CALIFORNIA AND TILE:
A LOVE STORY
There’s no better place to find gorgeous tile and stone throughout the home than California. The sunshine state has been in the forefront of tile trends since the modern tile industry began, and even before that, when the handmade baked earth styles from Spanish-style architecture spoke in rustic beauty, and black and white marble parquet was the very definition of Hollywood glamour. Here are a few popular current Cali-centric looks and the lifestyle trends that inspired them:READ MORE
Laid Back Luxury
The outdoorsy California lifestyle has sparked a trend for interior surfaces from nature. In stone, rather than going for a formal polish, Californians are opting for something warmer and more casual. Up and down the coast, various home styles such as Mediterranean, Modern Cottage, Bungalow, Spanish, Mid-Century and Transitional are each a great fit with subtly textured natural stone.
Examples? Our cottage finish has a softness that aligns with the cozy trend that started in California in 2020 (think bean bag chairs, throws and candles), and our leather finish combines the soft, pebbly texture of Italian leather with the sturdy and solid strength of marble. So Cali-chic!
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Cozy Earth Tones
Warm coastal vibes and the current need for comfort at home have sparked a newfound appreciation of warm marble and travertine. In a California transformed by pandemic, meaningful materiality now meets a search for sanctuary. Since antiquity, travertine has been used in meditation to help open up inner thought. Some say its prehistoric connection to healing waters and hot springs even lends travertine natural properties related to cellular regeneration, restoring the body in times of depletion. That, plus its gentle coffee-and-cream tones make it perhaps the most Cali-style material of all. Try our Cappuccino polished marble or any of our tumbled or antiqued travertines or mosaics to get this look.
COMPLETE THE LOOK
Cappuccino Polished 1x1 Marble Mosaic
Cappuccino Polished Basket Weave Marble Mosaic
Cappuccino Polished Hexagon Marble Mosaic
Cappuccino Polished 2x2 Marble Mosaic
Wide Open Spaces
California’s large, open-plan homes inherently lend themselves to dramatic, soaring spaces with natural stone or porcelain flooring carrying through, uniting the spaces into a whole. Often surrounded by rugged hills and Pacific views, these residences invite the use of large-format, (considered 24” x 24” and larger) tile throughout. These stones can be continued from the interior onto pool decks, outdoor kitchens and dining areas, where tile transitions to thicker, slip-resistant textured pavers, often in modular patterns, creating a perfect foundation for outdoor living. Diana Royal textural finish and Iris Black cottage finish are popular stones in Malibu, Newport Beach and San Diego.
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