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Shannon Malone

Shannon Malone

Social Media Maven

Shannon joined the team in 2013 as Fireclay's Social Media Maven. After graduating from the University of California Santa Cruz with a degree in Cultural Anthropology, Shannon pursued her lifelong passion for interior design by working as a freelance writer for Houzz. Her interest in design related content eventually led her to Fireclay where she gets to spend her day spreading the Fireclay word and help get tile to the people!

Favorite thing about Fireclay: The beautiful handmade nature of our tile, especially our new Handpainted Collections.

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Susanne Redfield

Susanne Redfield

Creative Consultant

Tile designer and ceramist Susanne Kibak Redfield merges her Danish roots and love of traditional crafts with a modern sense of restraint that brings just enough to the design without going over the top. After graduating from the University of California Santa Cruz in 1981, Susanne started her own business making ceramic tiles. She introduced Kibak Tile through Kneedler Fauchere, a revered interior showroom to the trade, then spent twenty five years in a successful relationship with Ann Sacks. "I began hearing about Fireclay Tile, their sustainable story and youthful energy really captured my imagination, I absolutely wanted to be part a company that really cares about tomorrow. Designing product for Fireclay Tile is energizing, truly inspirational.

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Straight Set: Get Organized with Pattern

Bathroom installation featuring our 4x4 tile in Cancun Green in a straight set layout

With spring cleaning and organization in cue, we have been coveting all things orderly lately.  Our favorite orderly tile trend being a Straight Set or Vertical Straight Set arrangement.  Clean and classic, our stacked patterns offer a sense of structure and organization to your space, so if you're looking to de-clutter, these orderly layouts might be the solution you've been searching for.  Whether you decide on a classic square or an elongated rectangle, a straight set arrangement is sure inspire organization all year round.   

The simplicity of an orderly and structured straight set layout presents the perfect opportunity to highlight color and other features of your design.  We love how this streamlined and sophisticated kitchen installation uses our 2x8 tile in a stacked straight set layout to highlight the dramatic contrast between our moody glaze, Cyclone and the highly textured wood countertops.

Kitchen installation featuring our 2x8 tile in Cyclone in a straight set layout

Are you looking to make a room feel more spacious?  Try a vertical straight set tile arrangement.  By placing an elongated rectangle such as our 2x8 field tile in a vertical position, the orientation of your space will be directed upwards, creating a sense height and energy.  This orderly arrangement works wonders in bathrooms where there is inherently a lack of space.

This clean and airy bathroom installation adds height to open up their confined space by installing our 2x8 tile in a vertical straight set layout.  We also love how the showerpan tile is in an orderly straight set arrangement with a variety of hues.  This play on color adds a sense of whimsy to an otherwise structured space.

Bathroom installation featuring our 2x8 tile in Moonstone in a vertical straight set layout

Need advice on getting organized with tile?  Our Design Consultants are here to help!  Simply fill out our Design Assistance Form and one of our talented design consultants will get back to you within 24 hours.

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