Painting tiles without painting tiles

Last month we dedicated a week to sharing three wonderful, distinct artists. And now we’re doing it again. Today’s artist, Rachael Tarravechia, hails from NYC and has a knack for painting tiles. But when I say painting tiles I don’t mean decorating tiles themselves, I mean painting tiles like the fabulous Adriana Varejão paints tiles. Intensely colourful spaces fill Tarravechia’s canvases, each displaying empty rooms … Continue reading Painting tiles without painting tiles

Cevisama Curiosities: The 70s

We’ve cleared Cevisama‘s trends, we’ve shared one of our favourite stands, and we’ve grouped together a whole bunch of mini-trends, but now it’s time to begin what you’ve all been waiting for – the Cevisama Curiosities series. This time I’m switching it up, creating ‘families’ of curiosities rather than the free-for-all you’ve grown accustomed to and the first family of this Cevisama season – The … Continue reading Cevisama Curiosities: The 70s

Cevisama Stand-Out

Amongst the many magnificent Cevisama stands that brought the best of tile and design, there was one where almost everything on display made it to my camera reel – Nanda Tiles. Colourful, playful, and rich with joyful motifs, the Nanda Tiles stand was an absolute delight. The first collection that called to us from across the exhibition floor was Giardino. Fabulous florals in soft pastel … Continue reading Cevisama Stand-Out

Half-Moon and Autumn Leaves

We’ve got two more mini-trends for you today, the ever-comforting Autumn Leaves and the hip and funky Half-Moons. As Tile of Spain named it one of their top trends for 2023, I kept my eyes peeled for Autumn Leaves all through Cevisama and it definitely didn’t disappoint. Two fabulously frond-filled designs, City Crema Dec from Cristacer and Sassari-R from Vives both feature tropical flora in … Continue reading Half-Moon and Autumn Leaves

Tin Tiles and Metallics

Today’s mini-trend duo keeps a little of that 20s glamour alive – offering up chic metallics in glorious gold and gun metal – and highlights our beloved, underappreciated tin-effect tiles. Amongst their Kintsugi-effect tiles, Aparici‘s Basi decors blended the beauty of aged metal with the intricate detail of tin tiles. In green, blue, and white, these 3D relief decors offer up old world charm with … Continue reading Tin Tiles and Metallics

Illusion and Lava

Alongside the hard-hitting big tile trends from this year’s Cevisama came a few mini trends and the first pair to explore are Illusion and Lava. Illusion designs played with the eye – monochrome patterns with thin lines and repetitive motifs that created a sort of moiré effect when viewed from afar. The most intense examples of this are Codicer95‘s Streamline and Fisher Black Kayak tiles … Continue reading Illusion and Lava

You’ve Got Wallpaper

Despite a smaller number than expected of large format specialists at Cevisama, there was still plenty of wallpaper-effect tile action going on. Some kept it dainty, and some went big and bold, but all of them made a big impact wherever they were displayed. One of the most wonderfully three dimensional wallpaper-effect designs came from APE with their Deco Set (3) Hoss. Bold tropical leaves … Continue reading You’ve Got Wallpaper

Five new tile ranges that prove modern design is all about functional nature

Functional nature is sexier than it sounds. It’s using organic, natural elements at their core, most raw and practical form. It’s decor that takes a back-seat whilst still managing to envelope a space in a sea of design. It’s hardy, it’s durable, and it’ll last through decades of changing tastes. It speaks to our modern desire to revert to simpler times. It takes inspiration from … Continue reading Five new tile ranges that prove modern design is all about functional nature

Six tile collections inspired by Japan

Tiles come in may forms and styles, influenced and inspired by many artists, materials, and locations. Ancient mosaics, handcrafted zellige, vintage Majolica, and vibrant Talavera tiles to name but a few, but today it’s all about six collections inspired by a place as far away as it is culturally rich – Japan. 1) Watermark from Clé Tile Designed by Clé Tile‘s founder Deborah Osburn, the … Continue reading Six tile collections inspired by Japan

We asked ChatGPT to write an article about tiles

ChatGPT is everywhere, people are using it to help with coding, to write school essays, to answer random questions, or simply to pass the time. It’s become so popular that the site has been continuously down for weeks for anybody trying to use it. It has also been touted as a replacement for many creative careers and various jobs that require higher education. But can … Continue reading We asked ChatGPT to write an article about tiles

Make way for Maison Bahya

Since 2015 Maison Bahya has been expanding the design possibilities of cement tiles by offering custom creations and modern motifs. The company, founded by couple Audrey and Alexandre, designs all of its tiles in Paris and employs skilled artisans in their workshop in Tangier to bring each tile to life. There are over 300 patterns to choose from amongst their collections including familiar classics from … Continue reading Make way for Maison Bahya

Five unusual nature-inspired tile collections

Tropical patterns, jungle-themed design and fabulous florals all have their place in nature-inspired design. But today’s post is for interiors that require something a little more abstract, so here are five tile designs that take a more unusual approach. 1) Mud This earthy collection by Francisco Segarra for Peronda brings ancient building practices into modern design by highlighting the beauty, richness, and diversity of one … Continue reading Five unusual nature-inspired tile collections

Seven 70s inspired tiles

The 70s are back in a huge way so lean into it with these seven tile collections that go big on nostalgia. 1) Ike This patchwork collection from Codicer95 offers up funky florals in warm and cold colourways to create a feature with flower power vibes. 2) Bauhome Earthy oranges, browns, and greens decorate these retro designs from Equipe. Nine motifs for mixing and matching … Continue reading Seven 70s inspired tiles

Polish porcelain perfection

Wallpaper-effect tiles were the stand-out trend at Cersaie 2022. No one company caught the mood with greater visual impact that Tubadzin. This dynamic Polish producer delivered a simply stunning range of decorative 1,200 by 2,750mm ceramic panels.  These ranged from sumptuous stone effects, such as Aquamarine, Calcatta Green, and Pietra Blu; through powerful wood-effect designs, to the Japanese inspired Matsu, and one of my favourite … Continue reading Polish porcelain perfection

Hopi & Pueblo Tiles

Today we will be exploring and celebrating a little of the history and variety of the artwork of the Native Americans with information from mother and daughter team Pat and Kim Messier who have dedicated innumerable hours to research and have authored various books on Native American art, with one specifically devoted to the tiles of the Hopi and Pueblo peoples. In contrast to much … Continue reading Hopi & Pueblo Tiles

Cyberspace Curiosities IX

After a little break from curiosities, we’re back with another fabulous five. 1. Canine Collection from Lili Cement Tile Six dogs, each named and artistically rendered make up this adorable collection from Lili Cement Tile. Benji the Shiba Inu, Winston the French Bulldog, Rocky the Great Dane, Max the Bernese Mountain Dog, Charlie the Border Collie, and Duke the Saint Bernard all decorate soft cement … Continue reading Cyberspace Curiosities IX

Trend Inspo: Hellenistic Revival

Ancient Greece meets modern chic with the electic interior style Hellenistic Revival. Think marble statues, carved columns, elegant drapery, ivy, and natural details and mix and match with contemporary accents, vibrant colours, and ornate wallpaper. And for a bit more inspo we’ve gathered a few interiors and the tiles to match! 1) Textured Feature This stunning shower is wrapped in a pale textured tile and … Continue reading Trend Inspo: Hellenistic Revival

Maska Tiles

Studio Maska Makes Marx

Blending Brazilian vivacity and European elegance, Portugal-based Studio Maska is a treasure for the tile addicted. Hand painted murals and uniquely decorated tiles form a large part of the company’s collection, with florals and foliage coming to life in vibrant colours and artistic layouts. The rest of Studio Maska’s tiles are screen printed. Their COPA series offers an alternative take on the famous sidewalks of … Continue reading Studio Maska Makes Marx

Light Blue and White Bathroom with Diamond Tiles

Trend inspo: Light Blue Bathrooms

Our final piece of trend inspo for Better Homes & Gardens 2022 trending bathroom colours is this collection of delightful, breezy blues (and the tiles that match). 1. Picket A dark blue mosaic splashback, a patterned floor, and white metro tiles all feature in this bathroom, but the star of the show is the light blue picket that frames the window. Get the look with … Continue reading Trend inspo: Light Blue Bathrooms