How nice to see classic blue and white tile considered cool — not frumpy — after all these years.
During a recent trip to Chicago we stayed at The Public, one of Philippe Starck’s hipster hotel confections. I’m always curious to see what the Starckster does and I picked up a few tips. Most surprising in the hotel were little touches of blue and white tile motifs interrupting the veritable sea of minimalist taupe in unlikely places. That included our tiny white retro bathroom which sported a pair of Delft-pattern toothbrush cups. Starck also ordered up touches of blue and white elsewhere. Too bad it wasn’t used to renovate the baths.
Here are two blue and white tile Delft-look bathrooms I’ve been saving. One [top] may be familiar for two reasons: it’s a bath Michael S. Smith did in a Santa Barbara house which was included in his book. And, the very same tile (but with a different border) from Lascaux Tile was used in the Blue and White Portuguese Tile Bath, Allison posted about.
Tiles in another blue and white stunner are unmatched geometric used from floor to ceiling. I’ve not been able to track down the source for these — which look like cement tiles. So if anyone knows, please speak up! The quality of future bathrooms may depend on your largesse.
(Source: Veranda, myfavoriteandmybest)
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I’m just wondering if you ever did find out the source of the geometrical blue tiles, above? I absolutely love this look and am trying to find the same tile.
Jane F says
The source of the tiles is Lascaux, which is mentioned in the post.