I don’t have photos of my 1896 grey stone house in Chicago. I wish I had take some, at least of the original cement tile vestibule floor with a plain rust-brown field and mosaic border in shades of terracotta, gold and gray. That floor was a typical Victorian era “drab” palette. And today, we’re just beginning to appreciate that sort of vintage style tile.
A photo a family kitchen of a renovated 1882 home in Paris [top] with a spectacular patterned floor is a good example of vintage style tile.… Continue Reading