How many homes have a stone fireplace in the kitchen? This mansion in Washington, CT features not only a fireplace, but also Moroccan encaustic tiles, souring paneled ceilings and soapstone countertops.
White walls in this bathroom mean that the dazzling graphics on the floor get all the spotlight: encaustic tiles with a bold black-and-white pattern topped by a colorful striped rug. Brass fixtures are an elegant finishing touch.
What was once a dark, dated kitchen is now this bright, airy space, easy to move around and work in. The colorful encaustic tile backsplash pairs with glamorous pendants, oversized cabinet knobs and yellow accents to complete the playful look.
The inner courtyard now has the visual focus of a fireplace. The fireplace design complements the historic design of the home. The fireplace is accented with encaustic tiles and flanked by traditional “banco” benches. With this design, the delineation between exterior and interior spaces is obscured.