Design Details: Cement Encaustic

Author Sydney Piwowar

We have seen and heard of cement tiles for years - that is nothing new. What is special about the ones we are seeing today is that they are Encaustics. Encaustics are paintings and ceramics using pigments mixed with hot wax that are burned in as an inlay. Each tile is handmade and dries slightly different from the next, with variation in depth or bleed at the edges of the pattern. The inconsistency adds to the overall beauty of the tile when laid. There is a slight variation and shadowing in the tones of each tile, when installed in mass the result is pure sophistication and character! These beauties can be used for indoor/ outdoor flooring, in bathrooms and kitchens on the walls or floor and splash backs.

Check out these uses of my current favorite color: soft dove grey. It literally makes the space glow!

Photo Courtesy of Studio Ezra

Photo Courtesy of Studio Ezra

Photo Courtesy of SF Girl by Bay

Photo Courtesy of SF Girl by Bay

5 Reasons to Consider NON-white Marble

Author: Sydney Piwowar

I have always been more of a visual person - so please let these 5 stones speak for themselves as reasons to consider other options than white marble. 

1. Norwegian Oslo Rose marble

Image By Byzantine Design 

Image By Byzantine Design 

2. Pink Marble

By Decus Interiors

By Decus Interiors

3. Green Marble

By Hullebusch

By Hullebusch

4. Black Marble

Photography By Nicole Franzen

Photography By Nicole Franzen

5. Red Marble

By  Palazzo Fendi

By  Palazzo Fendi