No need to adjust the monitor… it’s more an optical illusion than a technical issue. A funny thing happened on the way to today’s postings: a stunning image of blue and white patterned bathroom tile from the design portfolio of Paul Raeside caught our eye and zoom! Off we went on a frantic voyage to find more of the same.
What we turned up is nothing short of fascinating — truly, since each shot beckons to be stared at for a longer period than usual to fully appreciate the complexities of the lines within.
We’ve saved the origin of our current obsession for the end of the series, and in the meantime, we’re sharing a quartet of contenders for our attention as well as yours. Above, we break into the theme slowly with a simple, elegant Moroccan-tiled wall with slight contrast between its grey and white glass. Seat belts should be buckled, though, for what’s next: a boldly triangle-encrusted bathroom courtesy of Dallas-based Cathy Kincaid Interiors, with an impact as grand as the Lone Star State itself:
Using triangles as a launchpad into yet more complexity, this music room takes a black and white mosaic approach, vaguely hinting at the contrast and complexity of sheet music itself:
This kitchen lightens things up a bit and takes a traditional route to the quaintness of early-20th century design, balanced and brought into the present by raw, streamlined cabinetry and stainless steel:
And finally, the original image that sent us on our visual adventure today: this beautiful, tonal crosshatch-patterned tile bathroom, warmed up by a softly-curved pedestal sink and ornate brass mirror. Gorgeous indeed, and well worth the chase that followed.