When I started choosing tile for our custom build, I felt like the proverbial kid in the candy store. So many shapes, colors and textures.  I knew I wanted to create a custom look and used tile to set my spaces apart, which brings me to exploring tile design in the home. 
I love a bold, interesting design, and tile was the medium that would give me the creative space I longed for. Do you ever consider using tile in a bold way? 


This subway tile mosaic is a show stopper in the mudroom with the unifying message that gives us a wink as we come and go. I choose black tile with white wording to make the message pop. The black subway tile goes through the mudroom with the sentiment in the middle of the floor. 

Boys Rooms

In the boys room, I was excited to provide a bit of masculinity to this shared bathroom. Penny tile is a classic and when you use contrasting grout, it can create a bold statement. 
For the floor: Black penny tile with a white border. On the shower: Cement tile in a herringbone pattern with a matching penny tile inset. 

Guest Bathroom

Since my interior design studio is my space to invite my clients, I wanted to make the guest bath friendly and energetic. To do this, I used penny tile to create contrasting polka dots, with a heart in the shower inset. This was the only place in the home not overrun by boys, so I embraced my love for all things girly. 
I also created a mosaic for the entry way with the Courtney Warren Home initials. This is inlayed in the hardwood flooring, almost creating a floor mat type look. 

 Master Bedroom

Finally the master bedroom is my place to retreat. An oversized freestanding tub and large shower allow me to get away from the stress of the day. I used marble in contrasting shapes and coordinating lighting to make this truly feel like a get away! A final French mosaic saying “Madame and Monsieur” makes sure my husband doesn’t stray too far to store his cologne on my vanity.  Just kidding. If anyone overruns the bathroom countertop with products, its me. Thankfully these vanities have large baskets to corral all the supplies I may need one day. Did you enjoy exploring tile design in the home?
I hope you enjoyed exploring tile designs in the home.
What tile do you love?
Is there an interesting space in your home that could use tile? 
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