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Meet Claire Thomas

Claire Thomas is a multi-hyphenate in the making. Starting out as an assistant food stylist and personal chef, Claire eventually started the popular blog “Kitchy Kitchen” to share her love for all things food and design. Fast forward to 2020, and she can now add writer, photographer, cookbook author, TV host, and director to her resume. When she’s not directing her next commercial or developing a new recipe, you can find her mining through old movies for design inspiration. Want to see what else keeps this Renaissance woman inspired? Follow her on Instagram @clairethomas.

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Fireclay Tile Meets Claire Thomas

Bryce Dallas Howard: Primary Bathroom

Known for her role in Jurassic World, it’s no wonder Bryce Dallas Howard’s primary bathroom is cretaceous-chic. Designer Claire Thomas used Glazed Thin Brick in pink Saguaro to achieve an organic watercolor effect, which is beautifully paired with a luxe green soaking tub to stay true to the pink-and-green color scheme found throughout Bryce’s home.

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Bryce Dallas Howard: Green Brick Exterior

With a clear vision and pink-and-green color palette, Bryce Dallas Howard created a deeply meaningful home for herself and her family. Keeping the exterior on the green side of Bryce’s chosen palette, designer Claire Thomas clad Bryce’s home with extra-long Norman Glazed Thin Brick in soothing Ozark that exudes easygoing California vibes, especially in this peaceful patio.

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Mid-Century Evergreen Bathroom

Designer Claire Thomas took this post-and-beam treehouse in L.A.’s Mandeville Canyon back to its mid-century roots with an earthy California aesthetic. Pulling inspiration straight from the view out of the large bathroom windows, subway tile in deep green Evergreen mirrors nature outside while providing a striking complement to the copper soaking tub inside.

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The Hollyhock Cabin Mosaic Plaid Bathroom

Claire Thomas reached for Mosaic Tile to ensure that every square inch of her Hollyhock Cabin bathroom was filled with charm. Surrounding the clawfoot tub, 3x3 Ceramic Mosaic Tile in Haystack and Sunflower was laid in a golden plaid pattern and completed with pops of Crater Lake blue in this folklore-inspired Big Bear retreat.

Mid-Century Modern Fireplace

Beautiful from every angle, the mid-century fireplace is an eye-catching focal point in this Los Angeles home respectfully renovated by designer Claire Thomas. Glazed Thin Brick in glossy Columbia Plateau pays homage to the post-and-beam treehouse’s 1959 roots with a timeless stacked tile installation that exudes minimalist magnificence throughout the open concept house.

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Mid-Century Custom Kid's Bath

With walls this playful, bathtime will be your favorite part of the day. Designer Claire Thomas crafted an oversize polka dot pattern with our Handpainted Fallow Tile in a custom Tumbleweed and Sunflower colorway that makes this midcentury bathroom pop.

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Mid-Century Treehouse Kitchen Backsplash

This mid-mod revival is pure happiness. Designer Claire Thomas created this kitchen backsplash with 3x3 Mosaic Ceramic Tile in warm golden Haystack to invoke an authentically mid-century canyon look that beautifully encapsulates the home’s 1959 roots.

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Harding House Kitchen Backsplash

Raise a glass to this knockout kitchen by Claire Thomas for the Harding House in Los Angeles. This stunning open-concept kitchen features an expansive backsplash of handpainted Alameda tiles in a custom colorway for a truly one-of-a-kind space to gather and celebrate. Bordered by Mini Star and Cross in Flagstone with 1x6 Flat Liner Trim.

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Powder Blue Powder Room

Come for the ornate sconces, but stay for the 2x2 checkerboard tile floor in Cardamom and Mist and a custom shower in matching 2x8 subway tiles. This Art Deco-inspired powder room designed by Claire Thomas for Harding House is truly one for the books.

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Harding House Tempest Bathroom

Make time for some me-time in this indulgent main bathroom at Harding House, designed by Claire Thomas. Mini Star and Cross Tile in moody Tempest frame a grand soaking tub sitting on matching Large Star and Cross Tiles in matte black Basalt. Short on time? Hop in the custom shower clad in handmade Tempest 2x8 subway tile.

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Traditional Kids' Bathroom Tile

Step inside the Harding House and this charming traditional bathroom by Claire Thomas, full of timeless tilework. 4” Hexagon Tile in Antique fills the floor in varied browns while 4x4 Tile with Quarter Round Trim in leafy Rosemary finishes the tub surround with a built-in shampoo niche.

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Desert House Non-Slip Outdoor Tiles

Made to entertain and inspire, this picture-perfect desert patio is colorfully clad with our true matte non-slip outdoor tiles checkered in warm earth tones.

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Sweet Laurel Cottage: Glazed Thin Brick Fireplace

A whitewashed glazed thin brick fireplace surround creates a textured and understated display for Claire Thomas' collection of objects and lush greenery.

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Jewel Tone Evergreen Tile Bathroom

Bedecked from top to bottom, this lush bathroom's Evergreen Tile has us green with envy with its mesmerizing blend of hexagon tile floors, a herringbone shower, and an out-of-this-world tiled ceiling.

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Sweet Laurel Cottage: Foundations Bath

Sweet Laurel Bakery's Claire Thomas is all ready to soak up cottage charm with a classic-inspired bathroom featuring warm white tile wainscoting and floor tile from our budget-friendly Foundations Collection.

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Kitchy Kitchen Cabin: Fireplace Platform

Adorned in a bold, retro-inspired palette of Spruce Gloss, Sunflower, and Sorbet, this showstopping fireplace platform turns heads thanks to Clair's creative use of our Color-It! Tool.

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Zuhause: Cottage Bathroom Tiles

Claire does fresh cottage style best, playfully pairing up golden and white bathroom tiles to create an inviting, suite escape.

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Kitchy Kitchen Cabin: Kitchen Backsplash

Claire designed her standout stovetop backsplash using our Color-It! Tool, customizing our Handpainted Agrarian Harvest Tile with a palette of Sunflower, Sorbet, and Spruce Gloss.

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Zuhause: Thin Brick Kitchen Backsplash

This thoughtfully appointed kitchen's main feature is its organic-inspired thin brick backsplash with subtle green undertones.

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Kitchy Kitchen Cabin: Bathroom Remodel

A multicolored parquet of Daisy and Sea Glass Tiles envolopes Claire Thomas's guest and master bathroom in her Kitchy Kitchen cabin.

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Zuhause: Glazed Thin Brick Guest Bath

A tiled shower niche ingeniously functions as a focal point for this glazed thin brick guest bathroom. Thick bands of grout lend the space an architectural feel.

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Kitchy Kitchen Cabin: Laundry Room

Leave it to Claire to transform her laundry room into a delightful design retreat, highlighted by a customized Grange Tile backsplash in Sorbet, Sunflower, and Spruce Gloss using our Color-It! Tool.

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Zuhause: White Bathroom Tiles Main Bath

Featuring a blend of 3x3's and 3x6's, this main bath's white bathroom tiles are a thoughtful alternative to classic subway tile.

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Designer Spotlight: Claire Thomas

Discover all of Claire's favorite Fireclay Tile projects and get her design tips for creating a space that's truly you.

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