This custom tile shower has two shower heads and corner seats to maximize the square footage. The linear drain give a modern look to the shower and allowed the use of larger tiles on the shower floor. A frameless glass door provides a clean look in this bathroom.
"In the world of tile we are seeing an explosion of sizes, shapes, materials and patterns," notes Dean Howell, president of Atlanta-based MODA Floors & Interiors. Particularly popular these days, he adds, are large-format tiles — tiles that come 12" x 24" and even 36" x 36" — as opposed to the tried-and-true 12" x 12" tiles. In addition to looking great, larger sizes mean more tile surface and less grout lines to clean. Dean cautions that large-format tiles are heavy, requiring a perfectly level substrate and a professional installer for the job to come out right.
A traditional wood-burning fireplace gets a makeover with this large marble tile. The gray grain of the stone brings an elegant and natural touch, which is complemented by the elegance of the white couch and red & white backless settee.
This light and bright bathroom features a spacious walk-in shower with floor-to-ceiling white tiles and chrome fixtures. A custom handmade vanity boasts a medium grain wood countertop and ivory rectangular sinks, while natural wood floors provide a finishing touch.
A large tile hearth top breaks up the white coloring of the base and mantel. Tiers create a layered mantel decorated with rows of pottery for a quintessential southwestern look. Tribal wall art adds a pop of vibrant color to mix with the muted tones and neutrals in the design.
To add a touch of drama and depth to this otherwise white bathroom, Pure Design Interiors added a dark brown vanity and large brown floor tiles to complement the simple lines of the room. A large wall mirrors frames the entire vanity and slim, contemporary-styled cabinet pulls complete the look.
Blue globe pendant lights bring a pop of color to this bright kitchen. Large light gray tiles create a sleek backsplash that compliments the gray countertop. White cabinets catch the light keeping the room bright and airy. Stainless steel appliances fit the modern feel of the design.
Extra large blue tiles cover the interior walls of this spacious walk in shower. Glass closes off the remaining sides for an open look. A built in bench seat is accented with a white seat top. A mosaic tile accent strip brings texture to the wall and compliments the coloring of the floor tile.
Penny tile flooring from Ann Sacks provides a great size contrast to the larger subway tile look of this sleek, contemporary shower. A built-in nook allows for seating or storage, and a mounted removable shower head can easily be maneuvered in the space.
Arched french doors and column framed openings line this home creating an attractive exterior surrounding to the patio. Giant neutral marble tile forms the patio flooring. A raised border, one step higher than the patio, lines the in-ground swimming pool.
Large subway tiles in the backsplash and glass-front cabinets provide an open, airy feel in this modest kitchen. A white dining room table is paired with dark-colored rattan chairs, creating a visually-appealing contrast.
Extra large white tile covers these kitchen walls stretching the backsplash throughout the room. A gold range hood shines in the light and draws the eye as a statement piece against the white fixtures. Glass doors lighten the look of built in cabinets.
Large pocket doors allow for fresh air and sunlight to enhance the enclosed spa during optimal weather months. The doors provide shelter when closed during adverse conditions, allowing the homeowners use of the spa any day –anytime.
This traditional kitchen carries a wood theme from floor to ceiling. Tile trim adds visual interest on the floating ceiling and range hood. A large island offers space for food prep and a place to sit and chat.
Like other rooms in this historic home, the kitchen was reimagined and adapted for modern living. Now the space features an open concept design, with crisp white cabinetry and a subway tile backsplash that stretches from one side to the next. The space also boasts long countertops, stainless appliances and a large island on the left.
Since shiny black floor surfaces tend to draw attention to imperfections, large-scale, rectangular porcelain tiles featuring a dulled, chalky finish were used. In order to add contrast to the floor and highlight the lines of the tile, the contractor used white grout.