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August 26, 2015
Tile makes the perfect finishing touch for these modern homes.
Modern renovation in San Francisco with heath ceramics tiles in the kitchen

Just off the kitchen, Hexagonal grey tiles from Heath Ceramics pair with off-white custom cabinetry at this light-filled home in San Francisco



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Originally appeared in A Home with Eclectic Style Looks Just Right
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Together with architect Nunzia Carbone, Italian expat Edoardo Allegranti renovated a traditional 1930s brick row house on a residential alleyway in central Shanghai.  In the bathroom, antique doors are juxtaposed against vibrant yellow and green tile, which extends seamlessly across the floor and up the walls.  


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Originally appeared in Modern Lilong House Renovation in Shanghai
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When it came time to renovate this windowless bathroom in Montreal, the design team replaced a section of the wall with yellow acrylic to brighten it up.


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Architect Gavin Smith worked with a Boston-based company, Artaic, on the mosaic tile in the master bathroom of this century-old Craftman-style house in Seattle.


Originally appeared in 7 Creative Uses of Mosaic Tile
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When in doubt, go with black: In a 495-square-foot attic in the Söder neighborhood of Stockholm, interior designer Jimmy Schonning has carved out a sweet and stylish home. His diminutive studio is loaded with black tiles and fittings for a dramatic look.  

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Casa G By Francesco Librizzi in Sicily

This standout home off the coast of Sicily was designed to inspire and represent the local culture. The architect utilized native Sicilian tile for the colorful floor that flows into the oak-and-steel stairwell. 

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Alberto Moncada
Originally appeared in A Mind-Blowing, Mondrian-Esque Staircase
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In the master bath of this Montreal triplex, a dowdy tub was replaced with a standing shower. The wall and floor tiles are by Ceragres, and the sink, tub, and towel rack are by Aqua Mobilier de Bain. 


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Reckendorfer Residence Austria renovation shower Hansgrohe fixtures

While renovating her home in Schönkirchen-Reyersdorf, Austria, Katharina Reckendorfer repurposed what she could—like a bathtub and vanity—and streamlined the rest. New cement tile from Mosaic del Sur, Hansgrohe fixtures, and a shower plate from Bette round out the room.


Originally appeared in A Space-Saving Bathroom Renovation With an Amazing Fold-Up Tub
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Architect Barbara Bestor Los Angeles tile bathroom

Architect Barbara Bestor reworked a bathroom in the Los Angeles home of painter Francesca Gabbiani and artist, musician, and deejay Eddie Ruscha. The renovation consisted of outfitting the space with Granada tile, a striped floor of Santander Granada Tile, and Granada Serengeti tile.


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Laure Joliet
Originally appeared in A Bright, Geometric Bathroom Renovation in Los Angeles
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Modern renovation in San Francisco with heath ceramics tiles in the kitchen

Just off the kitchen, Hexagonal grey tiles from Heath Ceramics pair with off-white custom cabinetry at this light-filled home in San Francisco



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