good reads: heath’s tile makes the room.
by victoria comment


heath ceramic tile wall / sfgirlbybay

i’m having quite the passionate love affair with tile right now. i’ve been entertaining the idea of some cement Moroccan-inspired tile for my kitchen floor and trying to get up the nerve to give that a go! so, the bay area’s beloved heath ceramic’s new book, tile makes the room may be just the thing i need to kickstart that idea into action. tile does very often make the room, and in the case of these beautiful spaces featured in the book, it definitely does. try and just imagine these rooms without the gorgeous heath ceramic’s tile and i think you’ll see — they just don’t hold the magic. tile makes the room explores the role of tile in good design through the work of leading designers and architects in more than 50 projects from around the world. i’m truly inspired by so many of the spaces within the pages of tile makes the room (particularly the black and white geometric tiles just below) and ideas are bouncing around in my brain — now to just let them out!

black and white geometric tile floor in outdoor courtyard / sfgirlbybay

black and white geometric tile in outdoor courtyard / sfgirlbybay

kitchen with black and white geometric tile floor / sfgirlbybay

bathroom with muted green tile backsplash / sfgirlbybay

living room with moroccan tile wall / sfgirlbybay

modern black and white tiles / sfgirlbybay

modern tile floor work / sfgirlbybay

kitchen with green and blue backsplash / sfgirlbybay

• photography courtesy of tile makes the room.

12 responses to “good reads: heath’s tile makes the room.”

  1. I like tile too but I think two words need to be applied first: context and judicious. Nothing is more dismaying than wrong place, wrong amount. All of the above get it right.

  2. Really loved this post. Tiles are tricky but they can bring so much color and/or texture to a space. I just did a tiny bathroom and did the shower – which is half the room in lightly tumbled white Thassos 1″x2″ tiles. The slight modulation of the pure white tiles coupled with the irregularity that comes from the light tumbling created three gorgeous walls – beautiful texture and warmth in a very small space.

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