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Paris Je T’aime

There’s nothing quite like Paris. Expertly curated by interior designer Gabriela Gargano of Grisoro Designs, this winning Story captures the effortless grandeur of one of the world’s most iconic cities. Gargano has design down to an art. Sought after for her elegant, engaging, and soulful spaces, Gargano's work has been featured in publications like Architectural Digest and Rue Magazine. In awe of Paris's grand facades, moody hues, and weathered patinas, Gargano chose blushing greys, alabaster neutrals, and faded french blues to capture its timeless allure.

Palette Par Excellence

See this inspired palette up close with our French Architecture Sample Pack, which includes 2x4 samples of Mushroom, Cyclone, Ultra Cream with Black Patine, Birch, Flagstone, French Linen, Slate, and Nautical

The French Architecture Sample Pack includes eight 2x4 color samples in Mushroom, Cyclone, Ultra Cream with Black Patine, Birch, Flagstone, French Linen, Slate, and Nautical. 

L'esprit De Paris

Mode Moderne

Take French-inspired tile and make it modern with minimalist details like a vertical straight set pattern and a streamlined layout. Don't forget blush accents! Design: The Filomena

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Design Nouveau

Using a modern aesthetic as a foundation, Gargano mixes in rich textures, eclectic pieces, and vintage finds to create soulful spaces. Photo: Regan Wood Photography

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Mise en Scene

"From color and material selection to the pattern in which you lay it, tile really sets the stage and allows for so much creativity." Design: Jen Pinkston

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Architectural Details

Ultra Cream with Black Patine’s intricately crackled glaze and color variation reminds Gargano of Paris’s antiqued facades, revealing its rich history.

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You Had Me at Bonjour

“While I love so many of the Fireclay Tile colors, these felt the most reminiscent of the Parisian architecture I find so inspiring.” 

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Timelessly On Trend

“I paired the palette with a few bold patterns that have a dramatic, historic quality. The result? A design that’s both fresh and timeless.” 

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A Stylish Respite

“I think a home should feel unified but not repetitive. If you have more than one bathroom in your home, use it as an opportunity to give it a unique feel.” 

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Paris is Always a Good Idea

“I've always found the colors of Paris to be so beautiful and moody, filled with soft greys, alabaster tones, faded french blues, and hints of blush and deep green.” -- Gabriela Gargano, Grisoro Designs

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Français Your Way

"I love tile for so many reasons, particularly because it provides a great opportunity to create something unique and authentic for each person." Design: Becca Stephens

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Handcrafted Details

“I love that Fireclay Tile has a handmade surface. In a world where things are often seamless and perfect, a material that shows the hand of the artist is so special and provides a tremendous amount of character. ” 

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La Vie en Gris

”While the palette is soft, the architecture is grand and incredibly detailed. The result is effortless, understated elegance. It's always chic and never trendy.” Photo: Regan Wood Photography

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Always in Vogue

“When it comes to installing patterns, like herringbone for example, make sure you talk to your contractor about your installer's experience level. Getting it right the first time is key!”

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Nuanced Neutrals

By sticking with a soft neutral palette, Gargano is able to layer on an array of textures, accents, and patterns to achieve a thoughtfully curated look. Photo: Regan Wood Photography

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Start with Samples

“When selecting your kitchen backsplash, take color samples to the slab yard to make sure it's perfect! Have samples of the tiles you're considering along with your cabinet color and floors so you can compare it to your countertops.” Design: K Interiors

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