Loving Lately: Patterned Tiles

One trend that we don’t see dying down any time soon (at least we hope not!) is the use of patterned tiles. They can be used in so many different spaces, and can always be counted on to provide a ‘wow’ factor in any room they’re in. There are many different styles of patterned tiles available, from traditional Moroccan patterns, to more contemporary designs. If you’re looking for a bold statement, or have a space that’s in need of a little something extra, patterned tiles are definitely the way to go! We’ve rounded up a list of our favorites along with some examples of the tiles in use. Take a look!

Our fave patterned tiles:

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Tile Sources: First 2 Rows- Clé Tile ; Row 3- Cement Tile Shop ; Row 4- Fireclay Tile ; Row 5- Popham Design

You can see by this list the wide range of styles & colors available- go neutral with a simple pattern, or add a bold pop of color to your space with these beauties! 

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We’re loving the uses of patterned tiles in these bathrooms!

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Kitchens are another common place you’ll find patterned tiles. They’re perfect for a bold backsplash:

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On the floors:

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And we LOVE the unexpected use of tile on the back of an island or bar:

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Just a little pop of pattern goes a long way!

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These tiles are also great for entryways, mudrooms, laundry rooms…the list goes on and on.

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What are some of your favorite uses of patterned tiles? We’d love to know! 

Summer ’17 Inspo

Although we’ve already had our taste of NC summer weather this year, the first official day of summer is in just a few days! We’re really feeling fun patterns & bright colors for the season, and we’re big on light, crisp interiors and outfits. Take a look at some of what’s inspiring us this summer!

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  1. Obsessed with these clutches from Ann Howell Bullard– they have such fun prints that make for the perfect summer accessory!
  2. Loving this crisp bedroom- the use of muted greens, whites, deep yellows and natural materials perfectly invokes the season.
  3. The pattern/ color combos on these cement tiles from Cle Tile are simply amazing & give off major summer vibes.
  4. The perfect summer outfit from Rebecca Minkoff: a ruffled blouse and a button up skirt. Light, comfy & chic! 
  5. How cute are these abstract planters from BTW Ceramics?! Perfect for adding a little green around the house. We’ll take 5 please. 
  6. We’re hoping to get lots of lounging outdoors + pool time this summer & wishing it could be in this beautiful space!

What’s on your mood board for the summer? Let us know in the comments!

Outdoor Spaces We’re Loving

The weather has been so nice here lately and it’s got us craving as much time outside as possible! With summer quickly approaching, now’s the perfect time to spruce up your patio for cookouts, drinks outside, and long nights with friends, and we’ve got just the inspiration for you. Take a look at some of the outdoor spaces that we’re loving lately!

Patterned Patio Floors:

We are obsessed with these spaces with patterned floors. Being outside should be a bright, fun experience, and these floors really help to accomplish that!

Love the built-in seating nooks in Design Love Fest’s outdoor space (as well as the color scheme!):

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Emily Henderson’s bright blue and white tile really pops and takes this patio to a whole new level of amazing!

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This patio from A Beautiful Mess is a painted pattern right on top of a concrete slab- it looks so good, you can hardly tell it’s not tiled!abm

Pavers, concrete slabs, and wood planks are all great materials for your patio floor, as well, and are often times more economical than a patterned tile. 

Love the different seating groupings here:

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String lights (and lots of plants) for the win:

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Loving the stark contrast here:

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Obsessed with this cozy, boho-chic outdoor setup! Adding an outdoor rug can really help to create warmth for an outdoor space.

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We definitely wouldn’t mind being transported to the Mediterranean with a patio like this 😉

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Create a super moody outdoor space by using shades of dark grays and black, accentuated with dim lighting:

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After seeing all of these inspiration pics, we can’t wait to get started sprucing up our own patios! We hope this helps to create your perfect patio space 🙂

High-Impact Headboards

Headboards can easily be transformed into a focal point of a bedroom. If you have enough room on the wall behind your bed, a headboard can be a great way to add color and pattern into your room. Whether it’s a bold, solid colored headboard, or a fun patterned fabric, there are many ways to create a high-impact, attention grabbing bed with just one piece. We’ve grabbed a few of our favorite examples for you to see- take a look!

Solid Colored Headboards:

You don’t always need a pattern to make a statement- try a bold hue for extra impact!

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Nail heads are a great addition to a plain headboard- they are available in many finishes and provide visual interest. aptther

[photo sources: High Fashion Home, Emily Henderson, Apartment Therapy]

Patterned Headboards:

Patterns are always attention grabbing whether they’re bold like this one:

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or a subtle stripe as seen below:

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We’re obsessed with Emily Henderson’s upholstered bed with Rebecca Atwood fabric!

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Try adding contrasting piping for a fun aesthetic element:3-1-10 rue Old+Brand+New Screen Shot 2017-05-30 at 2.56.03 PM 0003_Lindsay_Speace

[photo sources: Lonny, One Kings Lane, Emily Henderson, Isabella, Rue Mag, Old Brand New, Isabella, Lindsay Speace]

Irregular Shapes:

Another way to amplify your bedroom is to add an irregularly shaped headboard to your bed. We especially love these two from John Robshaw!

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[photo sources: John Robshaw (first two), The Resident]

What are your favorite headboard styles? We’d love to know!

Entryway Essentials

The entryway can be one of the trickiest spaces in your home to design. As the first space you see when you enter a home, the entry has to make a good impression! A house should flow as you walk through it, not be disjointed, and the entry is where it all starts. You want your entry to be functional, but also be an aesthetic preview of what the rest of what your home’s design is all about.

There are key pieces that go into making a great entryway, so we’ve gathered a few items that make the list of our ‘entryway essentials’. Take a look!

Console

You could interchange a bench here depending on what you’re going to be using the entry for, but in most cases we think a console table is the way to go! It’s an extra surface to house frames, art, candles, light fixtures, vases and storage, which is great, especially if you don’t have many other surfaces for things like this throughout the rest of your home.

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When looking for a console, consider the size of your space and what you’ll be using it for. Do you need (or want) to store extra seating (like a couple of stools) underneath? If so, go for one with no shelves underneath. Stools underneath a console can be a functional as well as an aesthetic choice for your entry.

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[Image Sources: Noir, Mr. Brown, CB2, Room & Board]

If you need storage for shoes, books, boxes, baskets, etc, a console with one or more shelves may be right for you.

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[Image Source: One Kings Lane]

Mirror

A mirror is an essential component for any entryway in our opinion! Not only does it make the space feel bigger and add another design element to the room, it’s always good to get a last glance at yourself before you head out the door, are we right?! 😉 Make a statement with a bigger mirror, or have a smaller one in a vignette with other frames and wall decor.

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[Image Sources: Making it Lovely, Arteriors, Society Social]

Key/Coat Storage

In terms of entryway functionality, having a place to hang your keys, purse, coats, etc. right when you get in is a great way to keep things organized. You don’t have to have a basic old wall mounted coat rack, though- have this be a part of your decor! There are lots of great looking wall mounted storage options to choose from that look good and work well.

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[Image Source: HomeyOhMy]

Rug

Having some sort of rug in your entry, whether it’s a runner or another sized area rug depending on the size of your space, is a great way to add another element to your entry’s design, as well as having the functionality of catching the debris from outside. We love giving the entry rug a pop of pattern or color to really make a statement when you first enter a home!

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[Image Sources: Domino, Old Brand New, Lavender Sky Blue Etsy, Dash & Albert, Surya]

Lighting

Depending on how high your ceiling is, you can either go with flush-mount or a pendant/chandelier. Don’t be afraid to go bold with this fixture! Even though it does need to mesh with the rest of your home’s aesthetic, the entryway is a place to show off your style.

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[Image Sources: ThouSwell, Ro Sham Beaux, Noir, Mr. Brown]

If you have a large enough console, a table lamp can also be a great option! Use one on one side with other pieces such as a vase or candles to balance the vignette, or flank both sides of the console with lamps, placing a bowl on top of a stack of books for a more symmetrical look. 

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[Image Sources: My Domaine, One King’s Lane, Jamie Young, Arteriors]

Although the entry can be a tricky space to pin down, it can also be one of the most fun spaces to design. We hope this has given you a few ideas if you’re in need of an entryway spruce up!