Fashionable Tiling

In honor of the recent fashion shenanigans during the legendary New York Fashion Week last week, I thought we should discuss how very similar the fashion and textile industry is to the tile industry. Seems strange, doesn’t it? For all of you who believe that fashion is silly and/or shallow…well, it is. But whatever your … Continue reading

Tile Trends: 2-Dimensional is So Last Year

Being sick sucks. But there is something especially cruel about summer colds. Of all the things I’d like to be doing when the sun is shining and the beach is 3 blocks from my condo, I can tell you that the last thing I want to do is lay on my couch all day watching … 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

A Sincere Apology & Some Very Pretty Recycled Glass Tile

A sincere apology to all of my readers for my recent lack of posts…it is extremely difficult to turn off vacation mode and get back to “the real world.” Especially because the real world is not nearly as fun as the French Riviera. I can make a ton of excuses for my hiatus, but instead … Continue reading

Petra Antiqua: The Most Beautiful Tiles in the World

That’s a bold statement, I know…But I don’t know who would argue. These tiles are simply amazing. I mean, obviously I’ve seen a lot of tile. And by a lot, I mean a lot of tile. But let’s just say that when I first heard about this company and searched through their website, there were … Continue reading

3 Creative (and Inexpensive) Ways to Add Glass to a Backsplash

Glass backsplashes are a beautiful thing. This goes without saying. It’s a look that my clients frequently quote when I ask what styles they prefer and it really adds a lot of “glitter” to a room. That being said, the cost for a good quality glass tile is a bit more than most clients are … Continue reading

Design Trend Alert: Pink (Yep, You Read That Right)

I needed to post about something bright and cheerful (although don’t know if I can top the Andy Warhol flooring) since where I live it has rained nonstop for quite literally weeks. Day. After. Day. Gray…gray…gray… Did I mention that I don’t have a car? So, this week we are starting with one of the … Continue reading

Arabesque Tile: Here to Stay?

As with many of my posts, this question was inspired by a client of mine. She wanted to use a white ceramic tile, but a white ceramic of the unconventional variety. Even after I showed her all the ways she could use a plain white subway creatively, she still wanted something different. When I suggested … Continue reading

Top 5 2011 Tile Trends (Thus Far)

Trends in tile are a very interesting thing, because when you think about it, tile is really quite a permanent fixture in your home. Many people, especially commercial interior designers, love to embrace the trends and make them their own, while others prefer to avoid them and stick to the classics (which I’ll discuss in … Continue reading