This is very much dictated by the client’s point of view. The patina on surfaces can be perceived as “worn in” and lovely or “worn out” and compromised, depending on perspective. While we personally love the lived-on and loved wear and look of natural surfaces, we are always setting expectations with the wear and materials. It is about asking the questions up front, that way there are no surprises.
We find ourselves using many of the different collections. Truly cannot name a favorite here, it is so project dependent. We are, however, currently coveting several of the Tiempo Terra Cotta pattern. They are so dreamy.
Tile is EVERYTHING! We literally start defining the feeling of individual spaces as well as weaving the theme of the overall project here.
Packsaddle inspiration came from the sweeping views and grounds themselves as well as collaboration with our design savvy clients. It was a collective jaw drop on the first site visit! All selections were layered in to echo the calm and tranquil surroundings and careful consideration was given to the owner’s curated art and treasures we were tasked to incorporate. The California Ranch was reinterpreted in a modern, current way.
Savoy is a "go to' line for us – the special character of it, the size and shape options and the colors are so right for so many spaces. It always reads fresh. We love to play with the format to create new design concepts.
Hues of Blues perfectly sums up the palette at our Laurel Luxe project. We used the range of Ann Sacks textures to differentiate the spaces while the color selections maintained a direction that felt connected.
The Idris backsplash was specified very early on. It was the right call with the Calacatta marble tones and the mix of stain and paint finish in the cabinetry. We brought in the lighting and textiles to follow and have never looked back. Love love love zellige! We have since incorporated other colors of this material in subsequent projects.
"Nothing is better than the wrong thing” has always been my mantra. This applies to nearly every selection in the design process- period. Don’t settle, those are the regrets.