What’s your opinion on penny tile?
I find that retro-style tiles always have a certain appeal for me… subway tile, hex rounds, penny tile; I fall in love with the simplicity of them, the elegance of their essentially utilitarian nature. These days I feel drawn to the humble penny tile, an old-fashioned style that is finding a new lease of life in some seriously chic interior settings.
There’s something so charming about how simple but how adorable these little rounds look, whether adorning a bathroom floor or a kitchen splashback. And the look is far from old-fashioned. I find that some of the new penny tile ranges have a really modern feel to them, with their luxe glass finishes and their contemporary shades.
(Source: Apartment Therapy)
The great thing about penny tile is how versatile it is. Fancy an eco-friendly floor? Why not opt for cork tile, made from recycled wine corks. Believe it or not, they are laid in the conventional way using grouting and only need to be covered with a waterproof coating before they can be used in the same way as ceramic tiles.
Of course, you could be even more literal, and use actual pennies for your floor, like in the famous Standard Hotel in New York. Some designers have gone one step further and tiled their clients’ walls with nickels! But for me, I think mirrored penny rounds are the ultimate in glamorous luxe…
(Source: Severely Glamorous)
Don’t you just adore the sheer sparkly sophistication of this wall? I have to say, with my recent passion for all things gold and glamorous, this wall is featuring high on my list of looks-to-love for this week…