I love tiling. I love the art of it, I love the complexity of it. It’s one of the few types of math I really like. If I have a design “crutch” – what I lean on more than anything else when I’m putting together a space that I love – that crutch is Pattern and Texture. And tile gives you SO much of that.

Week 14 : Tilework!

Floors and Backsplashes and Walls and Tables and WHEREVER you have tile!

We’re nearing completion of the first bathroom of FIVE. So I have SO much more tilework to go, and I am so crazy thrilled about that. The tile in the house is confined to the first floor – the kitchen and the first floor bath. These are all projects you’ve seen before, but I know that’s part of the photography project – to look at spaces with a new eye. A lovely Instagram follower said, “I love this whole year of hashtags, because it forces us to look beyond whatever problems we are having with whatever we are working on in the moment.”

That’s what I love, too.

I wish we had some original tile in the house. But since we don’t, I love that we have a blank canvas, to be really creative and bold.

The “rug” in the kitchen, surrounded by a field of marble that we didn’t install perfectly, but that’s okay – because it looks likes it’s been there for 100 years.

And the backsplash of the cart….

My first attempt at creating my own tile pattern from sheets of solid color tile.

It made me want to do more complex things!

So I was super bold, and created this floor. It was SO, so worth it.

Texture. And Pattern.

And the wall tile is crazy, fun, too.

I love tiling. I just love it so much.


Photo Challenge Info: 

If you want to play along and share your pictures (I’d LOVE to see them!), use the hashtag  #52weeksofhome 

You can also tell us which week you’re on, by including a second hashtag #52weeksofhomeweek14 (etc.)

Please share with anyone you think might be interested! If you missed the first weeks, WHATEVER! Do them anyway! Jump in whenever and wherever you want.

Here’s the list (also in pdf format : 52 Weeks of Home), of all the challenges for each week : 

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