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cle notes — color

modern maximalism with color blocking

  Modern Maximalism is in the air, and we couldn’t be happier. One of our favorite design directions (we’re not so crazy about the word “trend”) is the use of color, and in particular, colored zellige.  From Blushing Mistress to Palace Red, Golden Henna to Fallen Citrus, and from Fired Opal and...

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how to pair farrow & ball with your zellige tile

clé zellige is as traditional as it gets: made and glazed by hand, then fired in traditional kilns, just as it has been done for thousands of years. The science behind the firing produces not only a glorious gloss and surface texture, but also a wildly natural color variance. This is a...

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clé conversations: Natalie Myers

In our “clé conversations” series, we recently sat down with Natalie Myers, the owner and design principal of Veneer Designs in Los Angeles. Natalie gave us a peek into what moves her as a designer, her mental inventory of the newest ideas, and why if “every blogger and their babysitter” is into a...

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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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