Tiles can be the “it” factor in an interior — the design element that elevates it from mundane to magnificent. Scroll down our slideshow of spaces with magnificent tiling to find renovation inspiration for your kitchen, bathroom, patio or bedroom.
Cláudia and Catarina Soares Pereira of Casa do Passadiço designed the Aquazzura offices in Florence’s Palazzo Corsini, Where a pair of Warren Platner chairs sit at a 1980’s brass desk. The brass-topped Rosso Lepanto marble coffee table also comes from the site.
A mix of solid and patterned tiles add color and interest to this Hawaii beach house kitchen by Studio MRS Interiors
Hubert Zandberg designed this Paris pied-à-terre , and in the bathroom, the cement tiles echo the botanical colors and geometric used patterns throughout the apartment. The sink is a 19th-century industrial unit that was customized and turned into a working vanity with a slate basin. Vintage glove moulds from Portobello Market hold contemporary lights above the sink.
A bathroom in this Spanish Revival home in Los Angeles by Madeline Stuart looks like it’s covered in antique tiles, but there’s a twist. “The entire bathroom was painted to look like real tile, but it’s all faux,” Stuart says of the work of artist Jean Horihata. “The squares were individually hand painted over gesso and then ‘grouted’ and lacquered to look like tile. The artist even chipped away at the gesso to make it appear that the tiles were antique and had some chipped corners. It’s a masterpiece of faux artistry.”
The entryway of this Mercer Island, Washington, home by Kelly Wearstler features marble tiled floor paired with dramatic art and furnishings. According to the firm, the home was intended to be a combination “Parisian jewel box, scholar’s retreat and natural wonder.” Photo by Grey Crawford
Reath Design created this painted-tile bathoom for the Maison de Luxe Show House at Greystone Mansion in Los Angeles. Photo by Laure Joliet
“Tiling gives rooms a handmade quality and, when done in large expanses, it opens up the space. We wanted a modern but traditional kitchen to work with the style of the house. I didn’t want a traditional subway tile, and this subtle shade of milky gray and its long, thin dimensions was the perfect color and scale.”
This solarium in a 1930 addition to an historic Philadelphia townhouse dating from the mid-19th century, and Thomas Jayne of Jayne Design Studio.
“in the case of this tile, I wanted to Juxtapose the minimalis island and countertop design and add some historical flavor to the modern kitchen” Tatum Kendrick of Studio Hus says of this Los Angeles home
The oval tiles by Heath Ceramics add dimension to the blacksplash and island in this Los Angeles condo by Jeff Andrews.