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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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Whiteworks: Installation Explorations as a Design Element

 (above) weathered white 4x4 zellige; design: Jill Sharp Studios / photo: Brian Bieder   At clé, our passion for white tile knows no bounds, ranging from the functional to the fantastical and everything in between. In previous posts, we've introduced our unparalleled collection of white tile, a curation we’ve dubbed whiteworks, looked at the...

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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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for your consideration

some of our most popular tiles have become instagram stars in their own right, with images making their way across the internet thanks to our partnerships with interior designers and devoted clé customers. for those of you that have fallen in love with some of our iconic tiles online, we'd like to suggest...

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size matters: big al + alhambra

some of our tile designs take on a life of their own. an installation image by a well-known designer gets people pinning, sharing and saving, invigorating their future renovation dreams. one such design is alhambra.  alhambra has become one of our most requested tiles because of it's pattern. the design inspiration for it comes from the...

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an installation pattern primer

our post on patterns to ponder for our various brick tiles showed several visuals of our favorite installation layouts. here, we aim to break down the most popular to help you plan your next installation of any rectangular tile, from our subway collection to various thin brick options. there are limitless possibilities for patterns that you can...

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