Starburst tiles from Ann Sacks and Barbara Barry – simply gorgeous

These 4″ field tiles — etched atomic starbursts — are stunning. And the selection! They are available in 1-starburst, 2-starburst, 3-starburst and 4-starburst designs — and in 20 gloss colors — 16 matte colors — four crackle colors — and there’s even a “blossom pink” that if not *Mamie* pink, is headin’ in that direction. This stuff will make you swoon.

To see slide show, click on first image then move forward via the arrows just below the enlarged image:

Thanks to Amy, who found these tiles and sent me an email so we could also share the tip. They are sold by  Ann Sacks, a top-end company, under the Barbara Barry brand. The website says that they are $30/ s.f. — about $3.33 a tile.   Oh, and note the kinda sorta historical reference: old Francisan Tile starbursts, as shown in a vintage kitchen captured on film by flickr friend Ms. Atomic:

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  1. Kristie says

    I love these! I am going to incorporate these in my bathroom re-do! Its pretty pricey, so they will have to be used as accents..

  2. says

    Gorgeous. They do look a little hand-crafted, that is to say slightly irregular. If you are a precision type, I wonder if they’d drive you crazy? Then again, it might just be the setting. I love them, but Mr. Elvis would probably veto those uneven-looking edges.

  3. Gavin Hastings says

    I have to agree with Mr. Elvis.

    I knew there was something about them- but couldn’t place what it was. I wonder if they would marry well used as an accent with machined tiles? They might look a bit off.

  4. pam kueber says

    Yes, I think you may have to use the entire line to get the matchy matchy goin’. That is, I’m guessing you cannot match these up easily with inexpensive field tiles from the big box stories or even Daltile or AO. That said: If you have the fortitude, you might be able to find a match… you never know.

      • loumeigs says

        My thoughts exactly! I wonder what the thickness of these is though? The old original tiles in our bathroom are about 1/2 the thickness of ones you can buy now so they’d have to be thinner to fit into our current tiles.

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