Terrazzo Styles We Love

Terrazzo – it’s everywhere!  But what is it?  

It originally was a composite material, poured in place or precast, usually just for floors or counters.  It had pieces of marble, quartz, granite, glass, or just about any kind and size of chips added in the mix.  Now terrazzo is a look – and it is popping up on backslashes, rugs, tabletops, walls, lights, accessories…and everything in between!

 

Although commonly found on countertops and backsplashes, you can still create a beautiful, contemporary look like this one by Dzek.

Dzek

 

 

Ever thought to use it in stairs?  What a fun idea!

Divisare, Photo by: Imagen Subliminal

 

Rugs have even adopted the shapes of terrazzo to create a similar feel with a little more coziness underfoot.

Anthropologie

 

Used as an accent on a lighting fixture, West Elm proves a little goes a long way!

West Elm

 

A terrazzo table may be a bold move, but we think that in the right space, this look would be fabulous!

Dzek

 

Not ready to commit to a a piece too large?  The terrazzo print sideboard is a stylish accent piece in a contemporary room!

Deny Designs

 

You can never go wrong with smaller decor items like a throw pillow or drawer pulls!

Redbubble

 

 

Anthropologie

 

If you’re thinking about adding some style to your walls, maybe a framed print (or two) is the perfect option.  

Available on Etsy by depeapa

 

 

Available on Etsy by depeapa

 

Feeling extra bold? Try wallpaper!

Murals Wallpaper

 

 

Ferm Living

 

 

What do you think about all of the new ways to use this classic look?  Where else would you love to see terrazzo?  Let us know in the comments! 

Tile Mosaics Meet Modern Technology

I love tile… particularly, mosaic tiles.  I am so awed by the technology of today and the artwork that can be created from it.  Artaic is a Boston-based company specializing in exactly that- custom mosaic tiles.  Established in 2007 to make the beauty and artistry of the mosaic medium more accessible, they use sophisticated design software and an innovative robotic mosaic assembly system.  With that, Artaic brings the ancient art of mosaic to a new level.  

Artaic won a Gold Award and a $50,000 grant at the 2011 MassChallenge for start-up companies.  I had the opportunity to go by their offices after their MassChallenge win with my son, Justin, who works with many of these entrepreneurs,  to see the robotic process in action…  They can take ANY image and turn it into a work of art!  SO impressive!  Here are a couple of their designs as well as some other tile inspirations that we love!  The variety of colors and uses is limitless.

Have you creatively used a tile installation in your home?  Send us pictures!  We want to see what ideas you have as well!

 

 

Enviro Green, Artaic

Enviro Green, Artaic

 

Fish in Turmoil, Artaic

Fish in Turmoil, Artaic

 

LBI Pancake House, Artaic

LBI Pancake House, Artaic

 

Franco Pecchioli, via Trendir

Franco Pecchioli, via Trendir

 

Apartment Geeks

Apartment Geeks

 

Apartment Geeks

Apartment Geeks

 

Apartment Geeks

Apartment Geeks

 

Mosaico via Digs Digs

Mosaico via Digs Digs

 

Seneca Tiles

Seneca Tiles

 

New Ravenna

 

NR2

 

 

 

 

 

Susan Hayward Interiors