October 11, 2010

More than just black + white…

When I was twenty-two, fresh out of college, I moved to New York City by myself and was very lucky to have found an amazing, albeit small, studio space downtown. In a doorman building, high ceiling with exposed beams to boot, vintage glass door knobs, beautiful view of a church across the street… BUT for the life of me, I could not remember why I disliked my bathroom floor so much. It was tiled with the classic black and white pattern, nothing quite fancy as the one pictured above! But it was simple, easy on the eye, perfect for a tiny New York City apartment. Now looking back, I wish I still had that floor. I blame it on age and just simply didn't know any better! These images of black and white tiles really made me appreciate what I had many odd years ago… and the possibilities!

… thought this was such a fun way to decorate/display different tiles on the counter. Why choose just one right?

… for some reason, Kate and Andy Spade's kitchen is always in the back of my mind. The bold mix of black and white stripes plus the diamond pattern is brilliantly done here.

… at the Åpent Bakeri in Oslo.

… diamond and spiral shapes. Just love how strong and graphic these elements are when combined properly.

…. perfect little entrance area.

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4 Responses to “More than just black + white…”

  1. Eleni Says:
    October 11th, 2010 at 11:55 am

    I start to like b&w tiles myself for a while now. They somehow seem an elegant choice. Beautiful images, they definitely strenghten my liking!

  2. Will Says:
    October 11th, 2010 at 12:44 pm

    Lovely to hear your story of moving to New York City – great black and white picks, too.

  3. seesaw Says:
    October 12th, 2010 at 11:15 am

    love the little tiles. 

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