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Where Science Meets Artistry: Introducing Eric VanderMolen

The recent debut of the clé Guild was not what clé founder Deborah Osburn had ever envisaged. Having created and run a tile production business early in her career, she did not imagine she would be doing it again.  The idea was never to actually become a production operation, but when searching...

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The clé tile Guild: A Vision Realized

Like any good start-up, clé began in a garage. As a young business, very few knew the background. clé founder Deborah Osburn had been honing and refining her vision for decades prior, working with tile artisans around the world and modernizing the tile market by selling online - the first to do so without a...

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clé conversations: Shoshana Ross

In this “clé conversations” series, we spoke with customer Shoshana Ross. interestingly, Shoshana is not a designer (at least not in this life). She shared how she was introduced to clé (hint: a chocolate shop is involved), what drew her to the tile, and why her experience, overall, was so delightful. above:...

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clé tile Installation Feature: Sarah Sherman Samuel Shares Her Bathroom Renovation

When clé's founder Deborah Osburn first started in the design world 30 years ago, she knew experimentation and pushing the boundaries of tile was necessary for creating something special.   Fast forward to today, where designing and curating the most creative tile collections is only half of clé Tile's design goals. At clé,...

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Pick the Perfect Palette for Pairing Paint with Your Tile

  The perfect paint partner for tile doesn’t need to be an exact match. Here, a bold, mid-range color like this blue complements, rather than detracts from, our Cathedral cement tile.   clé’s Benjamin Moore Paint Color/Tile Color Guidelines In a cast of design characters, tile almost always plays the lead. But that’s...

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clé conversations: Jordan Brand, designer

In this “clé conversations” series, we spoke with jordan brand, a serial entrepreneur and house renovator to learn about his distinctive design philosophy, and why he prefers the “perfectly imperfect” over the status quo. above: zellige subway tile in weathered white   Inside Tile Design with Jordan Brand  clé: You’re involved in a...

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