Interior inspo: Terrazzo

Loved since antiquity, terrazzo has a certain presence. It offers both decor and practicality in any number of colour combinations, speckle sizes or stone types and can be used to enhance spaces both little and large. Here are a few of those spaces to get you inspired, and a few tile matches to help you recreate the look at home. 1) Blue Base A soft … Continue reading Interior inspo: Terrazzo

Daedream Delights

Clay Imports are coming in strong with another fabulous collaboration. Created by print and textile designer Shadé Akanbi, their new Daedream Series is a magical amalgam of African-inspired patterns presented with a contemporary twist. In both a 6″ by 6″ relief and 8″ by 8″ printed pattern clay tile in matt and glossy glazes, Daedream offers options for all forms of interior and exterior design … Continue reading Daedream Delights

The Ceramic House

Somehow this unusual place has slipped by us, not featuring in a post or even given a passing mention. But that changes today. The Ceramic House will have its moment. Coated in unique tiled features, The Ceramic House serves as a permanent exhibition for the works of Brighton-based architectural ceramicist Kay Alpin. Each tile and installation tells a story, carrying us through the history of … Continue reading The Ceramic House

Cersaie Curiosities V

The last Curiosities of Cersaie – bubbles, fish, grout, and rugs – these are our final finds from the show! 1) Fresh Traffic light like lines of 3D circles make up the decors of Pamesa‘s Fresh collection. In four shades (Citric, Nut, Sky, and Apple) these textured buttons add delightful dimension, especially alongside the plain stretched metro and ombre designs. 2) Marenostrum Designed by Giuseppe … Continue reading Cersaie Curiosities V

Cevisama trend overspill at Cersaie

Although I was on the hunt for fresh new trends at Cersaie this year, I couldn’t help but scout out a few of the trends from Cevisama to see if they’ve remained relatively consistent over the last few months. This is what I found. Toon Town Terrazzo One of my favourites – the playful, colourful, whimsical Toon Town Terrazzo was still very much around. Fun … Continue reading Cevisama trend overspill at Cersaie

Interior inspo: Decor Tiles

Looking to add a little somethin’ somethin’ to your home but aren’t sure what? How about taking a little look through our decor tile themed interior inspo and see if you find something you like! 1) Corner Decor Hex Add a touch of floral drama with uniquely patterned hexagonal tiles in comforting shades of blue and green. Get the look with Lotus Cantina from Clay … Continue reading Interior inspo: Decor Tiles

Trending: Roadside Chic

This trend appeared a little bit at Cevisama, and although it didn’t make it to my final edit (two examples from Mykonos and Vives are included below) I was primed and on the lookout at Cersaie to see if there was more. Specifically I was searching for patterns you usually see on drains and sewage grates, as well as tactile pavers used to improve accessibility … Continue reading Trending: Roadside Chic

Trending: Springtime

We’re just entering the chilly months here in the UK but when it comes to the tile world, things are set for Spring. Sitting atop the wallpaper style tiles that have been big for the last few years, delicate, dainty florals in sickly sweet pastels were everywhere at Cersaie. Fitting in nicely with the Y2K colours I spotted throughout the show, these feminine flower patterns … Continue reading Trending: Springtime

The wood-look that was everywhere at Cersaie

I thought I’d kick off my Cersaie content with a distinctive tile design I saw on stand after stand. As I usually collect some of the more interesting wood-look tiles I find throughout the show, I’d already photographed three similar-looking slat-effect designs when it became a bit of a game to see where they would appear next. At least 21 stands/companies carried a range I’d … Continue reading The wood-look that was everywhere at Cersaie

What’s it like at Cersaie?

I’m still going through the hundreds of pictures I took last week at Cersaie, searching for trends and curiosities, and selecting the best tiles and companies to share with you over the coming weeks. So while we wait for that I thought I’d lean into the Diary part of our name and talk a little about what it’s like as a Tile Addict walking around … Continue reading What’s it like at Cersaie?

Interior Inspo: Statement Splashback

Looking for the perfect place to add a burst of personality? Look no further than the splashback. Small but mighty, they have the ability to transform a space from drab to daring with minimal cost. Get inspired with our selection below, and find the tiles you can use to get the look at home. 1) Pink Geo Indulge in a splash of pink with this … Continue reading Interior Inspo: Statement Splashback

Feature Fringe

We’re suckers for any tile design that incorporates grout into its decor and we’ve got one to share today. Taking its name from the decorative border that frames clothes, furnishings, and faces, Fringe is a tile range that makes the most of parallel lines, offering order and symmetry with flair. Designed by Michael Anastassiades for Mutina, Fringe plays with borders with the two patterns – … Continue reading Feature Fringe

Five tile trends that bring the outside in

Everybody is looking to add a little nature to their homes; to bring a little of the outside in. Potted plants, tropical wallpapers, green paint, and rattan furniture have all been trending but if you want to add a touch of the organic in a more permanent way, here are five tile trends that’ll help. 1) Marble Classic, elegant, and completely timeless, marble offers fresh … Continue reading Five tile trends that bring the outside in

Musical Mural

A sequence of symphonic sketches stand proud behind the banquette of the Cozinha das Flores in Porto, Portugal. The interior, designed by Space Copenhagen, mixes the moody elegance of natural stone with rich and retro earth tones for an eatery that offers varying visuals throughout. Whether you’re looking over at the dark grey quartzite that decorates the wall and worktop of the bar, enjoying the … Continue reading Musical Mural

Grab some goggles to go to Gavello

Dive into a world of blue at the Gavello jewellery store in Mykonos. Like swimming through the deep end of a pool, the interior of this shop is topped and tailed in aqua tiles, lit from above with strip lights and across the walls by circular pool lights, and decorated with a few details from the piscina. Half of a pool ladder descends from the … Continue reading Grab some goggles to go to Gavello

Variegati Visuals

Unusual swirls, streaks, and specks bespatter the surface of Ceramica Fioranese‘s I Variegati collection. Inspired by Italian variegated terracotta, I Variegati translates the skilful work of Lombardia craftsmen with the precise hand of technology. The resulting surface brings the best of both industry and the artisanal hand, offering up a delightfully rippled design as delicious as freshly churned ice cream. Six neutrals and earth tones … Continue reading Variegati Visuals

Interior Inspo: Contrast Kitchens

Dreaming of bold, bright, and beautiful, or a tale of two surfaces? Contrast kitchens offer endless joy, creating the perfect lively space to drink a morning coffee or cook your evening meal, so here’s a little inspo and the tiles to match! 1) Sky Blue and Tangerine Dream This counter to ceiling backsplash carves out a colourful kitchen corner with aqua kite tiles that pair … Continue reading Interior Inspo: Contrast Kitchens

20 tiles to make your Barbie Dreamhouse a reality

The long anticipated Barbie hits our screens this month so we’ve decided to collect a few suitable tiles to celebrate. We’re also doing a ‘pink out’ all over our Instagram this month so if you’re a pink lover you won’t want to miss it! 1) Cake and Love This adorable duo Designed by 2LG Studio for Maitland & Poate are the pastel pink tiles of … Continue reading 20 tiles to make your Barbie Dreamhouse a reality

Bits & Pieces

The pebblish trend continues beyond Cevisama with this wonderful little collection by Gordon Guillaumier for Ceramiche Piemme. Evoking the timeless beauty of Ancient Rome, Bits & Pieces reimagines natural stone in seven colours (Power Bone, Pewter Smoke, Pearl Grey, Peat Brown, Pitch Black, Steel Grain, and Ash Grain) with two unusual decors (Facet and Quad). Facet takes a fragmented approach to surface covering, contrasting two … Continue reading Bits & Pieces

Six tiles full of Wes Anderson style

Symmetry, nostalgia, and highly saturated, emotive colours typify the cinematic world of Wes Anderson. Each scene tells a story and every setting sells us a sense of regimented chaos, as equally distant as it is close to reality. It’s an aesthetic many love, and with his new film Asteroid City released this month we thought it would be a bit of fun to find some … Continue reading Six tiles full of Wes Anderson style