The patterns, color, and matte sheen of encaustic tiles have always drawn us to this traditional material for the kitchen. So it's no wonder we stopped to look in awe when we spotted this use of encaustic tiles in one contemporary kitchen:The tiles are used not only on the floor, but run right up onto the wall to create a backplash. In this loft interior by Shubin + Donaldson, old and new intermingle. The choice of encaustic tiles (a traditional material) applied in such a fresh, new way (seamlessly running from floor to wall) is perfect for the space.
Regina is an architect who lives with her husband and son in Lawrence, KS. As a LEED Accredited Professional and longtime contributor to Apartment Therapy and The Kitchn, her focus is on healthy, sustainable living through design.
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