The parterre gardens were beloved for their charm and symmetrical grace. Each one became an oasis of tranquility and scented beauty. While designing this collection, Paul and I combined materials to replicate the organic texture of the gardens which were a medley of earth, foliage, masonry and pebbles. – Sarah Baldwin
Every mosaic in the Parterre Collection is hand crafted by artisans on the Eastern Shore and customized to fit each installation. The mosaics can be installed on both vertical and horizontal surfaces, indoors and out.
This hand-cut mosaic of honed Horizon Dark and Cashmere is an instant classic. The soothing neutral tones would complement almost any room in your home.
The geometric shapes of Almerita is the perfect blend of masculinity and femininity. The honed Thassos is set off by the polished Saint Laurent pieces.
Founded in 1991 by Sara Baldwin, New Ravenna is one of the leading designers and manufacturers of stone and glass mosaics in North America.
There’s a great post from HGTV.ca Style Sheet Blog on small dining spaces. The photos are quite lovely but what really caught my eye was the folding table that doubles as a picture frame. These tables are not a new idea but the way the legs disappear when upright is nice and the poster insert adds a modern touch.
Staying on the modern theme, Modern Home Interiors features a sleek glass vanity by Antonio Lupi. The Briliante vanity features 20mm thick glass top and sides with an integrated bowl. A small storage cabinet situated below the vanity holds bathroom necessities. The Dama mirror is featured above the vanity.
I personally need much more storage in my bathroom and I could probably never keep the glass clean.
Michelle from My Notting Hill talks about mosaic tile as art. With large format tile the trend for interior floors, we often don’t think about putting beautiful mosaics anywhere other than the bathroom or the kitchen backsplash.
Her blog features some new patterns from New Ravenna Mosaics and Stone – which I am a huge fan of.
For an in-depth look at the history of Mosaic Tile Linda Merrill posted a great article on the Surroundings Blog.
These days it’s best to invest your money in the areas of your home that will get the most show. Showing off your expensive taste is best done without trying too hard, unless you are a Hip Hop Mogul, but instead investing in a few special pieces.
I highly recommend checking out the Magic Rug. These gems from Sicis combine the beauty of hand-cut, artistic Italian mosaics with the flexible format of a throw rug. The glass mosaic is mounted on a polyurethane base that can be attached to the floor or left as a movable object. Seemingly endless possibilities include florals, classic patterns, and contemporary motifs in a variety of formats—including circular, square, and oval—can be customized with 80 colors and an assortment of effects (iridescent, transparent, or opaque)