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Stories: La Casa De Frida

Posted by: Kali • Jun 28

Stories: La Casa De Frida

An artist unlike any other, Frida Kahlo was also a style icon that infused her Mexican heritage with an eclecticism all her own. Surrounding herself with sumptuous layers of color, pattern, and texture, the visionary painter was the perfect muse for our latest Storycurated by one of our talented showroom designers, Sylvia Fajen. 

Image: Nickolas Muray, 1938

Celebrating her love for lush florals, vibrant textiles, and whimsical folk art, Casa de Frida weaves together a tile-inspired tapestry featuring Frida Kahlo’s iconic style. Filled to the brim with rich blues, sun-kissed yellows, pastel pinks, and earthy oranges, these handcrafted hues take on an artful flair with bold geometric patterns. 

Vibrant azul walls. Earthy terra cotta floors. Bright pink blossoms. Inspired by the painter's legendary digs, our La Casa de Frida Sample Pack features 8 hand-picked colors that tell her story. We're sharing some inspiration before, but if you want more, head to our Pinterest Board

Dare to Be Bold
Feeling bold? Channel your inner Frida and opt for energizing statement colors and playful patterns (showers can be the  perfect spot to show them off): 

Tile Shown: Ogee Drops in Tangerine

Rustic and earthy hues are a staple in hacienda-inspired style. Warm colors like Tangerine in a playful geometric pattern infuse your own personal touch.

Tile Shown: 3" Triangles in Tangerine

Starry-Eyed Surprises
In true Frida fashion, a pop of pattern is all it takes to bring personality to a space. Try mixing colorful handpainted tiles with square tiles for your bathroom floor: 

Image: The Jungalow 

Pair your shape of choice with a sunny color like Tuolumne Meadows for extra verve.

Tile Shown: Mini Star and Cross in Tuolumne Meadows 

Flower Power
Frida donning one of her fabulous floral headpieces were almost as well-known as her art. Stilbite, our light pink tile, pays homage to her lush creations.

Tile Shown: 3x3 tiles in Stilbite 

Cool and warm tones play off each other beautifully and pinks and greens are no exception. Go for soft pink walls and pair with Serpentine floor tiles like this: 

Image: The French Eye 

A Blank Canvas
White tile is the perfect canvas for layering on colors, textures, and patterns. It’s also a timeless design solution for those with an ever-evolving style.

Neutral colors like Feldspar or Pumice allow you to add bold colors, objects and textiles to your spaces. 

Image: Lonny

Consider playing with pattern when choosing a white or neutral tile. Go for Chaine Homme for a subtle pop of pattern: 

Tile Shown: Chaine Homme in Feldspar 

Hacienda Style
Love hacienda style? Try traditional patterns like square on-point and pair it with a handpainted tile. Tile colors with high variation accentuate the artisanal look.

Tile Shown: 4x4 tiles in Tuolumne Meadows 

Go Al Fresco
Create your own hacienda-inspired oasis. From outdoor fountains to patio floors, durable, water-resistant tile is the perfect way to carve out your own corner of paradise.

Tile Shown: Mini Star and Cross in Sorbet, custom Isfahan and Elephant Star

The Artist’s Palette
Embrace the artist in you and mix and match colors to create a dynamic color pair. Try blending warm and cool hues for a bold contrast.

Tile Shown: 3x3 tiles in Stilbite and Serpentine

Colorful Expressions
Frida’s style is all about being true to yourself. Use these rich colors, painterly textures, and playful patterns to showcase your unique point of view. Rich blues and cool teals are always a welcome sight and are prominent in Mexican tiles. 

Tile Shown: Mini Star and Cross in Adriatic Sea Image: Justina Blakeney 

Feeling inspired? Order a sample pack 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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