As my husband and I gear up to sell our house, we’ve been spending weekends hitting up open homes in our current neighborhood to get a feel for the competition as well as in prospective neighborhoods to see what our market is looking like. If you’re ever experiencing decorator’s block, I highly suggest to go scope out open homes. They’re perfect inspo joggers, especially when it comes to color palettes, furniture placement and hardware selection.
Anyway, my last visit got me thinking of spectacular tile work. I mean nothing spells “sanctuary” or “special” like an ornate and intricate design of tiles. They can really define a space and make a home feel like a work of art, even if it’s just a backdrop.
Well the collection below are anything but backdrops and completely upstage everything else in the photos. If I see another all-white subway tile job on HGTV again, I’m going to go crazy.
With so many options to stare at here, I’m still stuck on the tile flooring. What an escape.
The black grout and framework are the perfect contrast to those now anything-but-basic white subway tiles.
Herringbone application is kept classic with a black and white color scheme.
With the curve of the wall, that mirror and those floors, the metallic tiles add glamour without looking gaudy.
Breathless. That’s all.
Modern lines and state of the art appliances hold up well against this metallic finish.
First off, where do I get get me one of those ranges with copper knobs?! The warm and cool metallics anchor the airy tile work just beautifully.
Fishscales add tons of visual interest in an unexpected way.
May I just slip into this little retreat, like yesterday?
I saved the best for last. No words.
So, what can we take from these jaw-dropping installations and how can we apply them to our own spaces?
-The whole space needs to be carefully planned out. It isn’t a “oh I love this tile, let’s use it!” job. A lot of factors need to be realized: accessories, colors, appliances just to name a few.
-Contrast is your best friend.
-Have fun with it. Rethink spaces you wouldn’t typically tile and imagine how they could be.