Exciting New Designs
As wall decoration, mostly in kitchens and bathrooms, tile offers lasting beauty. A surface decorative material that’s been in use since the 13th-century BCE, tile offers a vast array of surface textures, as well as design motifs. New designs are always being added. Here are a few new on the market.
From Ann Sacks, two new designs:
- British designer Neisha Crosland, known for her textile, wallpaper, and rug designs, has created the Haveli collection for Ann Sacks.
Top: Lattice Dot, Wax on Blue. Pollen, Orange/Grey.
Bottom: Zig Zag, Wax. Boomerang, Black on Cream.
- The Petrified Wood collection from Ann Sacks offers a very new and earthy look.
Porto Antiqued Log. Port Antiqued. Porto Polished Log.
From New Ravenna:
A new collection from New Ravenna Mosaics, based in Virginia, was shown recently at a 2012 trade show. The collection is so new you’ll not find it, at this posting, on the New Ravenna website. But follow this link to Dwell to see more of the collection, which includes the following:
Top: 2 patterns by tile designer Erin Adams: Cityscape and Kente.
Bottom: 2 Moroccan influenced designs by Paul Schatz, an interior designer from San Diego: Medina and Granada. Photos by Diana Budds.
From Walker Zanger:
Again, a collection so new you’ll not find it at this time on the Walker Zanger site. Called AnTeak, the tiles are made from reclaimed teak wood from Indonesian construction projects.
Hexagon and chevron patterns. The images are from an LA Times home blog posting, where you can read more.
Inspiration for designing with tiles:
Designers Heidi Bonesteel and Michele Trout designed this bathroom using a border of tile around the top of the wall for a novel approach. The “Pollen” pattern from the Haveli collection at Ann Sacks could be used to create a similarly striking look.
(Room photographer: Victoria Pearson.)
The two bathrooms below use Moroccan style tiles for a bathtub surround and/or on the background wall. The Moroccan inspired patterns from New Ravenna, “Granada” (left) and “Medina” (right), could be similarly used.
(Designer of the bathroom on the left: Joe Nye; photo: Luca Trovato. Designer of the bathroom on the right: Cathy Kincaid; photo: Reed Davis.)
For kitchen backsplashes, tiles are perfect for imparting color and individuality to a kitchen.
Designer Frank Roop used a bright blue-green tile for the backsplash in the nearly all white kitchen below. The New Ravenna “Cityscape” pattern could be used for a similar pop of color and personality. The orange-red in the Cityscape pattern could be repeated in red bar stools.
(Photo by Francesco Lagnese.)
The kitchen below by designer Jay Jeffers uses a soft-toned tile backsplash for a soothing look. Using a tile pattern like “Boomerang” by Neisha Crosland for Ann Sacks would create a lively look.
(Photo by James Carriere.)
(The above five room images are from House Beautiful)
Add color and individuality:
These new tile designs and patterns offer exiting choices for adding color and personality to kitchens and bathrooms.