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To say that August has been a big month for Granada Tile would be an understatement. The September issues of Country Living and Martha Stewart Living hit the newsstands this month and both included projects with our sensational cement tiles. Then there were the projects with our tiles we covered right here—in particular Rubix, which features our concrete tiles in classic and more unexpected tile installations. With so much creative energy on view, it’s not surprising that the tile lovers who frequent Share Designs were busy too. Sara Elliott’s take on Montalcino caught our eye immediately. We love how she went for a big, bold blue ground. Typically, our clients choose two different, contrasting shades for the concrete tile’s ground. In Sara’s case, though, she opted for a single shade. It makes the delicate foliate pinwheels look like they’re floating—adding more lightness  to an already delicate tile design. Of course, the strong blue ensures that this tile installation is no shrinking violet.

Montalcino
 Sara Elliott opted for a solid blue ground for our Montalcino tile design. Tile photo, Granada Tile.

For sheer sophistication and geometry, not to mention a little midcentury flair when you get right down to it, Athens is a solid choice. It’s a versatile design that can be dressed up or down with color depending on your needs. We really adored Margaret Kinnaird’s way with Athens when we spied it on Share Designs. The color combination she chose is understated and sophisticated—it would be the perfect choice for a small bathroom tile installation, making a statement in a tiny space.

Athens/Margaret Kinnaird
 Chic gray and blue combine in Margaret Kinnaird’s sophisticated rendition of Athens. Tile photo, Granada Tile.

As we head into fall, we can’t help but be drawn to rich, dark colors. That was why Kirsten Moody’s interpretation of our Catarina concrete tile design grabbed our attention immediately. With a rich, dark red ground, the cement tile design just shouts “autumn.” Like Sara Elliott’s Montalcino, Kirsten transformed Catarina, bringing the the tendril-like elements to the forefront. Small splashes of yellow brighten the design and keep some of the floral feel.

Cararina/Kirsten Moody
 A perfect combination of contrasts, Kirsten Moody’s version of Catarina packs on punch. Tile photo, Granada Tile.

Check back next month, when we’ll have more from Share Designs to share. And, over the coming months, we’ll have plenty of new projects and surprises in store for you. Keep visiting often and don’t forget to spend time on Share Designs. You never know—your tile design idea might just appear here. [subscribe2]

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