Tuesday, August 30, 2011

The Art of Mosaics

Ever since I studied the Romans, I have been fascinated by their mosaics. 
Let's take a look today at a few beautiful examples of mosaics done well - whether it's an actual floor or an arrangement of tiles elsewhere.  I also included some beautiful shots of mosaics around the world just for fun.  Enjoy!



Michael S. Smith
Based on the original concept - what an incredible feel it gives this room!

via Melongings Blog
A beautiful backdrop for this stunning bar. 


HGTV.com
GlassDecor Three
 This takes swimming laps to a whole new level.


Source: tumblr.com via jill on Pinterest

Francois and Co.



via Luxe and Lilliles Blog



Madeline Stuart
 I about fell over when I saw this table because it's so cool - apparently it was created from an authentic mosaic.  Although I love to look at it, I can't imagine actually being comfortable living with it.   Can you?



via Enchanted Home Blog







Source: yatzer.com via Susana on Pinterest





Francois and Co.



 

10 comments:

Punctuation Mark said...

i love those that look like a rug... beautiful!

Taylor Greenwalt said...

Your right, very interesting designs. I love the boarder.

eclecticrevisited said...

love tiles and mosaics..and what a lovely post..love the eclectic mix that you've chosen to feature here..from modern to vintage to antiquity..love the pool tiles and the serene setting..gorgeous..!!!
best,
maureen

Stacy Curran said...

Barbara, what a great topic! Each photo is more beautiful than the last!
Stacy

Rachael @ Roco Rennie said...

I am such a fan of this, how much time and patience is involved!! That hall is amazing - great to be back, xxx

theLENNOXX said...

So beautiful, especially the first pool photo you posted. The mosaic looks so feathery and beautiful.

xox Linda

designchic said...

These are so gorgeous, Barbara. I love the mosaics in the bathroom...gorgeous!!

Haus and Home said...

These are truly amazing pieces of art. As I was going through these, I was thinking, the lap pool is my favorite, no wait the mosaic tile, no wait, the mother of pearl tile!

Meghan @ Wishful Thinking said...

Beautiful examples! The pearly strips of mosaics in the bathroom are my favourite!

Alana Geikie said...

These mosaic tile arrangements look beautiful! These are truly works of art! That’s what makes this kind of tile especially beautiful: it can be both functional and decorative. You can create different patterns that would best suit the space you want to decorate.

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