A Noteworthy Nod for Navy

British Ceramic Tile

by: Saxon Henry, adroyt

We’ve been coming across such a deluge of fascinating shades of dark blue, we thought we’d collect some of our favorite navy home décor products from the past six months in one place. We’ve tapped rich examples from Heimtextil, Maison & Objet, Paris Déco-Off, High Point Market, Salone del Mobile, ICFF, Coverings, and Dallas Market.

British Ceramic Tile

Into the Blue at Coverings

If you’ve followed us long enough, you’ll know we’re history buffs. When we spotted the above pattern in the British Ceramic Tile booth at Coverings, we were immediately drawn to it. We asked Gary Bailey, the global sales manage, about the new pattern and he told us it was drawn from an antique design found in the Victoria and Albert Museum archives, which they go into every year to actualize new designs in their V&A Collection. Lucky ducks! You can see all of their V&A offerings on the organization’s website.

Tanzanian Squiggle

New Ravenna brought their Tanzanian Squiggle pattern, a hand-cut glass mosaic shown in Blue Spinel and Iolite Sea Glass™ with Moonstone jewel glass, to Coverings. Designed by J. Banks Design, we love the name almost as much as we love the beauty of the pattern! The hints of navy provide the depth that are a hallmark of gracefully actualized mosaics.

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