Renovation Detail: Arabesque Tile
An exotic shape and beautiful detailing make arabesque tiles the new darling of the surfaces market
Whether you're on the hunt for a new backsplash, shower or fireplace tile, consider the arabesque pattern sweeping the design world. Its unique and traditional shape is both curvy and sharp, making it universally attractive and excitingly geometric. The arabesque shape allows you to break away from standards like subway tile, while still embracing the look of a regimented, staggered pattern.
An unconventional white ceramic backsplash does in fact exist!
Rochelle Broadhead went the nontraditional route with a tile backsplash in Ann Sacks' Chrysalis Marrakech.
When you install arabesque tile, designer Cynthia Karegeannes recommends you lay out each wall individually and hire the best installer you can find.
Beveled arabesque tiles by Mosaic Tile Stone literally add dimension to your space: The bevel creates a smart, modern zing.
Large-scale arabesque tiles work beautifully as floor tiles.
A strip of arabesque tile adds an ornate touch to this otherwise plain shower enclosure.
Handmade arabesque-shape tiles by Walker Zanger contribute to the unique form and color scheme of this master bathroom shower.
Arabesque tile fills this bathroom. You'll find it used on the backsplash, tub surround and shower walls.
Handmade ceramic tiles by Busby Gilbert introduce color and dimension into this Chicago kitchen.
Four colors of arabesque tiles combine to create a multihued, ornate kitchen backsplash.
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