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Kali Robledo

Kali Robledo

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.

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.



Trend to Try: Handpainted Underfoot

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There's no better way to tie a room together than with a beautiful patterned tile–skip the area rug, a tile floor will provide you with pattern and color to last a lifetime.  Whether bold and brilliant or subtle and subdued, we put together some of our favorite patterned floor tile looks, and how to recreate them with our new Handpainted designs.

Dress up your hallway

Make a statement in your hallway with a vibrant and graphic tile pattern.  Along with being an eye-catching design detail, a bold tile pattern is perfect in this high traffic area because it will help hide dirt, and other imperfections associated with daily wear and tear.

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Handpainted designs shown: Grandola and Ensenito

Bring it outside

Reminding us of relaxing, sun-soaked days, a colorful tile pattern on the patio tends to spark a serious case of wanderlust.  Perfect for creating your own personal outdoor escape, a Handpainted tile design is both beautiful and practical, providing weather-resistance and durability in a space where an area rug may fall short.

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Try recreating these warm outdoor looks with our Mediterranean designs, Jerez or Murietta.  Both patterns offer hints of warm yellow, red and green, offering your outdoor haven a colorful, yet natural aesthetic.

Handpainted designs shown: Jerez and Murietta

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Pep up your kitchen floor

There's nothing like a little pattern in the kitchen.  While a patterned backsplash is great, the floor offers more surface area to display a beautiful Handpainted design.  Try highlighting a bold and geometric floor pattern with colorful accents in your decor.

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You can also add visual interest and personality to a simple kitchen design with a large-scale tile pattern.

Image: Hanna Skoog

To recreate the look of this minimalist kitchen, choose a 4-piece Handpainted design with a large pattern.  Stick with a neutral or dark colorway to create impact without overpowering the simplicity of the overall design.

Handpainted patterns shown: Palmera and San Carlos

Keep it white and bright

We think white walls and a vibrant blue tile patterns were made for each other.  The white surface acts as a blank canvas directing your eye down to your beautiful floor pattern.

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For a similar look with additional pops of yellow, try our Classic Cuerda Seca designs, Old California 6 or Cordoba.

Handpainted designs shown: Old California 6 and Cordoba

Ready to add some pattern underfoot?  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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