My Favourite Tiles

Handmade and hand-painted ceramic tiles have been used since ancient times all around the world. During the British Industrial Revolution, tiles transitioned from handmade to mass-production which made tiles affordable for the middle class.

The first image is an appealing pastel mix of both plain and patterned tiles. They bring light and freshness to this contemporary kitchen space.

But tiles can also be bold. These deep red bathroom wall tiles are both functional for the splashes of modern life, but also bring a touch of a boldly coloured past into this older home renovation.

And don’t miss tile opportunities in alfresco spaces as well. These graphically patterned tiles form an ‘outdoor rug’ defining the seating area.

And of course, tiles are the perfect materials for bringing the indoors out and vice versa. These images show a clever use of tile repetition in both the kitchen island and alfresco wall area. A great idea for design continuity.

Tiles may have ancient beginnings but they can be a beautiful, versatile and hard-wearing addition to many parts of your contemporary home.

More info on the designers of these four spaces via the links below.

1. 2LG Studio

2. Ben Pentreath

3. Kelly Wearstler

4. Proctor and Shaw

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