Tile Trend Alert: Tile + Wallpaper + Decals

April 4, 2011 at 5:18 pm 1 comment

A couple of weeks ago I had the great pleasure of visiting friends in Austin, Texas, and I returned totally inspired by tile! (Sidenote: Should I be embarrassed about geeking out over tile… ?)

South Congress Street was definitely where all the cool kids hang out, and one place that I couldn’t get enough of was Perla’s.

The food? So good! But it was the design that got me.

The color pallet was perfect; vibrant, “Dick Tracy” yellow and a blend of soft and bold blues, with natural dark stained wood all around.

What I liked most was the tile design in the ladies bathroom. It had your standard old white ceramic subway tile (not even half as cool as our Lush Glass Subway tiles, of course), but it was topped by a graphic wallpaper with decal-like butterflies.  Love!

I jumped into fantasy mode and (pretend) created my own tile-meets-wallpaper-meets-decal set:

To recreate this tile trend I would start with modwalls® Lush 4”x12” Fog Bank tile for the surround…

modwalls® Lush® 4”x12” Fog Bank

Then add designyourwall.com’s “Chinoise Mint Green and Silver” wallpaper.

Chinoise Mint Green and Silver

And I’d top it off with a set of Blik decals like this one, “Fly.”

Or “Cat Moonlight.”

Or my favorite, “Foxy.”

You can also add decals directly to your tile. The photos below are from one of our customers who used Blik decals on modwalls® Brio® ¾” Bright White tile.

Take a chance on this tile trend and create a totally unique space that’s all your own… then change it up in a year because you can.

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Rebecca Lonergan

Founder and Creative Director of Modwalls Tile Company. Since 2005 Rebecca has been designing Fresh Tile in Colors You Crave. Shop Online at Modwalls.com.

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