Let's talk about tile ba-by

Lets talk about you and me......I could go on and on. So for the longest time - wallpaper has been one of our most favorite 'jewelry pieces' to add to a room; all the colors and textures, whether loud and bold or soft and serene bring their own kind of magic to a space. But lately......some of these tile choices are giving wallpaper a run for its money. Check out some of these beautiful additions that can spark a unique look all its own in your home.


Source: Design by @oldseagrovehomes Tile- Eveningstar Marble from Tile Bar

This gorgeous, soothing blue and white tile is anything but boring. The tile brings the perfect amount of color to this timeless white kitchen. Maybe, just maybe in a kitchen like this I could develop a love and passion for cooking.....a girl can dream.


Source: New Ravenna

This Chinoiserie motif tile has left us speechless. The detail on this mosaic wall is spectacular and unlike anything we have ever seen. New Ravenna uses over twenty colors of glass and 24-karat gold glass to create this beauty. And the good news, this motif is fully customizable to suit any vertical space, so you aren't limited to a small room or wall. 


Source: Joie Mosaic in Calacatta and 24-karat gold glass by New Ravenna

One of us over here at E35 loves anything shiny......who are we kidding? We both love anything shiny, and all that glitters is gold. This tile combination is the perfect amount of texture, shimmer and neutral all rolled into one. This would be incredible no matter the room you choose and a timeless addition to any space.


Source: Vezoul mosiac tile by Mosaic House 

We cannot get enough of this bold, Moroccan mosaic tile. The brass fixtures are the most perfect compliment to these gorgeous colors! Green and blue for the win!


Source: Lancaster Bianco ceramic subway tile by Tile Bar; Room Design by Holly Audrey Williams

Where to start.......this bathroom has so many beautiful elements from the statement ceilings to the statement flooring to the wallpaper. The flooring tile doesn't compete with the other details in the room but rather only enhances the rest of the design. The white subway tile anchors all the other design features perfectly. Lesson here-- don't be afraid of multiple dynamic patterns, textures and colors, if you love it chances are its going to work together.


Source: Custom Maharaja with Djinn inserts by New Ravenna; Design by Genevieve Gorder for Blackman Plumbing

First of all, I would live in this bathroom......I would never leave. Everything from the color palette to the design is out of this world! This little bathroom packs some serious punch and has us dreaming of all the possibiites tile can be.


Source: Tamara Waterjet Mosaic Pattern by New Ravenna; Design by Timothy Haynes and Kevin Roberts as featured in Architectural Digest

This classic black and white beauty is the epitome of elegance. It offers its own unique take on the traditional black and white checkerboard (which we are definite fans of.) We just love this traditonal design with an unexpected twist.


Source: Design by Kati Curtis Design; All mosaic tiles from Mosaic House

If you love tile as much as we do then this is the room of your dreams. All walls, benches, and floor are covered in a gorgeous variety of traditional patterns. Stepping into this luxurious bath would be like stepping into a piece of art. Just too beautiful for words!

We are beginning to think we need a bigger house just to accomodate our love for all these different styles. So what rooms 'speak' to you? Which do you like, love, or just think 'no way?'

2018 Trends......Will you or won't you?

Every year Pinterest compiles their predictions for the top interior design trends of the year; which are based around popularity and pinning trends. So without further ado......here are the Top 10 home design trends for 2018 and some of our favorite examples to help bring your 'pinspiration' to life.

1. Sage is all the rage. Beautiful shades of this neutral green are giving the grays and 'greige' colors of previous years a run for their money. 


Source: Design by Sarah Stacey. Photo by Buff Strickland


2. Resort Inspired Decor. We all want home to represent that safe haven; the place to unwind, relax and escape from the hustle and bustle of jobs, commutes, and busyness that accompanies everyday life. Everything from tropical prints, rattan furniture and spa-style bathrooms are huge trends and seem to reveal our need to slow things down and savor our own resort living right at home.


Source: Justin Coit via Better Homes & Gardens


Source: Design by Lindsey Lane. Photo by Peter Murdock Photography via: House Beautiful

3. Terrazzo. This 70's style flooring is making a comeback in a huge way. The current trend of this inexpensive material is going beyond flooring and being used from table tops to wall clocks. Gone is the traditional, sterile, hospital/office building feel and it is giving way to a much more modern, sleek and pretty style. This trend shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon.


Source: Bettina Tomasone via Apartment Therapy

4. Statement Front Doors. We couldn't be any happier about this trend. Everything from the Pantone color of the year 'Ultra Violet,' to fire engine red, to a happy yellow......if its bold its on trend. 


Source: Design by Ken Fulk. Photo Francesco Lagnese via House Beaurtiful


Source: The Roper House Chraleston, SC photographed by Dale Powell

5. Mixed Metallics. Mixed metals are still popping up all over in the design realm, creating loads of texture and visual interest. Try choosing a primary metal such as gold or bronze as your anchor and then layer from there.


Source: Jonathan Adler


Source: Design by Garrow Kedigian. Photographed by Douglas Friedman

6. Statement Ceilings.  This could possibly be our most favorite trend this year. Statement ceilings have a timeless, chic effect that not only add interest but quite literally elevate a space to the next level. 


Source: Susan Simonpietri of Chango & Co. via Architectural Digest


Source: Domino

7. Patterned Plants. Move over succulents, its patterned leaf plants that are all the craze in 2018. Bonus: not only do you get natural beautiful colors and patterns in your space but they help keep your indoor air healthy too. Win, win! 


Source: Photography via Rolling Green Nursery

8. Bone Inlay. Craftsmen for centuries have been using bone inlay to add beauty and texture to their creations. Bone offers a natural sheen and reflective quality that instantly adds character to your furniture and space.


Source: Anthropologie


Source: Produced by Orli Ben-Dor. Photography by Max Kim-Bee

9. Wood. Working with wood in your interior brings warmth and character. From ceilings to statement walls to paneling, give this trend a try to bring a new dimension to your space. 


Source: Sarah Bartholomew Design


Source: Carlos Domenech via Veranda

10. Large Scale Wall Art. Nothing makes a statement quite like an oversized piece of art. Art is one of our most favorite design tools to capture a client's personality and taste in a most unique way. This awesome trend says go big or go home!


Source: Image via The Decorista


Source: photography via thisisglamorous.com

We definitely have some favorites out of these Pinterest predictions. What are some of your faves?