Thursday, April 19, 2018

Why We Love Listellos

 What is a Listello?
First, we should probably start off by explaining what exactly a "Listello" is.  Simply put, listellos are border or trim pieces. If you go to the Current Murals and Accents link on our website, you'll see Listellos as one of the categories.  All borders offer a unique design on them.  
Sizing and Stone Type
We offer our listellos on the following sizes:
Stone types:
Starting from top left: Tumbled Botticino, Carrara, Light Travertine, Limestone, Homed Durango, Tumbled Perle Blanc, Thassos, Tumbled Durango

Some of our Fave's 

While we love all of our listellos, here are a few that stand out to us
Baku Listello and Corner
Caprice Listello and Corner
Charleston Banks Listello and Corner
Crossings Listello and Corner
Paige Listello and Corner

The Charleston Banks Listello on Carrara serves as a border between these two tiles 

The Baku Listello is featured as a tile rug in this powder room by International Materials of Design
The Ballad Listello is used as a border in this Tile Rug
Custom Listellos
As you know, our customizing capabilities are virtually endless, which means we can absolutely design a custom border for you!   

One of our clients wanted a matching border to go with our Crystal Pattern, so we worked with her to create a listello that incorporated the same design elements.  
Another way we can customize a listello for you is by taking a design element out of one of our patterns and scaling it to the size you want.  Below is an example of how we took our normally square Wallflowers pattern and transformed it into a 2x6

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Georgetown Master Bath Tour

Take a step into this contemporary  Georgetown master bathroom designed by the talented Davida Rodriguez of Davida's Kitchen and TilesWe fell in love with this sleek master bath and walk in closet which recently won our second installation contest giveaway.

What we love even more about this space is that it combines and utilizes three different collections from both our in-stock and made-to-order lines. We have never seen this done before but the result blew our minds!  See for yourself....
Davida first combined our Charmed pattern on a 12x12 carrara with our Ballad Listello on 3x6 carrara to create this tile rug.
She custom-colored the Ballad listello so that it matched the grey in the Charmed pattern.  Above is the original colorway offered.
The blend of patterns creates this one-of-kind look that serves as the focal point in between the bath area and walk-in closet.

The extended tile rug is the perfect walk-way that leads into this contemporary walk-in closet.

On the other side of this luxury master bath is the free-standing, classic bathtub.  Davida again used the Charmed and Ballad pattern combination to create this decorative wall-surround.
Davida used the opposite colorway offered in the Charmed collection, "Charmed Night in Pewter."

Lastly, Davida customized one of our in-stock patterns, Newport by featuring the striped pattern on a carrara rather than a natural durango, shown below.
What we love most about this master bath and closet is the creativity that went behind this renovation.  From the mix of patterns, to the custom coloring and stone choice, this space will always be a one-of-a-kind!

Monday, March 26, 2018

Tile Report: Spring Colors

It's the beginning of a new season which brings new home renovations and projects.  To get into the mood for warmer weather and longer days, we picked out our favorite tiles with the perfect hue of Spring colors inspired by Pantone.

The Charleston Collection

Nothing shouts "Spring" more than the classic Charleston collection from our made-to-order line.  The soft colors offered from this collection make for the perfect subtly bold patterned tile.  We have seen this tile installed in anything from traditional kitchens and in beach house bathrooms.

The Holland pattern may just be one of our favorite designs of all time.  This Dutch-inspired design speaks for itself with its soft colors and swirls that will brighten up any kitchen or bath. 

It's classic Spring colors with a modern twist!  The Interlude collection is another design that offers bold shapes with softer hues that can work in a modern or traditional home.  You set the tone with this decorative tile!

The Lotus Collection offers all the Spring-iest and brightest color options while adding a contemporary mood with its unique pattern influenced by the Lotus flower.

The Talula collection is the perfect pattern for any modern space in your home.  We love seeing this tile cover the walls of a master bath or the walls of an open kitchen.  This symmetrical decorative tile will captivate your guests with its bold lines. 

The Crystal Collection is a part of our in-stock line, Artisan Stone Tile, and offers 3 strong colorways that match perfectly with Pantone's Spring colors.  Keep things soft with the light blue or mix things up with the fiery red.

The Parasol Pattern will stop you in your tracks with its captivating design with its unique color choices and design that is influenced by tranquil Japanese umbrellas.  

The Vecina collection features an eye-catching design paired with beautiful bold blues perfect for a bright and airy kitchen or bath.  This collection will have you feeling Spring vibes all year round.