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A Kitchen Like Grandma’s

Like Grandma's Only Better...

Like Grandma’s Only Better…

It’s a cloudy day here. Makes me wanna bake cookies in a kitchen like this one.  The backsplash  is our Lush 4×12 Surf glass subway tile.
Kitchen Design and Construction by McCaffrey Homes
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September 28, 2014 at 2:49 pm Leave a comment

AlliJay Interiors Uses Modwalls Tile in Stunning Modern Homes

4 #modwallstile rooms created by the talented duo @allijayinteriors.
#lushglasstile #briotile #kitchen #backsplash #bathroomtile #buytileonline #glassmosaics #glasssubwaytile #colortile

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:

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:



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 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.  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 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

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

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About Modwalls

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:
"Making Tile Modern"

Rebecca Lonergan

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

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