The Beauty of the Humble Subway Tile
Once relegated to butchers’ shops, public lavatories and subway and metro stations, these little rectangular tiles are making a comeback, having originally appeared at the turn of the 20th century. They look particularly beautiful with contrasting grout and can be used in bathrooms, kitchens, offices and cafes. Dressing them up with amazing lighting, contrasting flooring and art work (as beautifully shown in the first photo) lifts them out of the realm of bland industrial into stylish and interesting.
I am using them in an interior design project I am currently working on: a super-stylish hairdressing salon in one of Melbourne’s famed downtown laneways.
via [room] by sofie
via 47 Park Avenue
via Rue Magazine
Do you like them or are they too cold for your tastes?