We (mostly Mr. H) spent the weekend painting over our glazed walls. This is a huge job as they were done with an oil based glaze. All of the walls have to be sanded, primed, and then painted. I am still unsure about the paint color. I have this week to decide as final coat begins this weekend! Did I mention how hard it is for me to choose a paint color for myself?!!! We have found a local artisan to do our concrete overlay countertops (one less job for Steve). You can see my inspiration board here http://www.pinterest.com/chattersley/counters/. I will do a post on her work soon! At any rate, what I am sure of is my choice for the backsplash. If you have an old world style home, I don’t think there is a better choice. .It has a timeless appeal inspired by the many cultures of the world .Each Tabarka tile is made by hand, hand-painted ,and no two tiles are exactly alike.
The pattern that I have chosen is called Mediterranean 5. I wanted a smidge of gray, off white and black.
Tabarka has a full spectrum of field colors to compliment their collection. We will be using the off white accented by the Mediterranean 5.
What I love about this collection is the character it gives the space. It has a very authentic look minus the garish colorways.
If you prefer more color there are numerous other choices. However they all have a softer edge to them.
Every tile is custom so if you prefer a more distressed look they will accommodate your wishes. You can custom mix any colors on any design in any size. How dangerous is that?
Here Polanco 6 is used as a backsplash.
Lovely mix of patterns on this stairway. If I were building my home again I would definitely do this!
To see all of their beautiful tiles check out their website here tabarkastudio.com. You can also see closeups of many of their patterns here http://www.flickr.com/photos/tabarkastudio/sets/72157600545559030/.
To purchase Tabarka locally, The Tile Studio in Monterey carries the full line at 1100 Canyon Del Rey Blvd., 831-394-3022, thetilestudio.com. Frank is extremely knowledgeable about the line and can ship anywhere as well.
What do you think of the Tabarka line? Would you use it in your own home?