Tile Noir – It is a beautiful “black tile” affair…

Bring dramatic contrast and masculine boldness into any design using black tile. To begin, while black may not be the first “go to” for color selection in tile, seemingly too dark and gloomy, it can provide a perfect palette for modern sophistication and offers a unique gateway to introduce key accent colors. In addition, black […]

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A Look Inside a Perfect Family Kitchen

Style, sophistication, a sense of fun, are the hallmarks of this newly remodeled family kitchen in Texas.  Best quality of all:  comfort.  Walk in and feel, “ahh, I’m home”.  The elegant kitchen appliances, lighting and cabinets work beautifully with Tango Tile’s graceful Genies Collection hand painted ceramic tile.  The client, homeowner, and designer selected the […]

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Decorative Ceramic Tile – The Art of Cuerda Seca

  A Southern California native, Susanne Kibak Redfield grew up on a town rich in the red tile style of Spanish Revival architecture. Initially inspired by the ceramic tiles of Bjørn Wiinblad and the other Danish modern ceramics artists of the ’60s, Susanne fell in love with the ornamental treasures and tiles native to Malibu […]

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Authentic Talavera Tile Artisan , Paul Schatz

    Paul travels extensively to find art and architecture which inspires his beautiful tile designs and can be seen throughout his body of work.  He works from his home base, Interior Design Imports, in San Diego.  Paul is one of the most versatile designers in the tile industry.  His love of history and traditional […]

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Kitchen Tile Backsplash Trends and Tips

Backsplashes, while once almost an afterthought, are now designed into kitchens as a focal point and a driving design element. Some new trends we are seeing range from application to color to the design/material of tiles. One new backsplash trend is taking backsplash tile all the way above cabinets to the ceiling. This “oversize backsplash” […]

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Malibu and Catalina Style Hand Painted Tile Beginnings

Early in the 20th century, a style of hand painted tiles were created in California that is referred to as Arabesque or Hispano-Moreque. The original tiles showcased bright contrasting glaze colors often in geometric patterns that were reminiscent of tiles produced many centuries ago in the Near and Middle East, North Africa and southern Spain. […]

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