We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again, we love Apartment Therapy here at Granada Tile. When it comes down to it, it just really can’t be beat as the go-to source for home design ideas and inspiration. So we were especially thrilled with a recent House Tour that they featured recently. You see the owners of the Boulder, Colorado, house the site coveredhappened to use Granada Tile in the project in a surprising and innovative way. Now, when you think of houses in Colorado, more than likely your mind might conjure up something with a mountain-cabin type vibe. And you’d probably be right a lot of the time. In the case of the place featured by Apartment Therapy, the design roots come from a little bit further south.
The story goes like this: Kristy Socarras Bigelow spent her childhood in Miami and the Bahamas moves to Colorado. After a few years, nostalgia for the culture and flavors of her roots prompted her and husband, Brian, to open a restaurant featuring Cuban specialties far above sea level. Their house, not surprisingly also takes on a bit of Caribbean flair. We might be a little biased, but maybe nowhere is the island appeal more apparent than in a sweet dining nook in the kitchen. One of the walls is covered in a huge patchwork selection of cement tiles from Granada Tile’s Echo Collection. It takes other patchwork cement tile installations we’ve seen featuring our tiles and kicks them up several degrees. The tile wall is a vibrant mix of both our geometric concrete tile designs and some of our floral tile designs—you can see Sofia, Fez, and Copenhagen to name just a few. We love how the wall tile installation features a rainbow of colors and squares of four of the same cement tiles interspersed with single, double or triple concrete tiles in other patterns. If you love the Socarras Bigelow family’s wall tile installation and want to create a stunning tile quilt of your own, head over to our interactive Echo Collection catalogue and then experiment with layouts using our layout tool. You can bring a tropical rhythm to your own tile design project.