Mosaics: A European Delicacy
This project won two ASID Awards for our designs, one in 2011 for Residences over 6,500 Sq. Ft. and another for “Design in Finishes” (Mosaics) in 2012.
Mosaics come in glass, stone, porcelain, metal, wood and all combinations of these materials. You can use them on floors, walls, ceilings and any other surface you would like to add some detail to! This type of tile has been around as far back as the 4th century BC and it is exciting to see that they are experiencing a revival as vibrant as their most daring colors!
While currently designing numerous kitchen and bathroom projects, it seems that every one of my clients wants to see these beautiful little tiles used in one place or another. I have always been a big fan of mosaics, for aesthetic as well as practical reasons. I think they are timeless and I can use them in contemporary as well as traditional projects. Their small scale allows for versatility. These tiny tiles will wrap around the smallest radii, furthermore some suppliers will customize my designs for a specific backsplash or border so I can be as creative as I want!
Fields of pale colors give uniformity and serenity to a room; vibrant combinations of assorted colors can make you want to dance the Rumba. Formal or casual, traditional or contemporary the rediscovery of mosaics has brought new blood to design, to the spaces where we live, work and enjoy ourselves.
Here are a few images where you can see a bathroom I recently designed. The central feature in the space is a “rug” made out of intricately cut marble pieces that create flowers, volutes, borders and medallions; this motif is carried to the tub surrounds as well as shower walls.
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