Ten living spaces that don’t relegate tiles to the bathroom – Dezeen

Our latest lookbook rounds up 10  living spaces that take tiling from practical to decorative, applying it to everything from bars and fireplaces to entire statement walls.

Tiles in the modern home are often consigned to the bathroom or kitchen, where their durable finish can protect wall space from water damage.

But a growing cohort of designers are using the surfacing much like they would rugs or wallpapers, as a means associated with bringing colours and patterns into living spaces.

Whether made from ceramic , stone or concrete , this can help to imbue an otherwise cosy interior with a much-needed sense of depth and dimension.

This is the particular latest inside our lookbooks series, which provides visual inspiration from Dezeen’s archive. For more inspiration see previous lookbooks featuring maximalist interiors , kitchens with polished granite surfaces plus brutalist interiors with a surprisingly welcoming feel .

Bar area of Dream Weaver penthouse designed by YSG
Photo is by Prue Ruscoe

Dream Weaver penthouse, Australia, by YSG

Spanish tapas bars informed the design associated with this penthouse in Sydney , which belongs to a couple of empty nesters.

In the open-plan living space, this particular reference was translated into an entire wall of glossy off-white tiles, providing the backdrop for a custom bar trolley produced from white ash and blue granite .

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Conde Duque apartment by Sierra + De La Higuera
Photo will be by German Sáiz

Conde Duque apartment, Spain, by Sierra + De La Higuera

Vibrantly glazed tiles assist to define the different zones in this apartment in Madrid , along with green used in the kitchen, red and blue within the bathrooms and yellow in the particular living areas.

The traditional Moroccan zellige  tiles are characterised by their tonal and textural variations, with imperfect surfaces that are moulded by hand.

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Puro Hotel Stare Miasto Kraków by Studio Paradowski
Photo is usually by Pion Studio

Puro Hotel Kraków, Poland, by Paradowski Studio

Polish practice Paradowski Studio mixed and matched different kinds of tiling throughout this lounge, covering everything from the floor in order to the columns to an entire walls, designed by artist Tomasz Opaliński based on the modernist mosaics associated with the 1970s.

To soften up these hard, smooth surfaces plus add the sense of warmth, the studio added plenty of textiles plus a stained oak bas-relief, which a couple associated with doors.

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Green-tiled bar
Photo is by Joana França

São Paulo residence, Brazil, simply by Casulo

A bar clad in glossy green ceramic tiles forms the particular centrepiece of this living room, contrasted against the matt black slate on the floor.

Brazilian studio Casulo repeated this particular same material palette in the bathroom and kitchen of the São Paulo apartment , which the particular owners bought at the closed-door auction without seeing its interior.

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Yurikago House by Mas-aqui
Photo is definitely by José Hevia

Yurikago House, Spain, by Mas-aqui

Hydraulic tiling helps to create a sense of continuity across the various floors plus half-levels of the apartment , designed simply by architecture studio Mas-aqui .

The natural tonal variations from the reddish-brown ceramics help to produce a sense associated with depth and texture despite using only one materials.

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Interiors of Hotel Les Deux Gares in Paris
Photo can be by Benoit Linero

Hotel Les Deux Gares, France, by Luke Edward Hall

Chevron marble floors, striped pink-satin armchairs plus chintzy duck-egg blue wallpaper develop a riotous clash of patterns and colours in this lounge by British designer Luke Edward Hall.

“I really wanted this space to feel above all joyful plus welcoming and alive, classic but a little bonkers at the same time, ” he explained.

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House in Girona, Barcelona by Arquitectura-G
Picture is simply by José Hevia

Reforma de una Vivienda en Ensanche, The country of spain, by Arquitectura-G

Barcelona practice Arquitectura-G removed a series of dividing walls from this apartment in order to let a lot more light into the plan plus relied on changing levels and flooring to denote different places.

Here, the transition through the hallway to the particular lounge is signified by a zig-zagging junction between the gridded grey tiling and the neutral-toned carpet , which is made from coarse sisal plant fibres.

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Fireplace in Passeig de Grácia apartment by Jeanne Schultz
Photo is certainly by Adrià Goula

Passeig de Grácia 97, Spain, simply by Jeanne Schultz

A pink stone fireplace with chequered tiling served as the starting point for the renovation of this old Barcelona apartment, along with doors, window frames and ceiling mouldings throughout the home painted in a matching shade of green.

Designer Jeanne Schultz also introduced minimal yet characterful modern furnishings to keep the focus on the building’s period features, which usually also include traditional Catalan vault ceilings and wooden parquet floors.

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Point Supreme Athens apartment
Photo is by Yiannis Hadjiaslanis

Ilioupoli house, Greece, by Point Supreme

Originally popular within the 1972s, when they were used to cover verandas and porticos in holiday homes throughout Greece, these types of glazed terracotta tiles were salvaged through storage so they could be utilized to cover the ground associated with an one-bedroom home in Athens .

Formerly the semi-basement storage space, the apartment is located at the bottom of a typical Athenian polykatoikia – a concrete residential block with tiered balconies.

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Casa AB by Victor Alavedra
Photo will be by Eugeni Pons

Casa AB, Spain, simply by Built Architecture

When Built Architecture renovated this 19th-century Barcelona apartment, the Spanish practice retained the traditional mosaic flooring laid throughout most of its rooms, including the hallway, bedroom, living and dining space.

The areas between tiling were filled with oak floorboards to match the custom oak cabinetry the studio room installed to run longways through the apartment like a spine, separating up the particular private plus communal locations.

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This particular is the latest within our lookbooks series, which supplies visual motivation from Dezeen’s archive. To get more inspiration see previous lookbooks featuring maximalist interiors , kitchens along with polished granitic surfaces and surprisingly inviting brutalist decorations .

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