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Project Spotlight: Dandelion Chocolate

By Kali |

All Images: Patrica Chang Photography

Serving up sweet treats, Dandelion Chocolate is a bean-to-bar chocolate factory that makes their small batch fare right in the heart of San Francisco's Mission District. Like us, they make and package all of their products by hand, so our tile seemed the perfect fit for their second Ferry Building location. We're sharing the details of this project below, but if you're looking for more commercial inspiration, check out our Pinterest Board and feel free Contact Us with any questions.

Co-owner, Todd Masonis chose to deck out the space in our specialty shape, Picket, in a horizontal pattern in White Wash:

Tile Shown: Pickets in White Wash 

Masonis says the choice of tile was mostly an aethetic one and that, "we liked that this tile was organic and warm and fit the vibe we were looking for."

Masonis also says, "This is a bit subtle, but we liked how the pattern both mirrored similar patterns we use on our bar wrapping and is even vaguely reminiscent in shape to a cacao pod. So it all just came together to the be the perfect tile for this space."

Their use of a contrasting, warm-neutral grout is a perfect example of how to lightly accentuate the pattern of a specialty shape:

If you're considering a larger sized tile but want a bit more pattern than standard field tile, Pickets might be the way to go. We love that while this shape is dynamic, it never overpowers a space.

Side note: Pickets can also be installed vertically and in a braided pattern, shown below:

Tile Shown: Pickets in White Wash

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