Sunday, April 10, 2011

Sensational Monday:-)

A new week arrives.......hope you weekend was fun? Mine, was eventful to say the least, but we shall get to that later...
Today, lets talk about something sensational, shall we?? Unfortunately, its not something from the gossip columns of a tabloid, and yet its newsworthy in the design world :-) Have you ever seen, or heard of a tiled carpet?? I had not, and it did take me by surprise!!

This intricate and gorgeous Persian-style tile "carpet" was conceived  by William Handley, a designer for Malibu Pottery. Incidentally, this house at the time belonged to the owners of Malibu Pottery in California. The elaborate pattern, which includes more than 670 tiles, was created using cuerda seca glazing.

What do you think?? I think it looks grand.....and makes a statement!

I would love to hear your thoughts.......






I could not resist adding this shot of the patio with the tiles as well......

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15 comments:

Concrete Jungle said...

The whole house is one of my favorites...the stair risers are fabulous too!

Kerry said...

I think that is sublime!

Kanelstrand said...

This is really sensational! How much inspiration there is in the world! Thank you for sharing :)

Priscilla said...

Fantastic!
I remember a long tine ago reading of a garden, in Sunset Magazine, where they had laid mosaic tiles in the pattern of oriental carpets. I thought it was so imaginative that I wanted to do the same thing.

Shelia said...

Hi and it's nice to meet you! Yes, I've heard of Malibu tiles and have seen some on line but never in person. I do love that look! Lovely house too!
Thanks for popping in to see me.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Rajesh said...

Wow! gorgeous Persian carpets.

Patricia Torres said...

oh gorgeous.. I've seen a similar one at Bab Al Shams.. Do you remember seeing this.. ?? I was inspired to do this on my floor as well.. (the one on my post is easier.. ) :-) But couldnt find enough inspiration.. *smiles*

http://coloursdekor.blogspot.com/2010/01/painted-floor.html

Carol @ There's Always Thyme to Cook said...

I think it's stunning! I just love it! So colorful, creative and very different!

Neha@ Allthingsbeautiful said...

Oh so gorgeous...the whole entryway looks stunning!

Shanthi said...

Lovely . The entry way, the patio everything is uniquely done. May be you should post more pics of the other rooms as well :-)

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Beautiful in the house. I would want to be sure to use colors that would be easy to decorate around any decor changes I wanted to make. I saw something similar to this type of tile a while back, but don't remember where.
If this is a dup. comment - sorry. I am having problems commenting today.
Enjoy your evening.

Life Images by Jill said...

What a wonderful idea! love it! Thankyou for coming to my blog and introducing yourself to me - I have had a wonderful time scrolling through your blog and the beautiful interiors. Thank you.

Sound Horn Please said...

How innovative! And that doorway looks absolutely gorgeous- I think I like that look better...

Redpatang said...

Wow - I've never seen a tile 'carpet' before. Its lovely - think it would need a large home so its not overpowering. Lovely find Anu!

Meera @ firstsense said...

Just wow - I love it!

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