Displaying posts labeled "Tile"

Tiles are your friend

Posted on Wed, 11 Sep 2013 by KiM

I fell in love with this adorable apartment when I stumbled across it while doing some creative googling. It is located on one floor of a renovated home built in 1870 in Savona, Italy. It was designed by architecture firm Grooppo and while there is not much to it, they were geniuses to add some interest (whilst it seems to be lacking elsewhere) via a different tile floor in every room. How fun!!!


Posted on Sun, 14 Oct 2012 by KiM

I absolutely love this house. Every bit of it. This completely renovated home, located in Barcelona, was designed by Egue y Seta. Original wooden beams were restored, and the kitchen (LOVE!) now expands 1/3 of the ground floor. I am totally enamoured with the tumbling block patterned tile that is used throughout the majority of the home – and don’t get me started on the tiny hexagon tiles. L O V E !!!!!! (via Micasa)

Penny round tiles

Posted on Sun, 23 Sep 2012 by KiM


On Friday I blogged one of my favourite types of tiles – the subway tile. Today I thought I’d share my next favourite tile – the penny round. This one is adorable, tiny and subtle yet can have high impact depending on the tile colour/grout colour and placement. It’s often used as bathroom flooring but I think it’s a fun option for a kitchen backsplash as well. I’d love to use this somehow in my next home.


Aldridge & Tanno Architects

Elizabeth Roberts Design

Hotel Saint Cecilia via Jackie Cardonio


Canadian House & Home


Sarah Richardson

Apartment Therapy

Apartment Therapy


Carlyle Designs

David Mikhail Architects

Canadian House & Home

Living Etc.

Better Homes and Gardens

Subway tiles

Posted on Fri, 21 Sep 2012 by KiM

Stuart McIntyre

I love subway tiles. Always have, always will. Classic, inexpensive and graphic (and can be made even more graphic with contrasting grout colour). I thought I’d do a post today on what has to be my favourite type of tile. I have one another favourite that is a close second but I’ll save that for Sunday.

Light Locations



Rue Magazine




Jeff Andrews


Angus Fergusson

Dane Tashima


Mark Bolton

Hello House



Tim Street-Porter

Domus Nova


Arquitetura Paralela

Posted on Tue, 11 Sep 2012 by KiM

I stumbled across a cool Brazilian architecture and design firm while doing some random googling the other day. Debora Racy and Nicole Sztokfisz created Arquitetura Paralela in 2007 and believe that good architecture can happen regardless of budget constraints and space. These ladies know how to have fun and be creative. I LOVE the stripe of tile in the bathroom above. Freaking genius. (Sweet tiles in the kitchen below too).