As I was designing the Boulevard Show House (AKA my house), there were a few spaces where the tile makes a bold statement. Particularly in the butler’s pantry, powder bath, and the bar backsplash (more on this later on!). These now gorgeous rooms owe a big thank you to the experts at Ann Sacks Tile.
Ann Sacks is one of my go-to resources for tile in Houston. So, today I want to share a few other tiles I love from their collection.
The cream and brown threads of this alabaster tile are subtle, making it the perfect option for creating a sleek look. The larger size makes the tile look virtually seamless. And the neutral color provides the perfect backdrop for showcasing metallic accent pieces. One thing to note is that alabaster is soft and prone to scratches, so the best place to use it is in indoors on the wall.
Humans have been creating mosaics since 3,000 BC. Talk about timeless design! The different combination of hues gives the space a pop of color and a three-dimensional feel, which adds visual interest. Mosaic tile is great for outdoor areas like pools and fountains or indoors in a kitchen or a bathroom.
This pattern speaks to my love of architectural history. These glass tiles are exclusive to Ann Sacks and are handcrafted by talented artisans in the US. They employ 18th-century mirror making techniques in order to create the sheen. The industrial edge and mirrored effect make it a striking option for a masculine bar or cocktail area.
These ceramic tiles are designed by Daniel Ogassian, an artist and designer who specializes in glaze technology. The bold, geometric designs add depth and dimension while the rich, copper color glaze brings a luxe touch. This tile would be the perfect backdrop for a glamorous, modern bathroom or a grand entry with space for a larger installation.
These new tile designs have the team and I dreaming about all the ways we can use them in our client’s interiors. It’s inspired us to reflect on some of the fun ways we’ve used tile in the past. Powder rooms are a perfect space for using tile. The smaller space allows you to show off your personality in a daring way. Creating an eye-catching tile pattern on the wall or floor is a great way to add an unexpected design element.
Liaison by Kelly Wearstler
This is one of my favorite powder rooms! We used the Dohney small marble mosaic in the ebony blend from the Liaison by Kelly Wearstler collection. This chic tile turns the wall into a piece of art. The classic black and white colorways give this powder room a modern, art deco feel. Though we used it on the wall, you can use it to make a stunning floor pattern.
There are many ways you can use tile in your home. Whether you’re using it on the floor, as a backsplash or to create an accent wall, it’s a unique way to customize a space. It adds texture, pops of color, and the design can be a great conversation starter. There are an endless number of colors, shapes, and sizes of tile. It doesn’t matter what space you’re designing, you can find the perfect one. Don’t be afraid to get creative with your tile and designs, especially when it involves some of these beauties!
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