Checking In: A Return Trip to Visit Terranea and Its Cement Tiles


For sheer beauty and luxury, few resorts top Terranea. Located on the Palos Verdes Peninsula, the hotel sits on a bluff overlooking the Pacific. There’s amazing dining, a nationally recognized par-three golf course, and plush, comfortable guest rooms and suites. Since this is the Cement Tile Blog, there is of course some extraordinary cement tile courtesy of Granada Tile. Over the last year, we’ve shared some fabulous Echo Collectiontile photos from the resort—from an outdoor fireplace covered with our Cluny tile design and wall tiles in La Rochelle to floor tiles in St. Tropez and Serengeti. Practically everywhere you look in the hotel’s public spaces, you’re face to face with a tapestry of Granada Tile. Melanie and Marcos recently had a chance to revisit the property and snap some more tile pictures. This time, they visited Marea, a chic boutique featuring men and women’s clothing from top designers, jewelry, accessories and a floor tile installation of yet more Cluny!

Terranea’s designers installed Cluny around an outdoor fireplace in a warm palette that picks up the sun and suggests an informal Vibe. At Marea, the designers opted for a more sophisticated combination of shades befitting the swanky shop. It’s a high-contrast combination that also speaks to what a chameleon Cluny really is—formal, informal, indoors and out, it really works everywhere. While they were exploring Marea, Melanie and Marcos couldn’t help noticing a really fantastic detail: Cluny’s quatrefoil pattern echoed in the design of the shop’s sales counters. It’s so subtle it could be missed, but look carefully.

If in or near Los Angeles, take a page from Melanie and Marcos’s book and head to Terranea—for relaxing, dining, golfing, shopping, or tile-gazing, it has it all! [subscribe2]


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