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Obsession: Black and White Patterned Tile

By: Verena Dalati Salmé

Lately I’ve been really inspired by bold, patterned tile, which may or may not have anything to do with my upcoming trip to Mexico. The movement, the contrast, the amazing statement a wall of this beautiful tile makes–I love it all.

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The echo tile is the kind of tile that gets better the more you use it in one place. The Corazon restaurant in Portland has the right idea.

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It’s hard to go wrong with this classic pattern, so go ahead and fill a whole wall with it. Seriously, do it.

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Photography by Sharyn Cairns for Whiting Architects

Maybe you can’t decide which you like better: organic or geometric patterns. That’s okay, mix ’em up! The monochromatic aspect keeps the patchwork tile eclectic, not chaotic.

Black and white doesn’t have to be boring. Go big with patterns and make a statement!