Posts Tagged ‘unique tile’

  • Friday Tile Design Inspiration

    Date: 2012.04.20 | Category: Bathrooms, Custom Tile, Ideas and Inspiration, Kitchens, Living Rooms | Response: 0

    We wanted to share these magnificent tile creations for your Friday! These ideas are from Pinterest. Pinterest is a great resource for  planning your tile projects and organizing your ideas. Have a great weekend, everyone. Get inspired!

     

    Incredible ceramic tile wall.

    Source: google.com.au via Tan on Pinterest

     

    Modern tile floor is made cozy with the fireplace and rug.

    Source: lyring.com via Kitt on Pinterest

     

    Gorgeous tile mosaic wall.

    Source: bhg.com via Casey on Pinterest

     

    This backsplash gives a nice pop of color!

  • Glitter Grout

    Date: 2011.11.04 | Category: Custom Tile, Ideas and Inspiration | Response: 5

    Check out this glitter grout for those that truly want to make a statement! Read about it here.

  • Funky Bathroom Tile Backsplash

    Date: 2011.10.11 | Category: Bathrooms, Custom Tile, Ideas and Inspiration | Response: 0

    Photo courtesy of www.decodir.com

    These artistic backsplashes are an example of the “out-of-the-box” ideas that tile provides a bathroom renovation. Funky 3-D glass tiles create an artistic yet modern feeling. Using tiles that range in shape, size and color offer interest and provide dimension . Get inspired with tile!

    Photo courtesy of www.decodir.com

  • Inspirational Tile Artisans

    Date: 2011.08.01 | Category: Ideas and Inspiration | Response: 0

    Tile Magazine did a recent feature on Art and Specialty Tile. The article focused on three very different artisans and their inspiration behind their works. Just reading about their thought processes and creativity is extremely inspiring.

    Here are a few excerpts from the article about the artisans, but you will want to check out the full article here by Joann Locktov.

    Marie Gibbons: Tactile Memory Tile
    “Gibbons took to the street to create her “Urban” tile series. Rolling slabs on city streets, she memorialized the debris of Sidewalks: manhole covers, cracks, and asphalt joints. The 5” square fired slabs were washed with black acrylic, which was then scrubbed off to reveal the white clay body. The gritty abstractions that remain are a tactile memory of every street Gibbons has traversed. Growing up on Long Island, Gibbons balances urban reality with the beaches and more natural environment of her childhood. Both co-exist and inspire work that is derived from the freedom to explore.”

    The work of Marie Gibbons. Courtesy of Tile Magazine.

    Susan Tunick: The Color of Clay
    “Ceramic artist Susan Tunick has a penchant for scale and surface. All of her creations, site-specific sculptures, mosaic murals and individual bricks and tiles are testaments to architecture. The surfaces are intricately laced, lush in color and texture. Studying architectural ornamentation has given Tunick a heightened awareness of edges, shadows and context-both physical and historical.

    Tunick’s perforated tiles and brick Units…explore dimension. The perforated tiles are built with layers revealing surprising glimpses of pattern and depth. The perforations are witty reminders to both inspect and respect what lies beneath the facade.”

    Layered tile by Susan Tunick

    Art of Board: From Tailside to Tile
    “Scratched, dented, smashed, and abused, what to do with skateboard relics that are too damaged to carry their intrepid riders? Rich Moorhead appreciated the dense seven-ply laminated maple, the graffiti inspired graphics, and turned up tails. Where others saw broken sports equipment destined for landfill he saw an authentic surface material. Experimenting with the tools of the construction trade, he utilizes scroll and ban saws, routers, drills and sanders to create tile in four shapes, brick, cube, border and orb. He sorts the tile pieces by color, form and size. This gives a rhythm to the cacophony of pieces, the better to reconstruct walls, countertops, backsplashes, cladding and retail displays.

    Finished with sanded grout, the tile is being used in residential and commercial applications. What on first glance looks like a vibrant colored mosaic, is upon closer inspection an energetic expression of an irreverent sport that has been with us since the fifties. When Moorhead was commissioned to create tile cladding for a square column at Life Rolls On, a subsidiary of the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation, he integrated “positive orbs.” He searched his bins for life affirming words and images, cut them out in circles and placed them strategically amongst the carnival of scarred tiles. He also included a Superman logo in homage to the enduring Reeve film legacy.

    Skateboards are designed to be functional and illustrative, at Art of Board their purpose is sustained, without injury.”

  • Tile Adds Personality to a Room

    Date: 2011.02.21 | Category: Ideas and Inspiration, Tips and Advice | Response: 2

    Adding tile to your home allows you to make any space your very own. The beauty of using tile in design is that there are virtually limitless options to truly get your desired, unique look. Whether it’s textures, patterns, glazes or styles, the options are endless and even the smallest details can make a big difference.

    Here are some tile designs to use as inspiration on this cold Monday!

    Image Courtesy of Interior Designs and Wallpapers

    These classic British brick style tiles give this bathroom an elegant yet relaxed feel.

    Image Courtesy of ArchiExpo

    The tile in this kitchen, paired with the decor, gives a more urban and modern look.

    Image Courtesy of Designs and Decors

    The tile flooring in the this kitchen and living room gives this living space a Italian & rustic inspired look.

    When choosing your custom tile, remember to pay attention to detail and how it will have an effect on the ambiance of your room.  If you have any questions, we are here to help!

  • Tile Inspiration

    Date: 2010.12.04 | Category: Bathrooms, Custom Tile, Ideas and Inspiration | Response: 0

    The holiday season is in full swing and winter is definitely here in Gettysburg, PA. As more of us will be spending a lot of time indoors and in our homes, it might be that time to start asking yourself what changes you will be making to your home in the New Year. As you’re decorating the house, baking or just hanging out today here are some photo inspirations for you to take a look at…

    Bold, eye-catching tile entryway

    Beautiful mosaic floor

    Intricate tile work on a fireplace. This will be nice and cozy for the holidays!

    Everything we do is custom! The different ways tile can be used in your home is only limited by your imagination. Our designers are always ready to help you create a one-of-a-kind look for your home.

    For more photo inspiration visit here.

  • Create a Relaxing Spa Atmosphere in your Bathroom

    Date: 2010.09.30 | Category: Bathrooms, Ideas and Inspiration, Tips and Advice | Response: 0

    Today is a gray, rainy day in Gettysburg, PA. A great day to talk about creating a spa atmosphere in the bathroom. If you’re out in this rain, you more than likely just want to curl up at home and relax! There are many ways to transform your bathroom into an oasis for relaxation and rejuvenation!

    Look at that beautiful tile! image courtesy of dayspaguide.com

    1. De-clutter. Nothing inhibits a relaxing atmosphere more than clutter! You want this space to be simple and clean, not busy and overbearing. Take the time to get rid of items you no longer need, organize the items you do, and start with a clean slate.

    2. Choose muted, soft colors. As in the photo above, they chose tile with a very soft, earthy color. Soothing colors will work best for creating your spa bathroom. Look for blues, greens, beiges, tans, and white.

    3. The right lighting: Natural light is always best, so take advantage of your windows. If that is not an option opt for soft lighting fixtures or vanity lamps -nothing too bright or harsh. You may even want to invest in a dimmer switch.

    4. Spa tubs: If you really want to create a spa experience, look at investing in a spa tub or jacuzzi.This is an upgrade that will add worth to your home and allow you to enjoy immensely! Jacuzzi tubs come in so many sizes, styles and prices to fit what is best for you.

    image courtesy of susanjablonmosaics.com

    Garretson Tile Company

    5. Add accessories. Strategically placed candles set a relaxing ambiance very quickly. You may want to look for bamboo and other “earthy accessories” to give the room interest, yet remain serene and light. An idea might be to get glass hurricane vases and fill with pebbles and seashells.

    6. Use all of your senses. Now that you have the look of your bathroom, be conscious about the aromas and your comfort! Lavender and chamomile are lovely scents that promote relaxation. Also, look for soft, terry towels or robes. All of your senses add to the spa experience!

    image courtesy of hubpages.com