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Mix & match in interior decorating 3/5: ceramic

Tiles and Ceramic, Decoration and DIY
  • 8 February 2013

I have already told you about the tendency to mix & match I told you about in this blog, but actually you can also mix fixed elements of decoration, such as wallpaper and porcelain tiles.

Collection Azimut Insert Patchwork Collection Azimut Insert Patchwork
Collection Azimut Insert Patchwork Novoceram Collection Azimut Insert Patchwork

Twice Philippe Starck, who needs no introduction, has competed in a game of mixing tiles. In his La Co (o) rniche in Pyla-sur-Mer, several areas are covered with cement floor tiles with patterns for mixed signal paths or protected areas. The hotel and its location are magnificent. Here are some photos to cheer up your eyes.

Entree Hotel la Coorniche Philippe Starck

Below, the outside of the hotel where you can already see the path made of a patchwork of black and white tiles that match the colors of the facade and its fixtures. Below you can see the geometry of the tiles coordinate with straight lines and rigorous in the garden.

La Coorniche Philippe Starck

The hotel has a swimming pool that is naturally lost in the horizon of the Atlantic Ocean with a view onto the mouth of the Bay of Arcachon closed in the distance from the tip of Cap Ferret.

La Coorniche Hotel Philippe Starck vue plage

Here’s the inside … you can imagine the time spent and the patience of the installers to arrange the tiles … it might not have been placed randomly!

La Coorniche Hotel Philippe Starck
La Coorniche Hotel Philippe Starck Pyla-sur-Mer

Also for the restaurant Ma Cocotte in St Ouen, Philippe Starck has used the same trick. Below are the photos of this restaurant, that is said to be ideal for a lunch after having sacked the flea market!

Restaurant Ma Cocotte Paris Starck
Restaurant Ma Cocotte Paris Starck
Restaurant Ma Cocotte Paris Starck

And for those who wonder why they have called a restaurant “Ma Cocotte” this is a beginning of explanation with this verse written on the menu!

Restaurant Ma Cocotte Paris Starck

In the same spirit, Novoceram proposes in his collection Novoceram Art, the insert Dentelle, format 10×10 cm for bathroom tiles, for example, a mix of 4 tiles with different patterns.

Insert Dentelle
Insert Dentelle

In conclusion, you can mix all the elements of decoration while still following a rule: achieve harmony by finding the common denominator of the different components such as color, size or material.

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