Ten properties that don't relegate tiles to the lavatory

Our newest lookbook rounds up 10 residing areas that take tiling from sensible to ornamental, making use of it to every thing from bars and fireplaces to total assertion partitions.

Tiles within the trendy residence are sometimes consigned to the lavatory or kitchen, the place their sturdy end can shield partitions from water harm.

However a rising cohort of designers are utilizing the surfacing very like they’d rugs or wallpapers, as a way of bringing colors and patterns into residing areas.

Whether or not constructed from ceramic, stone or concrete, this will help to imbue an in any other case cosy inside with a much-needed sense of depth and dimension.

That is the most recent in our lookbooks collection, which offers visible inspiration from Dezeen’s archive. For extra inspiration see earlier lookbooks that includes maximalist interiors, kitchens with polished granite surfaces and brutalist interiors with a surprisingly welcoming really feel.

Photograph is by Prue Ruscoe

Dream Weaver penthouse, Australia, by YSG

Spanish tapas bars knowledgeable the design of this penthouse in Sydney, which belongs to a few empty nesters.

Within the open-plan residing area, this reference was translated into a complete wall of shiny off-white tiles, offering the backdrop for a customized bar trolley constructed from white ash and blue granite.

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Conde Duque apartment by Sierra + De La Higuera
Photograph is by German Sáiz

Conde Duque condo, Spain, by Sierra + De La Higuera

Vibrantly glazed tiles assist to outline the totally different zones on this condo in Madrid, with inexperienced used within the kitchen, pink and blue within the bogs and yellow within the residing areas.

The normal Moroccan zellige tiles are characterised by their tonal and textural variations, with imperfect surfaces which might be moulded by hand.

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Puro Hotel Stare Miasto Kraków by Studio Paradowski
Photograph is by Pion Studio

Puro Resort Kraków, Poland, by Paradowski Studio

Polish follow Paradowski Studio combined and matched totally different sorts of tiling all through this lounge, overlaying every thing from the ground to the columns to a complete wall, designed by artist Tomasz Opaliński based mostly on the modernist mosaics of the Seventies.

To melt up these laborious, shiny surfaces and add a way of heat, the studio added loads of textiles plus a stained oak bas-relief, which a few doorways.

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Green-tiled bar
Photograph is by Joana França

São Paulo condo, Brazil, by Casulo

A bar clad in shiny inexperienced tiles types the centrepiece of this front room, contrasted towards the matt black slate on the ground.

Brazilian studio Casulo repeated this identical materials palette within the rest room and kitchen of the São Paulo condo, which the house owners purchased at a closed-door public sale with out seeing its inside.

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Yurikago House by Mas-aqui
Photograph is by José Hevia

Yurikago Home, Spain, by Mas-aqui

Hydraulic tiling helps to create a way of continuity throughout the assorted totally different flooring and half-levels of this condo, designed by structure studio Mas-aqui.

The pure tonal variations of the reddish-brown ceramics assist to create a way of depth and texture regardless of utilizing just one materials.

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Interiors of Hotel Les Deux Gares in Paris
Photograph is by Benoit Linero

Resort Les Deux Gares, France, by Luke Edward Corridor

Chevron marble flooring, striped pink-satin armchairs and chintzy duck-egg blue wallpaper create a riotous conflict of patterns and colors on this lounge by British designer Luke Edward Corridor.

“I actually wished this area to really feel above all joyful and welcoming and alive, traditional however a bit of bonkers on the identical time,” he defined.

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House in Girona, Barcelona by Arquitectura-G
Photograph is by José Hevia

Reforma de una Vivienda en Ensanche, Spain, by Arquitectura-G

Barcelona follow Arquitectura-G eliminated a collection of dividing partitions from this condo to let extra gentle into the plan and relied on altering ranges and flooring to indicate totally different areas.

Right here, the transition from the hallway to the lounge is signified by a zig-zagging junction between the gridded gray tiling and the neutral-toned carpet, which is constructed from coarse sisal plant fibres.

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Fireplace in Passeig de Grácia apartment by Jeanne Schultz
Photograph is by Adrià Goula

Passeig de Grácia 97, Spain, by Jeanne Schultz

A pink stone fire with chequered tiling served as the start line for the renovation of this previous Barcelona condo, with doorways, window frames and ceiling mouldings all through the house painted in an identical shade of inexperienced.

Designer Jeanne Schultz additionally launched minimal but characterful trendy furnishings to maintain the give attention to the constructing’s interval options, which additionally embody conventional Catalan vault ceilings and wood parquet flooring.

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Point Supreme Athens apartment
Photograph is by Yiannis Hadjiaslanis

Ilioupoli condo, Greece, by Level Supreme

Initially fashionable within the Seventies, after they have been used to cowl verandas and porticos in vacation properties all through Greece, these glazed terracotta tiles have been salvaged from storage in order that they could possibly be used to cowl the ground of a one-bedroom residence in Athens.

Previously a semi-basement cupboard space, the condo is situated on the backside of a typical Athenian polykatoikia – a concrete residential block with tiered balconies.

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Casa AB by Victor Alavedra
Photograph is by Eugeni Pons

Casa AB, Spain, by Constructed Structure

When Constructed Structure renovated this Nineteenth-century Barcelona condo, the Spanish follow retained the standard mosaic flooring laid all through most of its rooms, together with the hallway, bed room, residing and eating room.

The areas between the tiling have been crammed with oak floorboards to match the customized oak cabinetry the studio put in to run longways by means of the condo like a backbone, dividing up the personal and communal areas.

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That is the most recent in our lookbooks collection, which offers visible inspiration from Dezeen’s archive. For extra inspiration see earlier lookbooks that includes maximalist interiors, kitchens with polished granite surfaces and surprisingly welcoming brutalist interiors.