Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Tile Scouting on the Fly

I spent yesterday running around looking for tile and I snapped a few pictures of some options that make me feel all warm and fuzzy. I thought I'd share them, as some are on the top of my dream list, and others are very do-able -- so much so, that I fall back to their timeless good looks and classic feel all the time.

I'm in love with these. I cannot wait for the right project to use them -- they just make me happy looking at them. Perfect for even just a small backsplash above the stove if you can't commit to the whole sh-bang.

Another one that just makes me weak in the knees. Herringbone in any width makes the biggest, easiest statement because it's all about how it's assembled, more than the material. Marble can't be beat though. Love it.

Traditional long and narrow subway in a Calcutta. What's great about this one is it's actually pretty affordable and the size is stunning.

1x1 Hex. My personal favorites are the larger sizes, 1.5x1.5 or 2x2, but the marble version of an old classic is a great upscale option and with marble outlets online, it can be affordable. Promise.

I saw this yesterday too, and I think it's stunning. I've been waiting for a project with a small kitchen reno in it to use something like this in. Can you imagine how amazing it would be? Small kitchens are such a good opportunity to use something this statement-y because you don't have to worry about it being overwhelming. AND more importantly, it's way easier to justify the cost of detail work like this. Small spaces give you so much more license to play and this is totally my game.

And this feels like a total aside, but I wanted to show you a really great border I found for a client and it's easy to pull off. I have a project with a guest bath that needs some "pop" and I think this might just be it: Mixed in with my classic marble hex: a Greek Key border. I think it's a great choice for a powder room and not too pricey either.

Forgive the weird formatting, Blogger is getting the better of me today, and I cannot handle it. Blogger won this battle, off to open a bottle of wine.

Happy tiling!


Anonymous said...

That first tile is to die for. Someday!

Anonymous said...

I love 1,2, and 4 - do you know the names of these and where they can be found? Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Where can I find the first tile pictured? It's gorgeous!! Thanks for showing these.

Anonymous said...

What is the source of the first tile? GORGEOUS!

Susie said...

The first and second tile are from Pratt & Larsen in Bellevue WA. Happy hunting.

Anonymous said...

Unbelievable! What about number 5? Where is it from...thanks!

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