5 Reasons to Love Zellige Tile

Reasons to Love Zelllige Tile - Moroccan hand-made tile
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If you hear people talk about Zellige (pronounced zill-eejh)  tile you might be curious to know what hey mean. Zellige is a specific type of terracotta tile that originated in Morocco.

Moroccan Zellige tiles are so different from other types of tile that a word had to be created especially for it, namely the Arabic word الزلي, zellige or zellij which means “tile.”

Specifically, Zellige is mosaic tilework made from individually chiseled geometric tiles set into a plaster base. The interlocking edges or “teeth” is what keeps the intricate patterns intact when repeated on larger surfaces.

Today Zellige primarily refers to traditional glazed, cut terracotta tiles from Fez, the ancient city of mosaics. The unique clay from this region is primarily composed of Kaolinite.  Continue reading5 Reasons to Love Zellige Tile

On Trend: Terracotta Tile

2018 Tile Trends - Terracotta will be seen in softer colors in 2018
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I’m not saying Scandi or hygge  is dead but due to its dominance over the past few years, designers are looking toward finishes with more color and more pattern.

For 2018 expect to see a growth in comfortable furnishes and finishes that create a sense of cocooning and luxury. As design turns toward maximalism, what has been forgotten seems fresh and new again. Continue readingOn Trend: Terracotta Tile

Graham & Brown Color of the Year 2018

With pink being all the rage right now, the colour and wallpaper experts has identified the pink paint shade as 'one step ahead of the millennial pink phenomenon.
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 Millennial Pink

I’ve been covering color trends and Color of the Year selections for years now and these posts are often my favorite. I’m pleased to announce I’m adding a new addition to the mix and this company is not primarily known for their paint. Graham & Brown is an international manufacturer know for their wallpaper and wall art. Real Fashionistas starved for color and design have long turned to Graham & Brown for decadent and grown up designs.

Looking ahead, Graham & Brown has unveiled a dusky pastel pink named “Penelope” as their Color of the Year for 2018Continue readingGraham & Brown Color of the Year 2018