There is nothing quite like the absolute beauty of antique tiles.
They are worn, chipped and irreplaceable and could tell a thousand stories over. They exude warmth and with their muted colours they reflect the life going on around them.
Salvaged and cleaned they hold history that cannot be erased. Their imperfections make them all the more beautiful. Antique tiles are perfect for the restoration of an older style home and look amazing in any setting. They instantly create an atmosphere and continue to tell a tale that began many years before.
Its a privilege to hold them in your hand. Thay are treasures under your feet.
I have 3 stunning new designs that have recently arrived. They are elegant, unique and would work in conjunction with polished concrete, wooden floorboards or simply just alone. The Diamond Mother of Pearl and Black Mother of Pearl Flower are a larger encaustic tile and are inlaid with mother of pearl chips giving them a richness and a stunning but subtle sparkle.They are an impact tile and would look incredible in the lobby of a boutique hotel or the entranceway to a super slick home.This is a new style in my encaustic tile range and there are more designs to come.I also have the Pucci encaustic tile that is another new and amazing design. The colours are strong and it has a contemporary yet very retro feel. There are more designs on the way.
Amanda Li from Archizone put together this lovely concept for a new food outlet in Westfield Burwood. I love the idea of using a combination of the encaustic cement tiles as stripes which gives a very unique look,not to mention the use of the cement tiles on the ceiling.The look is stylish and very eye-catching which is perfect for a food outlet. It draws you in and has an excitement and interest.The combination of designs Amanda chose work perfectly together.The look is warm and I am sure the noodles are good!
The April issue of Womens Weekly which has just hit the shelves features a lovely home set in the hinterland of Byron Bay. The design of this home was cleverly thought through by James Mayson, a natural resources manager who had an amazing vision to build a rammed earth home that would fit in with the environment and at the same time creating some contrast giving the structure its significance . James lives with his partner, journalist and photographer, Veda Dante who has brought her personality and warmth into the family home. James chose the Black and White circle encaustic tiles to feature as a splash back in his kitchen.The choice was perfect as they create a real definition in the open plan style of his home and draw your eyes as you walk through the door. Just a few of these patterned tiles can make such a difference.
Thank you to Real Living magazine who featured some tiles from the Jatana range in the April issue. The cubic encaustic tile is displayed in a stunning European home where this Escher design is very popular. Despite this design being very strong it still does not take away from its surrounds, if anything ,it only adds to it. The Midnight Blue Spanish Villa patterned tile is also featured .The blue and white in this encaustic tile creates a freshness and would work beautifully in a Mediterranean style home. Also featured is the Black Royal and the Mustard Clover reproduction tiles. The Black Royal having an air of elegance where the Mustard Clover is more courageous and exotic.Thanks to Real Living magazine.This issue is jam packed full of lovely ideas for anyone about to embark on a home renovation or just a little redecorating.
The cubic style encaustic tile is dramatic, contemporary, slick, daring and memorable. Two establishments that have recently been refurbished have used this stunning patterned tile to feature in their projects. Claire Larritt Evans Design refurbished the ESPL Coffee Brewers in Surfers Paradise. Claire only had a small space to work with and managed to create a funky little cafe with the cubic tile bringing it alive.I have attached some photos taken by photographer Sean Fenessey. Kerry Phelan Design Office have recently also used this design for the refurbishment of Itali.Co in St Kilda. The cubic tiles have been used on table tops and as a border tile under the servery. The cubic tile is so amazing as it creates 3 different patterns and it it your choice as to which design you would prefer. It is a tile that will draw your eye and wow you.
Nicolle Foster from Natural Habitat Interiors & Design has been working on the refurbishment of Coffs Harbour Central. The project is well under way and is looking amazing. Nicolle chose a montage of encaustic tiles that work beautifully together for the food court area.The patterned tiles look like a large rug set in polished concrete surround.The bathrooms have featured the encaustic tiles on the walls making each bathroom unique in style. Watch out for further images of the beautiful work Natural Habitat Interiors has created with the use of the encaustic tiles at Coffs Harbour Central or if you are passing by it is worth stopping to have a look.
Terry and Liesl Harper from Terra Form Design in Brisbane have completed this beautiful bathroom incorporating the Black and Grey Reproduction encaustic tiles on the floor. The encaustic tiles they chose tie in perfectly with their vanity bench tops, the claw foot bath and the lovely federation window. I just love how you can totally change the look of your bathroom, kitchen, or whatever space your are working on just by the choice of tile you use. Encaustic tiles or cement tiles are so versatile in this way and can totally create the mood depending on pattern and colour chosen. As there is such a wide choice of colours, encaustic tiles are suited to any style of home. As can be seen here, the Black and Grey reproduction encaustic tile have given this bathroom extra personality. Thanks to Terra Form Design.
Emma has sent me a few images of her lovely new bathroom. The Red Rosa antique tiles together with the cast iron bath work so perfectly together. Antique tiles automatically bring history and character wherever they are laid. The imperfections give them their beauty and the colours are so hard to replicate.The Red Rosa antique patterned tiles are originally from Europe and were salvaged from an old home that no longer exists. I love the fact that they have been recycled and used to beautify a bathroom that called for some colour and given the bathroom a lovely warmth. The antique tile designs are one offs which makes them so very special.
Atlantic Byron Bay is a fabulous boutique hotel set amongst tropical gardens and only minutes from the coast of Byron Bay.Three original beach houses have been transformed into comfortable,stylish,welcoming guest accommodations. When you step into one of these wonderful cottages you instantly feel you are on a holiday. Kimberley chose the black and white circle cement tiles to create a feature on the kitchen island. This patterned tile was the perfect choice,giving the space a focal point and a strong contrast with the white walls making the island become the wow factor in the room.Even a small amount of patterned tiles in a large room can make a total change to the balance and totally lift the space.Next time you visit Byron Bay, I can recommend Atlantic Byron Bay.
About Jatana Interiors
Jatana Interiors specialises in rare and unique antique cement and ceramic tiles from all corners of the world. My lifelong passion for beautiful, intricately patterned fabrics has now been directed to my obsession with decorative tiles. Tiles that make a statement and become a piece of art within a space. I have two ranges in my gallery-antique tiles and reproduction tiles, both of which have their place. I am passionate about colour and design and am here to help you to create that special space. So, my blog has been created to share my inspirations with you, and in turn to inspire you too. You are welcome to post any of my photos on your own site providing that you credit and link back to Jatana Interiors.
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