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Inspired Combinations

Posted by Daltile Team on Dec 14, 2016 10:30:00 AM

Year in Review

If you follow us on social media, you’ve seen a designer selected assortment of tile inspired by objects like seashells, teapots, or a pair of boots. Sometimes, in real life, inspiration for a great design comes from an unexpected place.

Designer, Sarah Morales, product designer at Daltile, told us “Often a client will bring an object, favorite piece of furniture, or art to their designer and want to build their style around that—it’s not an unusual way to begin a project and it’s a fun challenge for designers.”

Take a look at some of the favorite object-inspired tile selections we experimented with and get inspired to start your own!

Metal sphere and tile

Metal sphere with (clockwise starting with large piece) Marble Attache in Calacatta, Quartzite in Ocean Tide, Jewel Tide mosaic in Silver Shore, Artigiano in Florentine Gates, Rittenhouse Square in White beveled.


Farmhouse kitchen tile

Farmhouse kitchen bowl with (clockwise starting with large piece) Limestone in Arctic Gray, Yorkwood Manor in Pecan, Artigiano in Milan Arena and Venice Statue, Quartz in Spanish Moss, Retro Rounds in Denim Blue.


Coffeehouse style tile

Coffee house with (counterclockwise starting top) Plaza Nova in Gray Fog, Quartz in Calacatta, Brickwork in Terrace.


Fishing gear and tile

Fisherman with (clockwise from top right) Porada in Rich Brown, Brickwork in Terrace, Quartz in Pacific Sand, and Crystal Shores in Sapphire Lagoon.


Vase and tile

Purple vase with (left to right) Forest Park in Blackwood, Granite in Giallo Ornamental, City Lights in Tokyo.


Teapot and tile

Teapot with (clockwise starting right) River Marble in Smoky River, Granite in Fantasy Brown, Skybridge in Gray, Jewel Tide in Silver Shore.


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