DECORATIVE TILE FURNITURE

NOT YOUR AVERAGE LOOKING TILE FURNITURE PRESENTED ON THIS PAGE, WANTED TO REALLY FOCUS ON THE FRAME OF THE TABLES TO PROVIDE SOME ONE OF A KIND FEATURES TO THE OVERALL THEME. I THINK MY MAIN INFLUENCE AND DIRECTION OF THESE TABLES WERE THE ART DECO AND ART NOUVEAU STYLES, BUT THERE ARE SOME DEFINITE VARIATIONS OF SHAPE AND TECHNIQUE TO GIVE INDIVIDUALITY TO THERE OVERALL PRESENTATION.


DOLPHIN BLUE

TILE TABLE

"DOLPHIN BLUE"DECORATIVE TILE FURNITURE (TABLE), FEATURES A UNIQUE HEXAGON TOP, HAS A RATHER LARGE SURFACE AREA, YET A SLENDER DESIGN TO THE FRAME. I HAD SUCH AN EMPTY SPACE AT THE BOTTOM OF THE TABLE, LARGE SCALE ORNAMENTAL FLOURISHES WERE ADDED TO TIE IN THE BASE OF THE TABLE. I MUST GIVE CREDIT TO MY FATHER FOR ADDING THE "3X3 PORTOBELLO CAYMAN BLUE DOLPHIN TILE", AND CHARCOAL GROUT, WHICH IS THE VIBRANT HIGHLIGHT OF THIS TABLE.

~ PAINT FINISH ~ SINCE THE TABLE WAS BEING LOCATED OUTDOORS, A THICK COAT OF TEXTURED FLAT BLACK PAINT WAS APPLIED TO PROVIDE EXTRA PROTECTION FROM THE ELEMENTS. OF COURSE THIS WAS JUST A PERSONAL CHOICE OF MINE, ANY OTHER TYPE OF PAINT TECHNIQUE WOULD HAVE WORKED PERFECTLY FINE.

~ ORNAMENTS ~ TO HELP FILL IN THE VOID OF THE SLENDER FRAME, I ADDED SOME LATTICE AND SCROLLWORK TO FORM A BORDER AROUND THE BOTTOM OF THE TABLE. I THINK THE END RESULT OF THIS DECORATIVE BORDER PROVIDED A NICE TOUCH TO THE WORK OVERALL.

TILE FURNITURE
DIMENSIONS: HEIGHT..23 INCHES
TOP SIZE..40 3/4 X 19 INCHES


TELEPHONE TABLE

TELEPHONE TABLE THIS DECORATIVE TILE TABLE HAS THAT OLD VICTORIAN FEEL TO IT, ALSO A FUNCTIONAL PIECE AS WELL, WITH A DRAWER AND BOTTOM SHELF FOR MISC STORAGE. TOPPED OFF WITH A 12 INCH WHITE MARBLEZED TILE. THIS PIECE WOULD PROBABLY BLEND WELL IN A TRADITIONAL SETTING, MAYBE IN AN ENTRANCE WAY OR HALLWAY. THE ORIGINAL IDEA I HAD FOR THIS TABLE WAS TO BUILD A BASIC PEDESTAL TABLE, BUT I GOT CARRIED AWAY AND IT TURNED INTO A TELEPHONE TABLE. IF YOUR LOOKING FOR SOMETHING WITH THAT OLD WORLD STYLE TO IT, THIS MIGHT DO THE TRICK.

~ ORNAMENTS ~ HIGHLIGHTING THE TABLE WITH ACCENTS IS ALWAYS A CHALLENGE FOR ME, I TRY TO KEEP THEM TO A MINIMUM, BECAUSE SOMETIMES IT CAN COMPROMISE THE OVERALL THEME OF THE TABLE, IF THEY ARE OVERBEARING AND GAWTY. FOR THIS ONE IN PARTICULAR I USED SOME REGULAR MILD STEEL FOR THE SIDE ORNAMENTS,( KIND OF AN ART DECO FLOURISH). FOR THE DRAWER PULL, THE HANDLE ITSELF IS BRASS ROD AND THE PLATE IS MILD STEEL( WITH A LIGHT GOTHIC SHAPE ). ALONG THE SHELF THERE ARE SLIGHTLY BENT BRASS RODS, THAT GIVE SOME EXTENSION TO THAT AREA.

~ PAINT FINISH ~ TEXTURED BLACK GRANITE

TILE FURNITURE
DIMENSIONS: HEIGHT..30 1/2 INCHES
WIDTH..12 1/2 INCHES
DRAWER SIZE..10 1/2 X 9 INCHES, 2 INCHES DEEP
SHELF SIZE..11 X 9 INCHES


SUN & FLOWERS

SUN & FLOWERS

MODERNISM WAS DEFINTELY AN INFLUENCE ON THE STYLE OF THIS TABLE. I WANTED TO CREATE A SIMPLE SLEEK FRAME, BUT INTERGRATE SOME FLORAL DESIGN ASPECTS TO HIGHLIGHT THE PIECE. ONCE THE FRAME WAS FINISHED I ADDED SOME SIMPLE CIRCLE ADD SCROLL ORNAMENTS TO THE BORDER. THE NEXT STEP WOULD BE THE TILE.

~ ABOUT THE TILE ~ I HAD THIS 12 INCH FLOOR TILE FROM AN EARLIER PROJECT, AND DECIDED TO INLAY AN ENGRAVING INTO THE MARBLE, SOMETHING THAT WOULD STAND OUT AND BLEND WITH THE BLACK FINISH OF THE FRAME.

art tile design

I WAS BROWSING A DOVER DESIGN PUBLICATION AND CAME ACROSS SOME ART NOUVEAU FLORAL PATTERNS, WHICH GAVE ME THE INSPIRATION FOR THIS ART TILE DESIGN TILE INLAY. AFTER ENGRAVING THE TILE ABOUT AN 1/8th INCH DEEP, I FILLED IN THE INLAY WITH RED AND YELLOW PAINT, THEN SEALED THE TOP WITH AN INDUSTRIAL SELF LEVELING EPOXY, WHICH PRODUCED A GLASS LIKE FINISH ON THE TILE. OVERALL I THINK THAT THE TILE INLAY WENT WELL WITH THIS TABLE.

TILE FURNITURE
DIMENSIONS: HEIGHT..34 INCHES
WIDTH..14 1/2 INCHES
~ PAINT FINISH ~ SEMI-GLOSS BLACK

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