What Inspires Me: “This stained glass lamp is a brand new addition to my office. My father made it for his own home, where I’ve admired it for more than a decade, and sent it to me last week as part of his down-sizing. I love its hand-crafted beauty and sentimental connection — I’ll think [...]
Yes, it’s true. I have an unabashed design crush on Azulejos Alcor. What can I say? Their tiles are gorgeous, and lust-worthy. I adore Azulejos Alcor because they effortlessly elevate beautiful tile design to an art form. This purple-hued tile installation is a perfect example of taking, what so many of us take for granted, [...]
Maison Sichenia’s “Charme’” tile and mosaic collection shown in a bathroom installation. The warm pinks and soft lilacs create a serene, soothing and nurturing environment.
Prolific designer Marcel Wanders’ Minoo tile collection for Bardelli, is a beautiful design poem written in visual tensions. The delicate lace patterns on the tiles embodies the feminine, the soft, the yielding; the masculine hard surface of the tile counters with its hardness; resoluteness and unyielding strength.
Porcelanite’s pretty pink and white “Extasis” tile collection is a modern and feminine homage to Neo-classic style.
It’s well known that I have a deep admiration for the color pink, so when I saw how Azulejos Alcor used several hues of pinks intermingled with extraordinary patterns in their tile installation for this bathroom, my heart was set aflutter. Isn’t it amazing? True it may be ‘color kryptonite’ to the men in our [...]
Azulev’s elegant, feminine “Lady” porcelain tile collection is richly detailed and exquisitely divine. This tile collection adapts the beauty and embellishment of fashion to ceramics – creating a couture atmosphere for the home.
Stone & Pewter Accents’ Sumi-e Zushi large brick tiles create an enchanting aquatic dream world in this bathroom spa. The gorgeous tiles colors are taken straight from nature: blue-greens reminiscent of the turquoise and aqua seas; the shimmering pearl a reminder of the treasures the oceans hold; and the sandy beiges bring to mind the [...]
Why is it that Italians have the most perfectly developed sense of beauty? Truly at the forefront of marrying materials and design perfection, Ceramica Fondovalle, creates a subtle metallic ceramic tile that sets the heart on fire. The MetalGloss “Moonlight” ceramic from the Bi+Fusion collection appears to capture the moon’s magical and glamorous luminance in [...]
A shrinking violet by no means. This extraordinary and artistic bathroom wall executed in beautiful mosaics from Phoenician Arts is arresting and captivating in its color-saturated lushness.
The Timber collection from Peronda was inspired by the rich look of aged wood. Using the latest printing technology, Peronda, has transferred the marks and organic patina of aged wood to ceramic tiles. I’m infatuated with this faux wood flooring, because it conveys the warmth of wood, yet brings with it none of the maintenance [...]
Visual alchemy at its finest is illustrated in this photo. What appears to be weathered hardwood planks, is in reality a striking imitation set in tile. The “Lodge” tile collection from Settecento brings the luxury, and warmth of wood to your outdoor rooms without the extensive maintenance one expects with exterior wood flooring products.
A testament to the timelessness of classic design, this mosaic bathroom floor by Phoenician Arts remains ageless.
Modern and retro at the same time, San Pietro Porcelanatos’ white Carrara Marble bordered with Marilyn Monroe imprinted tiles creates a unique and artsy atmosphere.
Sultry,shimmering mosaics create an atmosphere of unabashed, yet suitably restrained decadence in this relaxing spa-style bathroom. ‘Kyoto’ from the Vetri Blends mosaic collection by Bisazza.
Fresh, young and fun wallpaper mosaic “Camouflage 2 Feelin” created with up to 78% post-consumer recycled glass. Available at Trend USA (Trend in Green).
Romantic and very feminine stone and tile design collection ‘For Love’ in a range of demure pinks: Rose Bianco, Rose Rosa and Silk Rosa. Available at FAP Ceramiche
The timeless appeal of marble makes it a perfect surface material for interior styles ranging from traditional to modern. Grespania’s highly polished Numancia marble lends an inviting intimacy and warmth to this contemporary, minimalist interior.
Italian stone and tile maker, Cottoveneto, indulges our need for discreet opulence with their Kerala stone tile and mosaic collection in gold.
Tau Ceramica’s Ónice onyx stone tile collection exudes a cultivated appreciation of French Neoclassical styling, palatial elegance, and refined luxury.
Artsaics‘ highly detailed handcrafted stone mosaics and artistic tiles (composed of many materials: antiqued mirror, metals, hand-cut glass, crystals, metals and semi-precious stones) introduce a level of luxury and elegant glamour to the home.
Ruan Hoffmann’s evocative series ‘much love me’ ( 12” x 12” lithography on limestone) is emotionally reminiscent of Edvard Munch’s most famous works depicting the vulnerability, and fragility of the human condition. But within that frailty, one can catch a fleeting glimpse of strength and determination. Available at Cle Tile.
Exquisite ‘Antique Polished’ field tile by celebrated artisan stone designer, Giovanni Barbieri. Available at New Ravenna Mosaics.
Cedir’s "Mediterraneo" tile blends traditional exotic motifs with decidedly contemporary vibrant blue color and scale. What I love about this particular installation is the high contrast between the tile ‘rug’ and the high-gloss white tiles. Stunning.
The classic allure of gold, one of the world’s most precious metals, is exquisitely captured in the Byzantina Mosaics in gold ceramic by Il Monile for clé (Hand crafted in Italy.).
Phillips Collection’s beautiful hammered metallic ‘Silver Leaf Wall Discs’ wall decor is cleverly transformed into a stunning headboard – instantly creating an inspiring focal point in the bedroom. The bed is flanked on one side by a tall, thin, weathered silver sculpture and, on the other, a silvered tree trunk functioning as an organically chic [...]
Barbara Barry, renowned for her elegant, feminine and romantic design interpretation, has designed a divinely, exquisite tray for Global Views. The ivory “Script” tray embodies the very essence of elegance, grace and refreshed classical style.
Couture Dreams’ hand-made billowy linen confections, with each individually sown delicate fabric petal airily cascading layer upon layer, are so perfectly pretty. Shown here Couture Dream’s dreamy “Chichi” Ivory tablecloth and drapes.
With sinuous Art Deco influenced curves and streamlined white piping, MUNNA’s fabulous gray ‘Josephine’ chair is an intriguing architecturally infused piece – perfectly at home in a traditional or modern interior.
Enter a world of romantic enchantment with the hand crafted Sara Baldwin for New Ravenna Mosaics’ Fiona in Aquamarine jewel glass and Dusk Mirror tiles.