It’s textured, it’s warm, and it’s earthy – Desert Modern packs a punch of stylish character that is understated but deeply satisfying. Sandy shades, terracotta tones, burnt reds, and hints of olive and aubergine work together in harmony alongside natural materials full of soft, enticing textures. Get inspired by our small sample of kitchens, bathrooms, living spaces, and outdoor areas and recreate the looks at home with our tile matches.
1) Jagged floor
Speckled terrazzo walls and worktops are paried with a warm-toned patterned floor for a rich, dynamic design. Get the look with Toubkal in Tomato and Milk from Popham Design, or create a similar floor with Penacho Michelada from Clay Imports or Pink Azteca from Jatana Interiors.
2) Pink wall
This outdoor seating area makes the most of its surrounding plants with a calm white wall and pink tiled bench. Get the look with Handmade Pink Tiles from Tile Trends, SUCC_004 from Tajimi Custom Tiles, or Desert Bloom from Zia Tile.
3) White wall
Honey-toned wood and raw stone are paired with white metro tiles for a classy Desert Modern look. Get the look with Olympic from Fireclay Tile, Pure White from Zia Tile, or Moroccan Sea Salt from Clé Tile.
4) Thin brick
Natural skinny brick tiles decorate the wall of this organic bathroom. Get the look with Skinny Clay Bejmat from Tiles of Ezra, Antique Matte Sealed from Clay Imports, or Villagio Tuscan Mustard from Arto Brick.
5) Star crossed floor
A delightful pink floor adds a calm, subtly warm note to this minimalist Desert Modern space. Get the look with Star + Cross Dawn from Fireclay Tiles, Zellige Star Cross Pink from Best Tile Boutique, or Studio Star and Cross from Find Surfaces.
A new post by Hanna Simpson, Diary of a Tile Addict, August 2022.