Moroccan tiles

Four years ago when we bought this house I began planning a redesign of our kitchen.  If you have been reading this blog you know where we started:

 

And where we ended up:

But for most of the time I was planning the redesign I was 100% sure I wanted Moroccan cement tiles for our backsplash.  These are the ones I had chosen:

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I still LOVE these tiles, I just chickened out.  I got worried that I would get tired of them after a while as I do with almost everything, and then I would be stuck with a pretty hard to remove design element.  I always caution clients against going too bold with fixed elements so I took my own advice.  We now have marble:

 

And I love it.  But I still dream of using these tiles one day.  Maybe when we live in a little Spanish style cottage when the kids are grown.  In the meantime, here are some more beautiful cement tiles from Mosaic House:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And here are some beautiful images of Moroccan cement tiles from my Pinterest board:

 

 

 

 

 

Source: apartmenttherapy.com via The Urban Orchard on Pinterest

 

Source: twomaisons.com via The Urban Orchard on Pinterest

What about you? Have you ever gone bold with a fixed design element before?  How did it turn out and do you still love it?

8 comments

  1. These tiles are beautiful! If I had an unlimited bank account and could change them when I got tired of them someday I would use them!

    I love what you did with your kitchen – what a difference!

    • Thanks so much Aimee! I do love the kitchen the way it is and would have gotten tired of the tile but still like to imagine how I can use it one day. And you’re right about resale too I bet. Thanks again.

  2. Oh, I didn’t know you’re a fan of the Spanish Mediterranean house! It is hands-down my favorite style. and you are right that these tiles (gorgeous, gorgeous) would be right at home there. LOVE that second to last image. Tile and all.

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