July 16, 2018

How a New Tile Pattern Can Transform Your Space

Implementing new tile into your home improvement project is one of the easiest ways to create an entirely new ambiance. Tile can visually alter the structure of a room, give the illusion of a brighter and larger space, and provide a brilliant focal point. At Luxe Home, we understand that choosing a new tile option can feel intimidating— there’s an endless amount of options out there! To get you feeling inspired, we created a guide to show you how different tile designs can transform absolutely any room.

Subtle Elegance

While these patterns alone may hold a lot of personality, they blend effortlessly into the space as to offer an almost unnoticed elegance.

From AKDO’s Sublime collection.


We love how this delicately detailed tile pattern easily flows from inside to outside that provides a charming background to this otherwise simple interior.

Veranda handmade encaustic cement tiles in Chantilly Gris by Walker Zanger.


With details that match both the paint color on the walls and the countertop surface, this pattern is simple but offers just enough detail that appears smart and stylish.

8″ X 8″ Natural Stone Perry Avenue Beige/Cream by Jeffrey Court Tile.


Swanky & Colorful

You don’t have to shy away from color! Choosing a bold hue or ornate pattern to replace a plain wall can provide a dash of energy and a focal point to your space. We love how this approach can allow you to keep the rest of the room design and decor simple.

Studio Moderne Imperial pattern backsplash in Lacquer by Walker Zanger.


Thanks to its reflective qualities, this tile can take on slightly different looks depending on how the light hits its surface.

1” x 4” Lagoon Herringbone clear finish by AKDO.


Designer Christopher Martorana and Architectural Rep., Alejandro Mejia created this custom green-toned Bandeau Jazz Glass mosaic from Artistic Tile’s Tailored To program.



Besides providing dazzle and flair, implementing tile in your home improvement project can expand a room’s functionality and completely morph your space into something entirely new.

In this particular example, AKDO’s popular Arcadia porcelain tile mimics the intricate detail of wood grain, but also resists scratching and scuffing better than traditional hardwood. Porcelain tile is great for the entire floor of your home; you don’t have to worry about water damage in the bathroom. We have this exact flooring installed in our showroom in downtown Lafayette! Our designers often remark how much they love the quality and functionality of this tile. Have we mentioned how easy it is to clean? It’s also pet-friendly; big dogs’ nails can do some serious damage to wood flooring, but tile is impervious.

Mansion Arcade tile by AKDO.


Our product showroom in downtown Lafayette.


Mirror, mirror, on the wall. What’s the fairest tile of them all? We love this handmade mirrored pattern from Artistic Tile. Mirrored walls reflect a stunning amount of natural light and can make any space feel larger.

From the Charleston Mirror™ Collection by Artistic Tile.


Our list wouldn’t be complete without some outdoor living space inspiration! We love the intersection of this natural color pattern paired with clean lines for a more modern aesthetic. Cannonball!!!

Woodridge Quartzite 18×18 and Tessera Sandstone Glass Mosaic by Walker Zanger.


Classically Chic

From Herringbone to Hexagons to Subway tile, there are countless ways to accomplish a traditional American aesthetic in your home. Below are some of our favorite timelessly chic options to inspire you.

Introduced in 1904, the Subway tile captivated thousands of New Yorkers and has since swept the nation with its straight lines and urban appeal. Part of the desirability of Subway tile is that you can choose any size and spacing or even change the direction to fit the creative goals of your room.

6 x 6 Ashbury Field Tile in Paper White, Occidental and
3 x 6 Ashbury Field Tile in Dune by Market Collection Tile.


3 x 9 Ashbury Field Tile in Paper White by Market Collection.


Buzz, buzz! This alluring tile pattern reminds us of honeycombs. We find hexagonal patterns to be eye-catching, yet soothing. We love this black tile with white grout!

Field Tile – Nero Marquina – 5 in. x 5.875 in. – 10 mm – (18137).


The popular Herringbone tile pattern is simply Subway tile— with a twist! There are so many ways to customize this timeless look with different tile sizes, positioning and color.

Hip Herringbone by Artistic Tile.


Our product showroom holds thousands of different tile samples that you can see and feel for yourself. Our talented designers are prepared to guide you towards the best option to suit your dream home goals. Come visit us in downtown Lafayette, let your imagination run wild and let’s get started!

Douglah Designs Luxury Design And Remodeling


Douglah Designs, a premier home remodeling studio, manages every design and construction facet of your project. Our 3,000-square-foot showroom, Luxe Home, sits in the heart of Lafayette. We offer luxury home essentials, including cabinets, plumbing fixtures, tiles, lighting, and more. Homeowners, designers, architects, and contractors in the East Bay trust us for stylish, high-quality brands and professional in-store support.

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