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The Tile Curator https://www.thetilecurator.com Wed, 22 Jun 2016 09:51:03 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.7.18 https://www.thetilecurator.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/ttc-fav-1.png The Tile Curator https://www.thetilecurator.com 32 32 5 Scandinavian Ways to Design Your Home https://www.thetilecurator.com/2016/05/5-scandinavian-ways-to-design-your-home/ https://www.thetilecurator.com/2016/05/5-scandinavian-ways-to-design-your-home/#respond Mon, 16 May 2016 13:21:28 +0000 http://www.thetilecurator.com/?p=6268 The Scandinavian design is known for its elegant simplicity, functionality and lots of natural light. This design trend works so well in any home, especially space-limited ones, for its ability to expand the room with only a very few objects and setting up.

So if you want a home that looks so put-together without so much effort, then we strongly recommend you follow these simple steps to design your space the Scandinavian way.

1. White it out.

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Probably the easiest thing to do to quickly pull of a Scandinavian in your home is to paint the walls white or to keep more white elements in the rooms. White is a key element in Scandinavian design. A pristine white space provides a clear slate that will complement the next design principles that will be mentioned. So if you are decided to apply Scandinavian design in your room, you can start with this one.

 

2. Let there be (lots of) light!

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One of the identifying features of a Scandinavian design is its bright appearance, whether through natural lighting or by using lighting fixtures like lamps. You can simply let the natural light in to the rooms of your home by drawing the curtains of your windows, include lighting fixtures such as a globular copper light or incorporate candles, which soften the overall look of the space.

 

3. Embrace nature.

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Scandinavian design is big on natural elements incorporated in the home. This is why you will see wood applied to practically any area of the space—flooring, wall, ceiling and furniture. Another dominant décor are potted plants or anything from nature that was either reclaimed or reconstructed. If the room has a good view of the outdoors, they make it a highlight by structuring a balcony or creating an extension area to enjoy it.

 

4. Integrate neutral and muted colors.

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If you feel calm each time you come across a Scandinavian styled space, it is due to the serenity that the neutral and muted hues emit. The colors cream, gray and sometimes blue in softer shades complement the “nature” aspect of the Scandinavian interiors. These choices of colors also help open up the room and gives an illusion of a bigger space. Bolder colors or patterns can also be used as accent pieces to the rooms. You can apply these colors and patterns on the furniture, walls, or accessories that you want to add to your space.
5. Maintain form and functionality.

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Many will find Scandinavian design achievable because of its simplicity. Since this trend emphasizes function and form, you will rarely see overly decorated areas. For your space, find elements that are useful that also doubles as design accents. Keep items and fixtures that have simple and clean lines, making sure that objects are well-spaced to avoid a cluttered look. If an item or furniture seems out of place, it probably is—ditch it and just keep the overall appearance light and clean.

 

The Scandinavian design remains to be a trend because of its effortless and minimalist approach. Since it doesn't take much to achieve this look in your home, you can start arranging any room now by clearing the clutter and applying these principles we have shared with you. Enjoy decorating!

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The Scandinavian design is known for its elegant simplicity, functionality and lots of natural light. This design trend works so well in any home, especially space-limited ones, for its ability to expand the room with only a very few objects and setting up.

So if you want a home that looks so put-together without so much effort, then we strongly recommend you follow these simple steps to design your space the Scandinavian way.

1. White it out.

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Probably the easiest thing to do to quickly pull of a Scandinavian in your home is to paint the walls white or to keep more white elements in the rooms. White is a key element in Scandinavian design. A pristine white space provides a clear slate that will complement the next design principles that will be mentioned. So if you are decided to apply Scandinavian design in your room, you can start with this one.

 

2. Let there be (lots of) light!

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One of the identifying features of a Scandinavian design is its bright appearance, whether through natural lighting or by using lighting fixtures like lamps. You can simply let the natural light in to the rooms of your home by drawing the curtains of your windows, include lighting fixtures such as a globular copper light or incorporate candles, which soften the overall look of the space.

 

3. Embrace nature.

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Scandinavian design is big on natural elements incorporated in the home. This is why you will see wood applied to practically any area of the space—flooring, wall, ceiling and furniture. Another dominant décor are potted plants or anything from nature that was either reclaimed or reconstructed. If the room has a good view of the outdoors, they make it a highlight by structuring a balcony or creating an extension area to enjoy it.

 

4. Integrate neutral and muted colors.

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If you feel calm each time you come across a Scandinavian styled space, it is due to the serenity that the neutral and muted hues emit. The colors cream, gray and sometimes blue in softer shades complement the “nature” aspect of the Scandinavian interiors. These choices of colors also help open up the room and gives an illusion of a bigger space. Bolder colors or patterns can also be used as accent pieces to the rooms. You can apply these colors and patterns on the furniture, walls, or accessories that you want to add to your space.

5. Maintain form and functionality.

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Many will find Scandinavian design achievable because of its simplicity. Since this trend emphasizes function and form, you will rarely see overly decorated areas. For your space, find elements that are useful that also doubles as design accents. Keep items and fixtures that have simple and clean lines, making sure that objects are well-spaced to avoid a cluttered look. If an item or furniture seems out of place, it probably is—ditch it and just keep the overall appearance light and clean.

 

The Scandinavian design remains to be a trend because of its effortless and minimalist approach. Since it doesn’t take much to achieve this look in your home, you can start arranging any room now by clearing the clutter and applying these principles we have shared with you. Enjoy decorating!

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Instagram Inspiration: _Loveocampo https://www.thetilecurator.com/2016/05/instagram-_loveocampo/ https://www.thetilecurator.com/2016/05/instagram-_loveocampo/#respond Fri, 13 May 2016 18:33:59 +0000 http://www.thetilecurator.com/?p=6448 Love Ocampo is a lifestyle blogger, and interior and product stylist from Manila. She has a knack for putting random items together and capturing vignettes to tell a story. Her feed is a mesh of beautiful photographs from her interior design work, travels, product shoots, and of her adorable puppy. We specifically love how she's able to incorporate our tiles in her design and styling work.

Check out Love's instagram at @_loveocampo and her blog at www.livingthecuriouslife.net.

For more curated design inspiration, follow @thetilecurator on Instagram!

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Love Ocampo is a lifestyle blogger, and interior and product stylist from Manila. She has a knack for putting random items together and capturing vignettes to tell a story. Her feed is a mesh of beautiful photographs from her interior design work, travels, product shoots, and of her adorable puppy. We specifically love how she’s able to incorporate our tiles in her design and styling work.

Check out Love’s instagram at @_loveocampo and her blog at www.livingthecuriouslife.net.


For more curated design inspiration, follow @thetilecurator on Instagram!

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This Airbnb Tile House: You’ve Never Seen These Many Tiles in One House! https://www.thetilecurator.com/2016/05/look-at-this-airbnb-tile-house-youve-never-seen-these-many-tiles-in-one-house/ https://www.thetilecurator.com/2016/05/look-at-this-airbnb-tile-house-youve-never-seen-these-many-tiles-in-one-house/#respond Mon, 09 May 2016 11:00:39 +0000 http://www.thetilecurator.com/?p=6403 Over the recent years Airbnb has become the go-to website for tourists, business travelers, and backpackers who are looking for alternatives to pricey hotels and lodging. It's an online market place for vacation rentals that connects "hosts" with property to rent with "guests" looking to rent the space. Cheaper lodging is exactly why Airbnb is such a hit, but once in a while, we come across interesting homes for rent that are almost like tourist spots themselves.

Like this Tile House.

I mean, have you ever seen this many tiles all in one house?

Welcome, walk into its eclectic living space.

Located in Palms, California, the Tile House is cradled inside and outside by a mosaic made of Mexican tile, smalti, handmade Perry Hoffman ceramics, tile and fused glass, found desert tiles, found objects, stained glass and ceramic bric-brac, THERE you find yourself situated in complete silence, watching the desert light crawl across the fast and intricate landscape which is ALL around you.

Touches of luxury, whimsy, and function make the visitor feel safe but also adventurous. Owner Perry has been working on this mosaic since 2000. 11 years later, 800 sqft were added, and approximately 2500 sqft of mosaic applied and grouted. Glass fused baubles, hand made ceramics and a magical desert. This desert homestead turned beacon of love vision is waiting to reach the stars.

The Tile House, according to the Airbnb description, sits in the middle of the vast and open desert. Aside from the collection of tiles, you might also happen to see some jack rabbits, cottontails, ravens, scorpions, desert iguana, snakes, Gambel's quail, lesser night hawks, owls, coyotes, roadrunners, sphinx moths, and kangaroo rats, flash floods, dust devils, lightning storms, sunsets, summer rains, empty roads, wildflowers, and cacti within the vicinity of the house.

To see the full details of this Tile House, visit its Airbnb page here.

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Over the recent years Airbnb has become the go-to website for tourists, business travelers, and backpackers who are looking for alternatives to pricey hotels and lodging. It’s an online market place for vacation rentals that connects “hosts” with property to rent with “guests” looking to rent the space. Cheaper lodging is exactly why Airbnb is such a hit, but once in a while, we come across interesting homes for rent that are almost like tourist spots themselves.

Like this Tile House.

I mean, have you ever seen this many tiles all in one house?

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Welcome, walk into its eclectic living space.

Located in Palms, California, the Tile House is cradled inside and outside by a mosaic made of Mexican tile, smalti, handmade Perry Hoffman ceramics, tile and fused glass, found desert tiles, found objects, stained glass and ceramic bric-brac, THERE you find yourself situated in complete silence, watching the desert light crawl across the fast and intricate landscape which is ALL around you.

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Touches of luxury, whimsy, and function make the visitor feel safe but also adventurous. Owner Perry has been working on this mosaic since 2000. 11 years later, 800 sqft were added, and approximately 2500 sqft of mosaic applied and grouted. Glass fused baubles, hand made ceramics and a magical desert. This desert homestead turned beacon of love vision is waiting to reach the stars.

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The Tile House, according to the Airbnb description, sits in the middle of the vast and open desert. Aside from the collection of tiles, you might also happen to see some jack rabbits, cottontails, ravens, scorpions, desert iguana, snakes, Gambel’s quail, lesser night hawks, owls, coyotes, roadrunners, sphinx moths, and kangaroo rats, flash floods, dust devils, lightning storms, sunsets, summer rains, empty roads, wildflowers, and cacti within the vicinity of the house.

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To see the full details of this Tile House, visit its Airbnb page here.

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3 Reasons 3D Tile Design is A Rising Trend https://www.thetilecurator.com/2016/05/3-reasons-3d-tile-design-is-a-rising-trend/ https://www.thetilecurator.com/2016/05/3-reasons-3d-tile-design-is-a-rising-trend/#respond Mon, 02 May 2016 13:22:50 +0000 http://www.thetilecurator.com/?p=6334 The three-dimension or 3D tile design is one of the trends seen last year at Cersaie, an annual exhibit of ceramic tiles and bathroom furnishings by European tile manufacturers held at Bologna, Italy. That said, tiles with surface dynamics was identified as one of the rising trends in the coming year.

According to the Novita trend report, these tiles appear with "three dimensional folds, wavy ridges, raised geometry and asymmetrical profiles." But why is it becoming a hot trend in the interior design world? Here is our "3-D" take.
Reason #1: Daring

Using a decorative 3D tile in your living room can provide a lovely accent to your wall.
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A hallway wall can be dramatic with 3D tiles.
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As far as tile design is concerned, we continually see it go by leaps and bounds, and it is only a matter of time that tile manufacturers explore textures with 3D designs. While there will always be a market for traditonal tile styles, a rising number of homeowners and designers want to see a different level of aesthetics in their spaces--and in this case, aesthetics that plays with dimensional facet.
Reason #2: Depth

Interlocking 3D tiles were used on this focal wall which gave the space more depth.
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The 3D tiles on the fireplace wall complements the other textures in this bedroom.
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The use of 3D tile design provides personality to an otherwise common room. Even if the color choice is neutral, the dimension of the tile surface offers edge and texture that increases the design value of the wall. Using 3D tiles also can be cost-efficient because with its surface enhancing, you don't need much decor or too many elements to achieve a beautiful space.
Reason #3: Distinction

This shower stall became more distinct between the vanity areas because of the wavy ridges of the 3D tile.
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The backsplash becomes a distinct feature of this kitchen.
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3D tiles can be used as a subtle space division in a room  or a creative demarcation from one room to another. Many homeowners and designers favor the application of 3D tiles to split a limited space to a multi-purpose area, rather than adding elements that would crowd the room. It can also serve as a highlight of the room no matter how ordinary the area is.

It is quite evident that 3D tile designs give homeowners and designers more liberty when it comes to designing a creative modern space. Use it as an accent tile or a feature wall, either way it will still amplify stylishness in your space. With many different dimensional cuts and patterns to choose from, some can even be customized depending on a customer's requirement, it looks like 3D tiles may reign as a design favorite in 2016.

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The three-dimension or 3D tile design is one of the trends seen last year at Cersaie, an annual exhibit of ceramic tiles and bathroom furnishings by European tile manufacturers held at Bologna, Italy. That said, tiles with surface dynamics was identified as one of the rising trends in the coming year.

According to the Novita trend report, these tiles appear with “three dimensional folds, wavy ridges, raised geometry and asymmetrical profiles.” But why is it becoming a hot trend in the interior design world? Here is our “3-D” take.

Reason #1: Daring

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Using a decorative 3D tile in your living room can provide a lovely accent to your wall.

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A hallway wall can be dramatic with 3D tiles.

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As far as tile design is concerned, we continually see it go by leaps and bounds, and it is only a matter of time that tile manufacturers explore textures with 3D designs. While there will always be a market for traditonal tile styles, a rising number of homeowners and designers want to see a different level of aesthetics in their spaces–and in this case, aesthetics that plays with dimensional facet.

Reason #2: Depth

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Interlocking 3D tiles were used on this focal wall which gave the space more depth.

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The 3D tiles on the fireplace wall complements the other textures in this bedroom.

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The use of 3D tile design provides personality to an otherwise common room. Even if the color choice is neutral, the dimension of the tile surface offers edge and texture that increases the design value of the wall. Using 3D tiles also can be cost-efficient because with its surface enhancing, you don’t need much decor or too many elements to achieve a beautiful space.

Reason #3: Distinction

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This shower stall became more distinct between the vanity areas because of the wavy ridges of the 3D tile.

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The backsplash becomes a distinct feature of this kitchen.

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3D tiles can be used as a subtle space division in a room  or a creative demarcation from one room to another. Many homeowners and designers favor the application of 3D tiles to split a limited space to a multi-purpose area, rather than adding elements that would crowd the room. It can also serve as a highlight of the room no matter how ordinary the area is.

It is quite evident that 3D tile designs give homeowners and designers more liberty when it comes to designing a creative modern space. Use it as an accent tile or a feature wall, either way it will still amplify stylishness in your space. With many different dimensional cuts and patterns to choose from, some can even be customized depending on a customer’s requirement, it looks like 3D tiles may reign as a design favorite in 2016.

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Instagram Inspiration: Stepheus https://www.thetilecurator.com/2016/04/instagram-inspiration-stepheus/ https://www.thetilecurator.com/2016/04/instagram-inspiration-stepheus/#respond Fri, 29 Apr 2016 13:15:58 +0000 http://www.thetilecurator.com/?p=6431 Finding inspiration on Instagram is no longer a rare occurrence. Every now and then we come across a talented Instagrammer who blows us away with his creativity.

Our Instagram inspiration this week is a young artist who takes on "Stepheus" as his IG handle. His feed is adorned with interiors, architecture, creative self portraits, geometric patterns, and coffee. Needless to say, we specially love his eye for interesting tile patterns and flatlays.

Go ahead check out Stepheus and get your daily dose of Instagram inspiration today.

For more curated design inspiration, follow @thetilecurator on Instagram!

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Finding inspiration on Instagram is no longer a rare occurrence. Every now and then we come across a talented Instagrammer who blows us away with his creativity.

Our Instagram inspiration this week is a young artist who takes on “Stepheus” as his IG handle. His feed is adorned with interiors, architecture, creative self portraits, geometric patterns, and coffee. Needless to say, we specially love his eye for interesting tile patterns and flatlays.

Go ahead check out Stepheus and get your daily dose of Instagram inspiration today.


For more curated design inspiration, follow @thetilecurator on Instagram!

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Industrial Design Trending in Hipster Coffee Shops https://www.thetilecurator.com/2016/04/industrial-trend-as-seen-in-hipster-coffee-shops/ https://www.thetilecurator.com/2016/04/industrial-trend-as-seen-in-hipster-coffee-shops/#respond Mon, 25 Apr 2016 17:55:21 +0000 http://www.thetilecurator.com/?p=5810 Have you been in a hipster coffee shop lately?

Did you notice how people flock into these trendy spots not only for their dose of caffeine but also for the atmosphere that the place emits because of how the interiors are put together?

Let's take a peek into some of these hipster coffee shops and check out the industrial trend in their spaces...
Café Coutume in Paris, France
One of the features that you will see in hipster coffee shops are the basic and bare designs they incorporate in their interiors. We see a typical Parisian style in Café Coutume in Paris, France with high ceiling, mouldings and columns. Note how the glossy white ceramic tiles of the counter worked seamlessly with the overall style of this coffee shop.

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McNally Jackson Books Café in Manhattan, New York
This bookstore-slash-café in Manhattan showcases ingenious interior ideas by using books and book pages as their shop design. Various literature hang with and alongside light fixtures which immediately captures guests, which still is industrial in a sense. We also love the curved wall with lamps and open-spine books as wallpaper, noticing especially the hinged wooden pull-down folding surface reminiscent of classroom armchairs. Even non-bookworms would love to hang out here.

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Everyday Espresso in New York City
The trend of wall art design is all the more seen in hipster coffee shops. Whether an entire wall of chalkboard of menu and other art or huge original canvass painting, coffee shops have maximized the use of wall art especially for those with small spaces. This particular shop in New York, Everyday Espresso, used ceramic tiles in bold colors against a red-brick wall to give accent to their coffee counter. We are also loving the wooden beam ceiling.

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Beam in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
This coffee shop in Bandar Sri Damansara in Malaysia is every bit of a hipster spot. The industrial style of this place clearly displayed with the shop's bare metal stairs and railings, unfurnished walls, and blend of plain concrete with exposed pipes at the counter area. We love how they softened the place up by neutralizing with greenery here and there.

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Feast of Merit in Melbourne, Australia
Rustic and industrial can blend well together. Since both trend mostly apply similar color palettes, the merge of the industrial (brick wall, wood ceiling beams and metal foundations) and the rustic elements such as the reclaimed wooden cabinet, the mismatched tables and potted plants looked very balanced as a whole.

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No wonder people love hanging out in these hipster coffee shops. The industrial trend subtly hints that the place is really about the coffee and how it is prepared just as you like it. No nonsense and all practical.
If you're looking into adapting the industrial trend into your spaces, here's a few key elements:

Drop light fixtures---you can go contemporary or vintage with the light designs and still achieve industrial effect.
Keep it bare and minimal with exposed mouldings, unfinished flooring, choosing design pieces that are both aesthetic and functional.
Use glossy ceramic tiles in colors that will complement your entire space.

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Have you been in a hipster coffee shop lately?

Did you notice how people flock into these trendy spots not only for their dose of caffeine but also for the atmosphere that the place emits because of how the interiors are put together?

Let’s take a peek into some of these hipster coffee shops and check out the industrial trend in their spaces…

Café Coutume in Paris, France

One of the features that you will see in hipster coffee shops are the basic and bare designs they incorporate in their interiors. We see a typical Parisian style in Café Coutume in Paris, France with high ceiling, mouldings and columns. Note how the glossy white ceramic tiles of the counter worked seamlessly with the overall style of this coffee shop.

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McNally Jackson Books Café in Manhattan, New York

This bookstore-slash-café in Manhattan showcases ingenious interior ideas by using books and book pages as their shop design. Various literature hang with and alongside light fixtures which immediately captures guests, which still is industrial in a sense. We also love the curved wall with lamps and open-spine books as wallpaper, noticing especially the hinged wooden pull-down folding surface reminiscent of classroom armchairs. Even non-bookworms would love to hang out here.

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Everyday Espresso in New York City

The trend of wall art design is all the more seen in hipster coffee shops. Whether an entire wall of chalkboard of menu and other art or huge original canvass painting, coffee shops have maximized the use of wall art especially for those with small spaces. This particular shop in New York, Everyday Espresso, used ceramic tiles in bold colors against a red-brick wall to give accent to their coffee counter. We are also loving the wooden beam ceiling.

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Beam in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

This coffee shop in Bandar Sri Damansara in Malaysia is every bit of a hipster spot. The industrial style of this place clearly displayed with the shop’s bare metal stairs and railings, unfurnished walls, and blend of plain concrete with exposed pipes at the counter area. We love how they softened the place up by neutralizing with greenery here and there.

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Feast of Merit in Melbourne, Australia

Rustic and industrial can blend well together. Since both trend mostly apply similar color palettes, the merge of the industrial (brick wall, wood ceiling beams and metal foundations) and the rustic elements such as the reclaimed wooden cabinet, the mismatched tables and potted plants looked very balanced as a whole.

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No wonder people love hanging out in these hipster coffee shops. The industrial trend subtly hints that the place is really about the coffee and how it is prepared just as you like it. No nonsense and all practical.

If you’re looking into adapting the industrial trend into your spaces, here’s a few key elements:

  • Drop light fixtures—you can go contemporary or vintage with the light designs and still achieve industrial effect.
  • Keep it bare and minimal with exposed mouldings, unfinished flooring, choosing design pieces that are both aesthetic and functional.
  • Use glossy ceramic tiles in colors that will complement your entire space.

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Wall Inspiration: 8 Ways to Style and Make the Most Out of Your Wall https://www.thetilecurator.com/2016/04/wall-inspiration-8-ways-to-style-your-wall/ https://www.thetilecurator.com/2016/04/wall-inspiration-8-ways-to-style-your-wall/#respond Mon, 18 Apr 2016 16:55:29 +0000 http://www.thetilecurator.com/?p=5862 Aside from simply painting it, styling your wall can change the ambience of your space. If you have a wall space that you're itching to spruce up or you've been thinking how to revamp your room or office, then choose from these 8 wall inspirations and apply the ones that you fancy.
Tile Pattern
This bathroom space used honeycomb pattern with tiles in white, and used neutral colors to create a contemporary arrangement.

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Do an accent wall with creative patterned tiles.

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Gallery
Piece together a gallery of different elements in one portion or do it on one entire wall.

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Paint your wall in a monochrome color, install a decorative light fixture and use ledges instead of drilling holes into the wall to hang your lovely family photos.

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Chalkboard
Maximize the wall on your workspace and turn it into a dual-purposed wall, write down reminder or style it up with some cute details.

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This style is also a favorite in kitchens and dining area for its simplicity.

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Mural
How about a mural of a sight you would always love to see?

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Paint your plain white wall with dainty watercolor hues for an artistic look.

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DIY Wall Art
This kind of wall art won't create a dent in your pocket as you will only need masking tape and your creative imagination.

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Achieve a 3D wall art effect with some origami pieces.

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Wall Decal
In case repainting the entire wall is not feasible, you may resort to wall decals and still achieve the same dramatic effect.

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Bring nature in your bedroom with this lovely decal design.

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Graffiti
Using graffiti indoors may be tricky but can be tastefully done. This is best applied in rooms with minimal details. Apply black drawings on white wall to avoid overwhelming your vision.

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Or if you like more colors in your graffiti, position it on a focal point and choose a design that applies similar strokes.

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 Typography
Doing typography on the wall makes for a very classic vibe in your space.

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How about a stanza from your favorite poem, written in your preferred font, as a wall design?

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We hope you enjoyed these ideas as much as we did. Choose one that works best with the wall space that you have and let your creativity flow.

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Aside from simply painting it, styling your wall can change the ambience of your space. If you have a wall space that you’re itching to spruce up or you’ve been thinking how to revamp your room or office, then choose from these 8 wall inspirations and apply the ones that you fancy.

Tile Pattern

This bathroom space used honeycomb pattern with tiles in white, and used neutral colors to create a contemporary arrangement.

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Do an accent wall with creative patterned tiles.

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Gallery

Piece together a gallery of different elements in one portion or do it on one entire wall.

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Paint your wall in a monochrome color, install a decorative light fixture and use ledges instead of drilling holes into the wall to hang your lovely family photos.

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Chalkboard

Maximize the wall on your workspace and turn it into a dual-purposed wall, write down reminder or style it up with some cute details.

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This style is also a favorite in kitchens and dining area for its simplicity.

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Mural

How about a mural of a sight you would always love to see?

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Paint your plain white wall with dainty watercolor hues for an artistic look.

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DIY Wall Art

This kind of wall art won’t create a dent in your pocket as you will only need masking tape and your creative imagination.

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Achieve a 3D wall art effect with some origami pieces.

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Wall Decal

In case repainting the entire wall is not feasible, you may resort to wall decals and still achieve the same dramatic effect.

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Bring nature in your bedroom with this lovely decal design.

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Graffiti

Using graffiti indoors may be tricky but can be tastefully done. This is best applied in rooms with minimal details. Apply black drawings on white wall to avoid overwhelming your vision.

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Or if you like more colors in your graffiti, position it on a focal point and choose a design that applies similar strokes.

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 Typography

Doing typography on the wall makes for a very classic vibe in your space.

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How about a stanza from your favorite poem, written in your preferred font, as a wall design?

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We hope you enjoyed these ideas as much as we did. Choose one that works best with the wall space that you have and let your creativity flow.

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Instagram Inspiration: Myscandinavianhome https://www.thetilecurator.com/2016/04/instagram-inspiration-my-scandinavian-home/ https://www.thetilecurator.com/2016/04/instagram-inspiration-my-scandinavian-home/#respond Fri, 15 Apr 2016 19:15:12 +0000 http://www.thetilecurator.com/?p=6085 Long before the days of Instagram, Niki of Myscandinavianhome.com has already been blogging and curating beautiful homes and spaces with the scandinavian influence. I seriously don't know how she finds all of these awesomeness, or how, homes like this actually exist in this life!

If you love nordic design, white spaces, minimalism and scandinavian interiors, I say, @myscandinavianhome is your new favorite Instagram feed. You're welcome.

 
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Long before the days of Instagram, Niki of Myscandinavianhome.com has already been blogging and curating beautiful homes and spaces with the scandinavian influence. I seriously don’t know how she finds all of these awesomeness, or how, homes like this actually exist in this life!

If you love nordic design, white spaces, minimalism and scandinavian interiors, I say, @myscandinavianhome is your new favorite Instagram feed. You’re welcome.


 

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How About Wood-Like Tile Backsplash for Your Kitchen? https://www.thetilecurator.com/2016/04/how-about-wooden-tiles-backsplash-for-your-kitchen/ https://www.thetilecurator.com/2016/04/how-about-wooden-tiles-backsplash-for-your-kitchen/#respond Mon, 11 Apr 2016 19:09:53 +0000 http://www.thetilecurator.com/?p=5782 The use of a backsplash is one way to make your kitchen sink, stove area or countertop wall protected from cooking messes as well as add style to your kitchen area. Ceramic tiles are commonly used as kitchen backsplash for its easy-to-clean surface. However, using wooden tiles can also be as efficient and also bring an organic feel to your kitchen space.

If you want to explore the idea of using a different material for your kitchen backsplash, here are some wooden tiles backsplash for your inspiration:

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The minimalist style of this kitchen is complemented by the use of plank-wide wooden tiles backsplash. (Source)

Installing the wooden tile backsplash in the same shade and in vertical position achieves a sleek finish in this bar/kitchen space.  (Source)
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Use the same wooden material as backsplash to maintain a consistent rustic effect in your kitchen. (Source)

Wooden tile backsplash is not only used to display rustic vibe, but with the right size and shade, it can also display contemporary style. (Source)

Veer away from conventional backsplash sequence by incorporating the herringbone pattern with your wooden tiles to give your stove or countertop area some personality. (Source)
It has been predicted that softer texture is going to be a big trend this year, and using wooden tiles in matte or semi-gloss will help you achieve just that. Also, wooden tiles seamlessly blends other natural elements in your kitchen, such as your granite countertop, and emits that warm and organic feel which kitchens are known for.
That said, take cue from these inspirations and look into how you can update the look of your kitchen by simply adding wooden tiles as your kitchen backsplash.

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The use of a backsplash is one way to make your kitchen sink, stove area or countertop wall protected from cooking messes as well as add style to your kitchen area. Ceramic tiles are commonly used as kitchen backsplash for its easy-to-clean surface. However, using wooden tiles can also be as efficient and also bring an organic feel to your kitchen space.

If you want to explore the idea of using a different material for your kitchen backsplash, here are some wooden tiles backsplash for your inspiration:

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Using small wooden tiles for kitchen backsplash provides textured element to an all wooden kitchen space. (Source)

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The minimalist style of this kitchen is complemented by the use of plank-wide wooden tiles backsplash. (Source)

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Installing the wooden tile backsplash in the same shade and in vertical position achieves a sleek finish in this bar/kitchen space.  (Source)

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Use the same wooden material as backsplash to maintain a consistent rustic effect in your kitchen. (Source)

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Wooden tile backsplash is not only used to display rustic vibe, but with the right size and shade, it can also display contemporary style. (Source)

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Veer away from conventional backsplash sequence by incorporating the herringbone pattern with your wooden tiles to give your stove or countertop area some personality. (Source)

It has been predicted that softer texture is going to be a big trend this year, and using wooden tiles in matte or semi-gloss will help you achieve just that. Also, wooden tiles seamlessly blends other natural elements in your kitchen, such as your granite countertop, and emits that warm and organic feel which kitchens are known for.

That said, take cue from these inspirations and look into how you can update the look of your kitchen by simply adding wooden tiles as your kitchen backsplash.

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7 Beautiful Sightings of Hexagonal Tiles in Modern Spaces https://www.thetilecurator.com/2016/04/7-beautiful-sightings-of-hexagonal-tiles-in-modern-spaces/ https://www.thetilecurator.com/2016/04/7-beautiful-sightings-of-hexagonal-tiles-in-modern-spaces/#comments Mon, 04 Apr 2016 08:28:31 +0000 http://www.thetilecurator.com/?p=5486 Hexagonal tiles are fast becoming a favorite with its honeycomb-like and geometric design that will update any space yet still exude that timeless effect. We are happy to discover these tiles fused together with other elements to either add accent to a room or simply modernize the space to look more fresh and appealing.

Here are seven contemporary spaces with hexagonal tiles that will definitely captivate your gaze.
1. Industrial home in Spello by Paola Navone
This spot here is a 17th century factory that was converted to an open plan apartment. By installing Moroccan hexagonal tiles with wooden flooring, it becomes a silent story-teller of how the space transitioned from being an industrial plant to a very stylish home. Who would've thought you can make a factory into a fancy home, right?

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2. Scandinavian apartment in Murmansk, Russia by Denis Krasikov
Throughout this Scandinavian apartment, Architect Denis Krasikov used industrial elements to give it an "oomph!" The use of large hexagonal tiles in white and bold colors provides a very modern look for this bathroom space. The continuity of the tiles and the mirror, cut in the same honeycomb style, is a brilliant idea that really made it one-of-a-kind. We wouldn't mind hanging out in this room more than we should.

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3. Old West Elm Flagship Store in Washington Street
Even if you aren't buying anything, you won't be able to resist going through West Elm Market just to check out its interiors. From a paper box factory to a space for companion stores it is today, it has become a hub of sorts for all kinds of hip. A particular favorite is the Philadelphia-based La Colombe café, with the walls and structural supports built with reclaimed wood and hexagonal marble tile. We are digging the fusion of the old and new elements to its interiors which basically says a lot about the shoppers going through West Elm.

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4. An apartment in New York by Matiz Architecture & Design
The kitchen floor becomes a highlight in this NY apartment because of its neutral colored hexagonal tiles. The smooth transition of the tiled floor to the wooden floor becomes a dramatic effect which also doubles as a room divider. The size and color of the tiles perfectly compliments the white interiors of the  apartment that gives this space a sleeker look. You would have to agree, ain't this kitchen snazzy?

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5. Eclectic country side bathroom
This quaint sink area definitely becomes eye-catching with its decorative and glazed hexagonal tiles. The choice of pattern compliments the eclectic elements and seals its country-style theme. How wonderful that this spot already refreshes you way before you cool yourself off with the water in the sink just by looking at it.

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6. Curators Coffee Gallery in London by interior designer Ana Foster-Adams
Even non-coffee drinkers will flock this curators coffee gallery in London simply to take in all these visual aesthetics. The continuity of the hexagonal tiles from the floor to the coffee counter to the walls is impeccable. Choosing to blend cool and neutral tile colors also provided a very modern look for this place. The geometric design of these tiles adds to the personality of this specialty coffee house, which enhances every customer's coffee experience.

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7. Renovated coastal bungalow in Morocco
The owners of this home wanted to remake their Marrakech bungalow into a coastal home-inspired one, so they built it with eye-catching design details that achieves exactly a house in the coast. The distinct graphic pattern of these hexagonal tiles creates an artistic twist to this bathroom space. Blues and whites are used in the bathroom elements like the bath tub and sink, to balance out the boldness of the pattern all while remaining modern.

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 Using hexagonal tiles can easily update any space with modern sophistication. Achieving a flawless look with this tile choice, here's a few suggestions from us:

 The size of the hexagonal tile determines the level of modernity---small size for more traditional and classic look and larger size for more contemporary aesthetic.
If using the hexagonal tiles as focal point, choose solid colors or a mix of neutral and vibrant hues with creative styling in the installation. Otherwise, install bolder prints installed for modern style.
You can easily upgrade any space by installing hexagonal tiles on top of your existing tile using the right tile adhesive.
Hexagonal tiles can give you flexibility in design because of its geometric pattern. Hence, you can easily fuse it with other materials like wood, to create a fluid transition.

Explore this tile trend and bring a visually stimulating design to any space.

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Hexagonal tiles are fast becoming a favorite with its honeycomb-like and geometric design that will update any space yet still exude that timeless effect. We are happy to discover these tiles fused together with other elements to either add accent to a room or simply modernize the space to look more fresh and appealing.

Here are seven contemporary spaces with hexagonal tiles that will definitely captivate your gaze.

1. Industrial home in Spello by Paola Navone

This spot here is a 17th century factory that was converted to an open plan apartment. By installing Moroccan hexagonal tiles with wooden flooring, it becomes a silent story-teller of how the space transitioned from being an industrial plant to a very stylish home. Who would’ve thought you can make a factory into a fancy home, right?

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2. Scandinavian apartment in Murmansk, Russia by Denis Krasikov

Throughout this Scandinavian apartment, Architect Denis Krasikov used industrial elements to give it an “oomph!” The use of large hexagonal tiles in white and bold colors provides a very modern look for this bathroom space. The continuity of the tiles and the mirror, cut in the same honeycomb style, is a brilliant idea that really made it one-of-a-kind. We wouldn’t mind hanging out in this room more than we should.

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3. Old West Elm Flagship Store in Washington Street

Even if you aren’t buying anything, you won’t be able to resist going through West Elm Market just to check out its interiors. From a paper box factory to a space for companion stores it is today, it has become a hub of sorts for all kinds of hip. A particular favorite is the Philadelphia-based La Colombe café, with the walls and structural supports built with reclaimed wood and hexagonal marble tile. We are digging the fusion of the old and new elements to its interiors which basically says a lot about the shoppers going through West Elm.

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4. An apartment in New York by Matiz Architecture & Design

The kitchen floor becomes a highlight in this NY apartment because of its neutral colored hexagonal tiles. The smooth transition of the tiled floor to the wooden floor becomes a dramatic effect which also doubles as a room divider. The size and color of the tiles perfectly compliments the white interiors of the  apartment that gives this space a sleeker look. You would have to agree, ain’t this kitchen snazzy?

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5. Eclectic country side bathroom

This quaint sink area definitely becomes eye-catching with its decorative and glazed hexagonal tiles. The choice of pattern compliments the eclectic elements and seals its country-style theme. How wonderful that this spot already refreshes you way before you cool yourself off with the water in the sink just by looking at it.

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6. Curators Coffee Gallery in London by interior designer Ana Foster-Adams

Even non-coffee drinkers will flock this curators coffee gallery in London simply to take in all these visual aesthetics. The continuity of the hexagonal tiles from the floor to the coffee counter to the walls is impeccable. Choosing to blend cool and neutral tile colors also provided a very modern look for this place. The geometric design of these tiles adds to the personality of this specialty coffee house, which enhances every customer’s coffee experience.

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7. Renovated coastal bungalow in Morocco

The owners of this home wanted to remake their Marrakech bungalow into a coastal home-inspired one, so they built it with eye-catching design details that achieves exactly a house in the coast. The distinct graphic pattern of these hexagonal tiles creates an artistic twist to this bathroom space. Blues and whites are used in the bathroom elements like the bath tub and sink, to balance out the boldness of the pattern all while remaining modern.

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 Using hexagonal tiles can easily update any space with modern sophistication. Achieving a flawless look with this tile choice, here’s a few suggestions from us:

  •  The size of the hexagonal tile determines the level of modernity—small size for more traditional and classic look and larger size for more contemporary aesthetic.
  • If using the hexagonal tiles as focal point, choose solid colors or a mix of neutral and vibrant hues with creative styling in the installation. Otherwise, install bolder prints installed for modern style.
  • You can easily upgrade any space by installing hexagonal tiles on top of your existing tile using the right tile adhesive.
  • Hexagonal tiles can give you flexibility in design because of its geometric pattern. Hence, you can easily fuse it with other materials like wood, to create a fluid transition.

Explore this tile trend and bring a visually stimulating design to any space.

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