There simply are No Coincidences here in the Retro Renovation Matrix — proven again when, not five minutes after I finalized the story on Megan’s thrifting find of vintage Ceratile tile samples, that I jumped over to flickr, where friend xtombx had sent me this photo of a sink and countertop snapped at a fabulous estate sale time capsule house. See the countertop tile? It’s vintage Ceratile, of course. And not only that, it’s the Mardi Gras that is Megan’s favorite from her set of 20+ Ceratile samples. Another serendipitous gift to us all, courtesy the retro decorating gods.
Design Tip: In this photo, you can see how the decorative tile was used in creation of the vanity countertop. The Ceratile Mardi Gras field tile was used on the flat horizontal countertop surface. But, the backsplash and countertop edging appear to be an oatmeal or other-color salt-and-pepper tile. I am presuming the rest of the wall tile is also the oatmeal/S&P – which would make much more sense that going googie-crazy. With something so snazzy as that Mardis Gras design, you’re going to pick and choose where to showcase it, to create maximum effect at optimal cost. Remember, when it comes to design that “screams”: Edit, less really does get you more.