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AlliJay Interiors Uses Modwalls Tile in Stunning Modern Homes

4 #modwallstile rooms created by the talented duo @allijayinteriors.
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May 13, 2014 at 11:54 pm Leave a comment

Serene Bathroom Featuring Modwalls Tile

Another lovely bathroom by our friends at Hatano Studios.This one features our Lush 4×12 Cloud on the backsplash and ModRocks 100% Recycled glass pebbles on the shower walls. Shop the pebbles: http://ift.tt/1pv28MT

February 26, 2014 at 3:46 pm Leave a comment

Modwalls Tile First Featured in Sunset Magazine 2005

#tbt our first feature story in @sunsetmag almost 10 years ago!
Thank you #sunsetmag!
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January 30, 2014 at 5:19 pm Leave a comment

Modwalls Tile at Sunset Magazine Celebration Weekend 2013

The Annual Sunset Celebration Weekend at the magazine’s headquarters in Menlo Park, California took place on June 1st and 2nd.

It was my first time at the event and, while we’ve been fortunate to have our tile in the actual magazine several times in annual showcase houses and even in an article about our business many years ago, this was our first experience at being included in the Celebration Weekend.

Having never attended before, I really didn’t know what to expect but I couldn’t wait to experience the event and see our tile installed in the exhibition. My husband and I piled the sunscreen on our 9 year old twin boys and drove  up North about 45 minutes from our home.

Our first stop was the Re-Imagining the Sunset Home exhibit.  Five hot up and coming designers were given inspirations from spaces featured in Sunsets from decades past and  asked to re-imagine those spaces for today, while keeping the feel of the original design aesthetics.  It was like an IKEA showroom “on steroids” with room upon room of  “aha” design choices, including a stellar outdoor area.

Modwalls Lush 1×4 glass weave patterned tile (created by our own in-house interior designer Katelyn Bowman) was used in the shower of the Master Bath.  It was selected by designer Vanessa DeVargas of the popular blog Turquoise-LA.

Here’s a collage of the tile and some other standouts from our tour of the Re-Imagining the Sunset Home exhibit:

 

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We were honored and thrilled to see the fantastic installation of one of our newest product lines!

After touring the home we spent the rest of the afternoon in wonder at all of the sights and sounds that living in the West has to offer. Tops on our list were the many Foods, Wines and Garden ideas we saw and sampled. The kiddos had a blast too.  There was even a rock climbing wall and more for the kid in all of us!  Here are some shots of just a few of our favorite things:

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I’d highly recommend attending this annual event whenever you can from wherever you are.  We’ll be back that’s for sure!

 

Modwalls is “Making Tile Modern” with fresh and colorful collections inspired by mid century architecture and design.

  If interested, please check out our online tile showroom at www.modwalls.com. We stock in Northern California and ship throughout North America. Samples available.  Discounts to the trade. 

 

 

 

 

June 11, 2013 at 6:25 pm Leave a comment

Rex Ray Rox! Doesn’t he?

We’re very proud of our collaboration with acclaimed fine artist Rex Ray.

Since 2011 we’ve been developing tile products using his uniquely retro and modern designs.  His iconic work is easily recognizable. Let’s just say it’s cool.

Blog Rex Collage

We first introduced 4×12 glass subway tiles in a black and white newsprint collage design we call Type Tiles. They are popular across the country with  retail, hospitality and residential clients alike. They’ve even been featured on HGTV in a Kitchen Cousins episode in NYC.

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The lastest release of our Rex Ray Studio for modwalls collection is a line of  handmade matte ceramic tile in 2 designs and seven modern colors. The MMM’s and Rox are getting lots of attention. A bit edgy, a bit bold and so very Rex Ray.

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All of our Rex Ray Studio for modwalls tile designs are handmade in the USA. See the entire collection along with all of our other American made tile designs here on our website:

Modwalls American Made Tile Collections.

At modwalls we’re “Making Tile Modern” with unique and colorful collections inspired by mid-century design. We offer delightful customer service and a hassle free online buying experience for retail and trade customers. www.modwalls.com  We’re available by phone Monday-Friday from 9-5 Pacific time:  1-877-439-9734.

Find out more about Fine Artist Rex Ray on his website.

April 12, 2013 at 3:09 pm Leave a comment

Playhouse Design Group + Greenleaf Construction, could they be any cooler?!

We get totally BLOWN AWAY every time we are blessed with amazing install pics of our modwalls tile in such impressive spaces – especially when we get them from Playhouse Design Group & Greenleaf Construction!!! Seriously can’t get enough of them!! :)

We recently did a designer spotlight blog on Playhouse Design Group (find it here), a spectacular design firm making good design happen on a daily basis in the Pacific Northwest.

Had to share these pics since we feel truly honored to have our products installed in such amazing spaces!  Enjoy!

Modwalls Corkdotz installation.

Gorgeous kitchen with our Brio Clear Red mosaic glass tile as the backsplash. Love how the lighter grout of the backsplash truly makes the red mosaic tile pop!

Another Brio Clear Red installation – notice the impact of a darker grout instead of the white grout. Love it!

Brio Tarragon mosaic glass tile flows over the vanity and around the tub area beautifully.

Have you installed or specified our modwalls tile?  If so, we would love to see your best pics!  Email them to us at service@modwalls.com and share the love.

Modwalls is making tile modern with colorful and unique designs that are in stock and available for purchase online 24/7 at  modwalls.com.

June 1, 2012 at 4:55 pm Leave a comment

Hello, Playhouse

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modwalls tile + Playhouse Design Group = A match made in design heaven

Originally posted on Modwalls Designer Notes:

Playhouse Design Group logo

Holy moly, we are pumped about this Designer Spotlight! We’re talking crazy excited, doing a happy-dance, jump-kick-into-the-splits type of feeling.  And why, you ask?  Well, that would be because of the super sleek set of photos we received from ultra-cool Playhouse Design Group out of Seattle,Washington.  Scroll down and let your eyes feast on the majesty.  Warning: These delicious photos will stuff you with delight; you’ll need to walk it off afterward.

Homes by Playhouse Design Group.

Homes by Playhouse Design Group.

Modwalls Lush 1x1 Wasabi glass tile

Modwalls® Lush® 1x1 Wasabi tile on the kitchen backsplash installed with black grout; its a totally unexpected choice that ties in the countertop and bar perfectly.

You would think after being in the biz this long, and having already built a rockin’ tile gallery, that we might not have the same enthusiasm we used to for tile photos. Well, the truth is that even if we are a little jaded at times, this work is entirely different. Playhouse Design Group has created original, inspiring spaces executed with the highest-quality craftsmanship.  The finished product is gorgeous, genuinely unique and has left us…

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April 13, 2012 at 1:50 pm 1 comment

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We’re still 100% in love with this design!
Take a look at our tile at the Glen Oaks Big Sur Lodge in Big Sur, CA…

Originally posted on Modwalls Designer Notes:

It isn’t very often when we look at a place and say, “This is exactly how I want my home to look.” And the fact that the spectacular spot features modwalls® tile?  Yep, we are officially floored.

We could not be more pleased to see modwalls® tile in the Glen Oaks Big Sur Lodge, recognized as one of the most romantic hotels in the world in the February 2011 issue of Travel + Leisure Magazine. The grounds were recently overhauled and completely revamped by super-talented interior designer Steve Justrich of Justrich Design in San Francisco, CA.

Built as an adobe motor lodge in 1957, the hotel is unique in that its smaller, quainter grounds are appealing to a younger market that can’t put up the dough for the $1000 per night alternatives in the area.  But this place certainly isn’t lacking: Glen Oaks is ranked #1 on Trip…

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April 9, 2012 at 1:41 pm Leave a comment

Designer Spotlight: Playhouse Design Group

Playhouse Design Group logo

Holy moly, we are pumped about this Designer Spotlight! We’re talking crazy excited, doing a happy-dance, jump-kick-into-the-splits type of feeling.  And why, you ask?  Well, that would be because of the super sleek set of photos we received from ultra-cool Playhouse Design Group out of Seattle,Washington.  Scroll down and let your eyes feast on the majesty.  Warning: These delicious photos will stuff you with delight; you’ll need to walk it off afterward.

Homes by Playhouse Design Group.

Homes by Playhouse Design Group.

Modwalls Lush 1x1 Wasabi glass tile

Modwalls® Lush® 1x1 Wasabi tile on the kitchen backsplash installed with black grout; its a totally unexpected choice that ties in the countertop and bar perfectly.

You would think after being in the biz this long, and having already built a rockin’ tile gallery, that we might not have the same enthusiasm we used to for tile photos. Well, the truth is that even if we are a little jaded at times, this work is entirely different. Playhouse Design Group has created original, inspiring spaces executed with the highest-quality craftsmanship.  The finished product is gorgeous, genuinely unique and has left us completely awestruck.

Modwalls Lush 1/2x2 Big Sur glass tile blend kitchen by playhouse design group

Modwalls® Lush® 1/2x2 Big Sur glass tile blend.

Quinn Borseno is the visionary who started Playhouse Design Group and he says it’s his background in art and experience in “Mystical Thinking,” (daydreaming), that inspires his work.  He obviously dreams big and he dreams bold!

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kitchen with modwalls ModDotz porcelain penny rounds

A Playhouse Design Group kitchen with modwalls® ModDotz™ porcelain penny rounds.

Daring design means a little bit of risk-taking, and that’s something we’re seeing less and less of these days. That’s why we think Playhouse Design Group deserves a grand tip-of-the-hat for building spaces that they love; environments that are unexpected and vibrant. This is design from the heart, design they truly believe in. And we can relate, because that’s exactly how modwalls® operates.  We create tile that we love just like Playhouse Design Group creates homes that they love.  We’re on the same wavelength here, people.

Quinn said it himself, “I was so excited when I saw a modwalls® ad in a magazine, I was like, ‘No way! Someone finally gets it!’”

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We are crazy about this backsplash with our Brio® Clear Red glass tile. This is how color blocking should be done.

Quinn’s point of view is, “The real design originates inside of you. Whether you are a design scientist and it begins in the laboratory of your mind or you are a design poet and it starts in the red velvet drafting room of your heart, it must come from within.”

Yep, we agree, Quinn is definitely the poetic type.

And the spaces he creates… they’re elegant, harmonious, tasteful… and equally poetic.

modwalls “Milk” 2x8 white ceramic subway tile

modwalls “Milk” 2x8 white ceramic subway tile

modwalls “Milk” 2x8 white ceramic subway tile

Again using grout in a somewhat unusual way; dark grout with Clayhaus for modwalls® “Milk” 2x8 white ceramic subway tile makes things a little more interesting.

So what does Quinn want you to know about this radical team?  His exact words: “For a Good Time Call: Playhouse Design Group!”

August 30, 2011 at 11:30 am 5 comments

Modwalls’ Tile In This Month’s House Beautiful Magazine

We were beyond thrilled to pick up this month’s House Beautiful Magazine and see modwalls® Lush® 3×6 Pool tile front and center in a kitchen design by Mona Ross Berman Interiors.  Tha-rilled!

We were in touch with the talented designer and regarding our Lush® 3×6 subway tile she says, “It definitely makes the room!”

We had to ask this top-notch designer, with the bounty of choices she has and with as many materials as she must have seen, how did she select our Lush® 3×6 Pool tile over them all?

Mona replied, “We pulled a lot of tile samples, both glass and ceramic, and fell in love with that (Lush® 3×6 Pool) color and finish.”

She continued, “The kitchen was meant to be very classic looking overall with some punches of color and interest. We loved this ocean-y feeling glass backsplash because it really has a luminescent quality which is evocative of the beach and water. But it’s also something my clients could swap out one day if they tired of it.  That’s a lot harder to do with, say, cabinets or the countertop, so those are very timeless whereas the backsplash was a bit more fashion-y.”

This kind of design is right up our alley! Love love love.

See the whole article on MRB Interior’s website: http://www.monarossberman.com/pdf/housebeautiful_0911.pdf.

We can’t wait to work with this fantastic designer again!

August 16, 2011 at 11:31 am Leave a comment

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Modwalls' mission is to provide both our retail and trade customers a modern and colorful alternative to what is available in most tile and hardware stores, as well as a very personal online buying experience.

We've been designing modern tile collections and selling them online since 2005. The latest modwalls® designs range from gorgeous glass tiles in a wide variety of colors, sizes and finishes to glazed porcelain penny rounds, modern glazed ceramics, and sustainable cork, recycled pebble tile and bamboo mosaics. Our collaboration with fine artist Rex Ray has resulted in the signature Rex Ray Studio for modwalls American Made glass and soon to be ceramic tile collections.

You can reach us Monday-Friday from 9-5 Pacific Time by phone (1-877-439-9734) or by email: sales@modwalls.com.

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"Making Tile Modern"

Rebecca Lonergan


Co-Founder and Creative Director of modwalls.com, a designer of modern tile with an online showroom at www.modwalls.com. Modwalls are colorful tile designs with a uniquely modern sensibility in a wide range of materials.

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