Spanish, Italian, Moorish and Mexican Tile Inspiration
Fell in love with Antigua Del Mar‘s advertisement in Elle Decor. The color palette is easy on the eyes. Picture these colors as an outdoor bench, fountain, bottom of a column or fireplace. Antiqua Del Mar is a consortium of ceramic tile artisans with studios throughout Spain and their corporate office in Santa Monica, California. They provide designers and architects with the finest authentic reproduction Spanish antique tiles from the 12th-18th centuries.
Antiqua Del Mar Spanish Tile Fountain
The border tile from the ad.
Lorna Auerback is the creative force behind the company. This is the outer door of her house. The 18th-century gates are from Ronda, and the surrounding tiles are reproductions from Seville, based on a wainscot from a 16th century palace.
More tile designs from Antiqua Del Mar
A great inspiration picture from Boca Raton Beach Club Resort.
More inspiration pictures
Don’t you love tile on stairs. It is such an ignored place. The tile really calls attention to it. Love it for exterior stairs.
Source: Antiqua Del Mar
Spanish Portugese Fountain
This is so handsome.
The tile base for the columns is very effective.
A small ceiling, like my shower, would look amazing with this tile.
Mexican Tile Tierra Y Fuego
Saved my favorite for last. Melinda Earl, a single mother and trained painter, began uniting plaster, oils, china and cloth to produce textured still lifes in her garage. She began experimenting with transferring images onto stone. However, the known methods were extremely time consuming, so she set out to find a better way. After four years of research and experiments, she developed a patented, hand-printing process and founded StoneImpressions.
Stone Impressions creates amazing images on any porous surface, such as natural stone or cement. Choose from a growing library of hundreds of images or create a completely custom look. Their products decorate kitchen backsplashes, master baths, offices, libraries and dens, entryways for wineries and office buildings, and serve as accent pieces and borders for all parts of the home.
This is so gorgeous. You can choose the stone that the motif is on.
Another time I really want to explore mosaic tile and I will show the gold leaf and white marble that is going to be used for the floor in our Gold Leaf Foyer. How about this mosaic in the Versace Mansion.