visiting


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