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sarah lonsdale: confessions of a tile flirt

  I’m not new to tile (I had written about it over the years in my prior incarnation at Remodelista), but being around it every day at clé had my head spinning. So many colors and surfaces to choose from. The options seemed endless. I found myself falling in love with one...

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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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clé conversations: mike moser of mike moser studio

Above: Undulating shelves are tiled in 2”x2” golden henna zellige including the underside. We see a great number of inspiring installations by our clients, but the recent work by designer Mike Moser really stood out to us for its sophisticated design that highlighted our artisan-crafted tile in furnishings and fixtures.  Moser designed...

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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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6 Mistakes to Avoid When Choosing Tile for Your Project

Designs/redesigns are an investment. Whether it’s your home, office, commercial space or any other room, choosing the right design elements is an important part of the process. If it's a simple kitchen backsplash, utilitarian tile for your bath, or a make-a-statement tile wall that elevates an entire room, you don’t want to regret...

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Why Tile Grout Matters

Grout is typically seen as a functional element of tile installation, which is true. It does serve a functional purpose. But, there’s so much more to it than that. Tile grout doesn’t get the credit it deserves in terms of its contribution to the entire design process.  We’re hoping to change that...

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