Is That a Tile in Your Pocket, or Are You Just Happy to See Me?

You already know that I love tile, and that this blog was sparked by my love affair with this fabulous home accessory. I think it’s beautiful, has great function, and can create a very unique and personal space. I see it as the jewelry for a home. It just adds that extra little bit of … Continue reading

10 Ways to Add a Red *Kapow!* to Your Kitchen

Ah red. Deep down, I believe that we all love red…in large part┬ábecause it’s so unexpected. It’s rarely found in nature, so when it does pop up, it has quite the “wow” factor. Since design tends to mimic nature, it’s natural that it has the same “kapow” when showing up inside a home. Below, I … Continue reading

White Kitchens: How to Choose Coordinating White Tile

So I have a running list (several, really) of future blog topics to address. When I feel really confident about the quality of the post, I’ll start a draft to force myself to write it quicker, because my OCD tendencies can’t handle too many things in my “drafts” folder. So today’s post is from my … Continue reading

TileTramp Loves Her Readers!

I really try to avoid blatantly asking for support from you, my┬álovely readers. Aside from my recent Facebook announcement, I’ve actually avoided it entirely. But I can’t tell you how happy it makes me when someone subscribes to my blog, or comments on one of my posts. And I really love when people take me … Continue reading

5 Great iPad Apps for Interior Design

So I have a really awesome other half. I’ve discussed him briefly before, mostly in regards to our polar opposite design styles, but he really is the best guy out there. And I’m not saying this because I want something from him. One example of how great he is: I convinced him not only to … Continue reading

Gray + Taupe = Graupe

That’s right, there’s a new neutral in town and it’s giving both gray and taupe a run for their respective money. I ran through a number of fun names for this new color, but I thought Graupe (pronounced “grope” if we’re going to get technical) was the catchiest. Other prospective names: Taray, Graype, Taupay (sounded … Continue reading

Herringbone & chevron…siblings, not twins

It’s true that in the past I’ve used the terms “herringbone” and “chevron” interchangably quite a bit throughout my posts. I would like to clear up a misconception: herringbone and chevron patterns, while strikingly similar, are not the same. Don’t feel bad if you didn’t know this, because I didn’t really notice the difference until … Continue reading

Herringbone Strikes Back!

OK, so I have already discussed the beauty of Chevron tile. I already told you all about the glamour it brings to a room and its timelessness. However, I noticed two things within the last week: 1) The single most popular search term people are using to find my blog (thank you!) is “herringbone tile”. … Continue reading

5 Things to Bring When You Go Tile Shopping

This was originally going to be a post about pool tile, but apparently I live in a rainforest now because I haven’t seen the sun in a few days and talking about pools just made me sad. So we’ll talk about shopping instead, because that always perks me up. If you are beginning a project … Continue reading

TileTramp Succumbs to Social Networking Peer Pressure

Yeah OK so there wasn’t actually any pressure, but I figured not having a Facebook page made me look like a bad blogger. Sooo introducing, TileTramp: The Facebook Experience! In case you are like so many of us out there who relies on Facebook for your primary source of new information in all things that … Continue reading