Let's get something straight...setting your tile in a straight set pattern can be just as interesting as a more intricate pattern. It can add modernity to your space, while also being a beautiful way to show off the geometry and the natural variation of your tile. Whether you install rectangular tiles or squares, a stacked look is clean and fluid and looks great in anything from a bright white to a vibrant hue. See the possibilities of straight set with ten of our favorite installations.
1. Sarah Sherman Samuel's A-Frame Cabin Kitchen
Highlighting the progress on her dreamy a-frame cabin renovation through her much-followed blog, LA-based designer Sarah Sherman Samuels gives us a sneak peek of her new kitchen featuring our Calcite Tile in 2x6.
If you are going white, keep it clean and simple in a straight set pattern. You can go with a matching grout for a minimalist approach or try a light to dark gray for a bolder look.
Stacking your tile vertically is a great way to make a space feel bigger if you are working with low ceilings or a smaller space. This pattern is well suited for walls or backsplashes, in showers or on floors.
2. Mid-Century Modern Love
This labor of love turned out to be a mid-century masterpiece, thanks to Robert Maurer's expert eye for color and interior design. With a lot of hard work, attention to detail and our 2x8 tiles in Fluorite, this classic kitchen underwent quite the transformation.
Setting your tile in a horizontal straight set looks fresh and modern. You can install this pattern almost anywhere and will get a sleek, elongating effect; from your kitchen backsplash to your bathroom to your fireplace. Like its vertical counterpart, you can feel free to try this pattern from a small mosiac sized tile to a larger format.
3. A Modern Master Bath
4. Destination Eichler Kitchen Restoration
Karen Nepacena of Destination Eichler hand-picked our 2x8 Tile in Loch Ness to pay homage to this midcentury modern kitchen's authentic Eichler origins.
5. Dreaming in Green
You can see below how you can utilize both rectangular and square straight set into a single installation without it becoming overwhelming. There is something about this aligned pattern that keeps everything orderly and easy on the eyes.
6. Tiny Canal Cottage Kitchen
For Whitney Leigh Morris, creative director and owner of the Tiny Canal Cottage, our mosaic tiles were the perfect solution for her space-saving style. Our soft gray French Linen in a 1x6 straight set pattern was just the right combination of subtle color and pattern that she was searching for.
7. Loch Ness Kitchen
Another example of Loch Ness Tile, this kitchen home gets a splash of drama with our 3x6 Tile. A straight set arrangement keeps it feeling modern and sophisticated.
8. Sunny Mid-Century Modern Kitchen
Echoing the seamless lines found in its sleek cabinetry, this straight set tile adds a splash of color to the kitchen’s midcentury modern design.
9. Streamlined and Sophisticated Office
Defined by sleek and streamlined contours, this contemporary home office's orderly aesthetic is highlighted by our slender straight set tile.
10. The Modern Caravan
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