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clé conversations: Inside Tile Design with Elizabeth Ashley Homes

Chicago designer Elizabeth Ashley has been a long time fan of clé and is particularly enamored with the character and handmade quality of the tiles offered. When the not-so-run-of-the-mill nature of clé’s tiles challenged her installers, Elizabeth took it upon herself to do the research and legwork to ensure a perfect tile installation....

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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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the clé guide to: tiling the fireplace

looking for a relatively inexpensive way to add visual impact to a room? tile the fireplace. whether you choose to tile the surround, the mantel or the fireplace hearth, many of clé’s tiles can be used for these surfaces. (we currently do not offer tile for the firebox). the two we recommend most are zellige and...

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the alluring alchemy of eastern earthenware

clé’s eastern earthenware line is a celebration of the power of fire and clay and the primal transformation that occurs when the two combine.   unlike the uniform glazes of tiles fired in gas or electric kilns, eastern earthenware is heralded for its variation in color, shade and surface texture. its exquisite surface...

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