A pattern of gray and turquoise tiles climb up from the floors to the walls in this Brooklyn loft. Providing a burst of color among the predominately white walls throughout the home, they transform the bathroom into one of the apartment’s most striking spaces.
To complement the white-washed custom cabinetry in her kitchen, architect Julie Salles Schaffer designed a tile backsplash to resemble “melting butter in a white pan." Daltile arranged her two-color AutoCAD design—white and off-white—onto a mesh backing for a small fee. To soften the edges of the cabinets’ drawers and doors, Schaffer requested radial edging.
The three-by-12-inch porcelain pieces by 41zero42 are inspired by the industrial wood floors of the 1970s, but are made anew and of the moment, with subtle grain pattern and versatile applications.
At the Lee Residence, a master bathroom—covered in floor-to-ceiling tile made from recycled glass—stands in contrast to the muted tones of the rest of the house.
At Eero Saarinen's legendary Miller House in Columbus, Indiana, mosaic tile wall softens the laboratory-like effect of the glossy kitchen cabinets.
A red swatch of tiles complements the wooden interior of this home on Hawaii's Big Island.
These Green Pocket tiles double as a discreet planter. The small units affix to the wall, interspersed with flat tile to make a three-dimensional, botanical display out of a backsplash or wall.
The juxtaposition of black and white is perhaps the most notable detail of the interiors at this modern Texan farmhouse. In the guest bathroom, black and white tiles provide visual interest.
Designed by Swedish studio Form Us With Love for Träullit, these Dekor tiles are made from an environment-friendly, recyclable composite of wood, wool, cement and water. Its uses are many: the organic material is moisture-regulating, heat-accumulating, and sound-absorbent. They are fireproof, give off low emissions and can be vacuum cleaned.
Designer Paola Navone transformed this 200-year-old factory in Umbria, Italy, into an inviting home. Here, she punctuates a corridor on the first floor with a carpet of tile she custom-designed.