What are your secrets to integrating tile successfully—and how does it enhance rooms other than the kitchen and bath?
Laura Fox, Laura Fox Interior Design, LLC
Like wallpaper, tile can add beautiful drama to any space, be it an accent wall or floor inlay. Tile can also be quite functional. I love to use it on the front of a bar or bench for easy cleanup and a fun, surprising pop or texture.
—Laura Fox, Laura Fox Interior Design, LLC
DuVäl Reynolds, DuVäl Design, LLC
I like to inject a colorful and unexpected touch to spaces with a muted palette. An added design element such as a mosaic on the floor can bring texture and depth to a room without making it feel cluttered or chaotic.
—DuVäl Reynolds, DuVäl Design, LLC
Laura Hildebrandt, Interiors by LH, LLC
Tile is no longer relegated to the kitchen or bath. My favorite wood-look tile is great for any place the family hangs out and can be heated from underneath. I love doing entire walls in tile to add texture and dimension.
—Laura Hildebrandt, IFDA, NKBA, Interiors by LH, LLC
Jamie Merida, Jamie Merida Interiors
The floor is the fifth wall of any room, and it deserves just as much attention and creativity as the rest of the space. We especially love creating bold designs in grand spaces. The key is to use colors and patterns that are classic so that the room feels fresh for years to come.
—Jamie Merida, Jamie Merida Interiors
Cathy Purple Cherry, Purple Cherry Architects
Inexpensive tile can be made instantly eye-catching without breaking the bank. For example, instead of buying pre-patterned tiles or mesh-mounted mosaics, you can lay standard rectangular tile in a herringbone pattern.
—Cathy Purple Cherry, AIA, LEED AP, CAS, Purple Cherry Architects
Barbara Hawthorn, Barbara Hawthorn Interiors
Adding opalescence to a fireplace surround through the unexpected design element of mother-of-pearl mosaic tile enhances a space with glamour and sparkle.
— Barbara Hawthorn, IFDA, Barbara Hawthorn Interiors
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