2019 CID Award Winner Spotlight: California Beach Residence – Casa de Sueños


At Coverings 2019, we honored ten outstanding projects that demonstrated spectacular craftsmanship and creativity in the use of tile & stone. This week we’re putting the spotlight on the Residential Tile Design – Budget Above 15K winner.


Residential Tile Design – Budget Above 15K Winner
California Beach Residence – Casa de Sueños
Native Tile and Ceramics
La Jolla, CA

Combining inspiration from historic homes in the area and a love for the California Mediterranean style, the designer brought us on board to create decorative tile for almost every room in this ocean-front new construction home.

Photography by: Jeri Koegel

Having worked with the designer on previous projects and knowing her fastidious attention to detail we were enthusiastic about creating all of the custom details that would make this project special.

Photography by: Jeri Koegel

The owners were involved in the process and together with the designer we selected a color palette and patterns that satisfied their tastes and were consistent with a historically inspired Mediterranean Style home.

Tiled staircase
Photography by: Jeri Koegel

In addition to tile the clients loved natural stone and so we were challenged to create tile in colors that would work well with the stone that was to be used throughout the home.

Photography by: Jeri Koegel

We developed a glaze pallet that was colorful yet earthy and coordinated well with the warm tones of the stone.

Tiled Kitchen
Photography by: Jeri Koegel

The clients were so enamored with one of our tile patterns that depicts a whimsical image of a medieval griffin-like creature that they incorporated it into other decorative features within the home in addition to our tile.

Photography by: Jeri Koegel

As with all of our projects, our goal is always to pay respect to the style of the architecture and at the same time use our tile to create spaces that are timeless and also convey the unique character of the clients themselves.

Tiled Fireplace
Photography by: Jeri Koegel


Do you have a recently completed project that features innovative design and installation of tile & stone? Consider entering it to the 2020 CID Awards – the submission portal will open this fall.