Fabulous Finishes: Creating Spiffy Spaces with Terrific Tile!

 
Image: Clé Tile

Image: Clé Tile

Ya’ll!

I cannot tell you how much I FLIPPING LOVE tile!!!

I mean, just putting this tile line-up together for you, I found myself getting giddy just thinking about all the interior design possibilities….UNREAL!!

Anyway, whew…need to calm down a bit. Lol.

At REI Design Solutions, one of our favorite things to do is create super spiffy spaces with TILE!!!

There are so many amazing tile applications you can use in your homes, flips or new builds and we are going gaga over some trends we are seeing recently. So let's get right into it!!!

These are the Top 10 TERRIFIC TILES we love and why we love them (in no special order)!

Encaustic cement tile- this is, by far, one of my favorite tiles! There is such an organic, old world feel to this tile. The are so many patterns to choose from and you can even find similar looks in porcelain or ceramic tile. From Spanish Mission to rustic farmhouse and even a plethora of contemporary patterns, you just can't go wrong with a smattering of this tile in your project. Due to the bold and often busy pattern of this tile, we use it sparingly and strategically in our designs.

Remy 8" x 8" Floor & Wall Tile in Soffia - Bedrosians.com

Remy 8" x 8" Floor & Wall Tile in Soffia - Bedrosians.com

3D Starburst - Wowzers!!! Is this cool or what? This is another Clayhaus tile and I am swooning over here! The colors and patterns of this line just make me so happy! There is so much character in the room below found on the Clayhaus Tile inspiration page, makes me want to tear out my bathroom right now and start fresh with this look! Do you love it!?

Wax Wane Style from the Topo Collection- Clayhaus Tile

Wax Wane Style from the Topo Collection- Clayhaus Tile

Marble Water-jet Mosaic Tile - Water-jet mosaics are intricate, refined and gorgeous! There are so many designs to choose from but this one below from Tilebar is spectacular! I have had my eye on this tile for a year or so now hoping and wishing for a project to come along that would be perfect for this tile (are you in the market for a new bathroom, let’s chat!!!) but I digress…this marble water-jet mosaic crafted of marble and other natural stones, comes in 3 different colors and has a timeless, luxury look to it!

Highland Emberglow Deux Marble Tile - Tilebar.com (Fratantoni Interior Designers)

Highland Emberglow Deux Marble Tile - Tilebar.com (Fratantoni Interior Designers)

Highland Alpenglow Deux Marble Tile - Tilebar.com

Highland Alpenglow Deux Marble Tile - Tilebar.com

Brick - Oh my gosh! Love, love, love the brick tile. Can't get enough of this look. There are several suppliers of thin brick tiles in all different colors and styles. Add some charm to your next Modern Farmhouse project or in the case of this dining room below, designed by REI Design Solutions, it makes a contemporary home look AMAZING too!

Garden Oaks New Build- Design: REI Design Solutions

Garden Oaks New Build- Design: REI Design Solutions

Marble and Metal - What are you waiting for…let’s get to work on that new kitchen remodel you’ve always wanted and glam it up! Seriously tho! What is up with this tile…it is so eye catching and yet not to over the top. This tile would be perfect in so many different applications; kitchen backsplash, bathroom accent tile, wet bar and the list goes on.

VZAG White Gold by Vanessa Deleon - Tilebar.com

VZAG White Gold by Vanessa Deleon - Tilebar.com

VZAG Nero & Brass by Vanessa Deleon - Tilebar.com

VZAG Nero & Brass by Vanessa Deleon - Tilebar.com

Moroccan terracotta Tile - I can’t even!!! Would you look at this gorg bathroom! This lovely terracotta tile from Clé Tile is simply amazing…and when I say simply, I mean it! It has such a simple look but the way it transforms a space to fabulous is….well…FABULOUS! The rich dark grey earthy hue, the simple lines, the organic texture is such a welcome look in this space. What room do you want to transform with this look??

Zellige Moroccan terracotta Tile from Clé - Image: Clé Inspiration

Zellige Moroccan terracotta Tile from Clé - Image: Clé Inspiration

Stackstone- Stackstone or ledger tile, as it is also referred to, still has a clean timeless look that isn’t yet out of style even though we’ve been using it for a while to renovate our spaces with. It is often used at fireplaces or on accent walls in various areas of the home. This fun wood and lava rock Stackstone from Tilebar was used in this fun accent wall designed by REI Design Solutions.

Driftwood Pale Moon and Lava Stone Wood Mosaic Tile- Tilebar.com

Driftwood Pale Moon and Lava Stone Wood Mosaic Tile- Tilebar.com

Highland Village Flip - Design: REI Design Solutions

Highland Village Flip - Design: REI Design Solutions

3D Porcelain tile - I am crushing on this Tilebar 3D tile. The look is so clean and contemporary . I actually have it specified for a kitchen remodel I am designing for a client so stay tuned and hopefully they will love it as much as I do and will go for it!

Nabi Harlequin Natural White Ceramic Tile- TIlebar.com

Nabi Harlequin Natural White Ceramic Tile- TIlebar.com

Metallic Picket- I love the picket shape and when you throw a little glam on it with a metallic finish, you have a winner! This shower below was designed by REI Design Solutions for the master bathroom of a new build here in Houston and I love how it turned out! The high contrast of the white marble walls coupled with the dark brown 3D tile makes for an outstanding look. Try it today in your bathroom. Tilebar has several tiles to choose from in this look, all of which are equally as gorgeous.

Oak Forest New Build- Design: REI Design Solutions

Oak Forest New Build- Design: REI Design Solutions

Nabi Hexagon Gunmetal Ceramic Tile- Tilebar.com

Nabi Hexagon Gunmetal Ceramic Tile- Tilebar.com

Geometric - There are so many spiffy geometric tiles to choose from. This splendid field tile from Clayhaus comes in several different colors and shapes. This pairing of yellow wall tile with dark wood cabinets is a match made in heaven. As an interior designer, I love Clayhaus Tile as you can design your own tile! They have a plethora of styles and so many colors to choose from. It is one of my go to suppliers for my clients who want a more customized look.

Classic Field Collection- Clayhaus Tile

Classic Field Collection- Clayhaus Tile

 

So there you have it! Our 10 favorite tile styles…and that's only 10of them…I have tons more that I love and have used or want to use in our designs.

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….be surrounded by beauty

Christine