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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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The Powder Room: Small Space, Big Style

Image: Casa Tres Chic

A boring powder room is a missed opportunity! These small spaces in our homes are the ideal place to showcase the inner you when it comes to pattern, color, and style. Go ahead, mix it up, let your inner designer speak. You won't break the bank in these tiny rooms, so if the rest of your home is cool and contemporary, try going wildly Moroccan in the powder room.  Whichever style you prefer use your powder room to create an unforgettable moment for your family and guests.

The powder room look above is easily accomplished with our Color It! Cuerda Seca Custom Paint Tool.  Here I chose two of my favorites, Tusk and Silver Lilac to achieve a playful but cohesive quilt-like mosaic.

For a truly Moroccan experience, try our Persian Star in a neutral, warm, or cool motif.

Pattern shown: Persian Star

This powder room creates a glamorous aesthetic pairing a graphic Moroccan tile pattern with gold accents.

Image: The Schumacher Blog

Another great option is staying neutral on the walls with a classic white subway tile and going with a bold pop of pattern on the floor with a Handpainted tile design.

Image: Huffington Post

With clean, geometric lines and graphic colorways, Old Cairo, from our Moroccan Collection is spot on as a powder room floor option.

Pattern shown: Old Cairo

Whether you decide to go for old world charm, or prefer to keep it bright and fresh, designing a powder room is always a delightful and creative process, where whimsy and fantasy feel at home.

Image: Huffington Post

If you love pattern but don't want it to overwhelm your small space, try using Handpainted tile as wainscoting met by fresh white walls.

Image: Mark D Sikes

To recreate the look above, try our Color-It! tool, pick your own color motif and we'll make it happen.  Or Choose from any of our Handpainted collections featuring a cool motif.

Image: Zaragoza

While some like to keep it simple, a powder room is a great opportunity to experiment with all-over pattern so if you're feeling bold, go ahead–use all over prints to maximize impact.

Image: Pinterest

Ready to give your powder room some style?  Shop Handpainted now.  Need some help?  Simply call, chat or fill out our Design Assistance Form and one of our talented Design Consultants will get back to you shortly.
 

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