Finding Your Tile Style

Posted August 13, 2019

Guest post by KariAnne Wood of Thistlewood Farms

I’m so excited and honored and full of joy to announce the NEW 2019 Lookbook.

Last year’s lookbook was such a success that we wanted to add a few new projects and some new tile inspiration and introduce this year’s lookbook to the world.

I was so excited to work with Jeffrey Court on this project. An amazing team of 12 people showed up at my house and tiled walls and created new looks and the result?

This amazing lookbook.

It’s full of amazing products and inspiration and tiles for every design look.


It’s all me.

And my house.

And my favorite tiles.

And inspiration boards for projects for every type of design style.

We’ve created inspiration boards for different looks.

And showed you unique and creative tile ideas.

There are 32 amazing, incredible, awesome pages full of beautiful color photographs and design boards and inspiration that we photographed right here at the new Thistlewood.

One of my favorite new projects in the book is this beautiful gray and white bathroom with this amazing tile floor.

I love the clean lines and fresh take on tile.

The before and after is amazing.

The bathroom was completely remodeled with beadboard and new tile, including the shower.

This is just one of the projects in the 2019 lookbook.

Jeffrey Court and I put this together for anyone who’s ever looked at tile and hoped and dreamed and wanted to create a new space and a new look—but didn’t know where to start.

The introduction to the book sums it up:

I once spent an entire weekend styling my dollhouse. I cut out pieces of bright, vividly colored wallpaper and taped it to the walls. I made furniture out of twigs and snipped pictures out of magazines, framing them with ribbon. I filled the tiny dollhouse kitchen with salt-dough food, added rugs made out of woven construction paper and cut tiny white tiles out of typing paper. I spent hours gluing them into a mosaic on the bathroom floor.

And when I was done?

Somehow all of those tiny pieces of paper and salt-dough and ribbon transformed themselves into something amazing.

That’s the thing about decorating. Step-by-step, piece-by-piece, room-by-room—it transforms a house into a home.

But sometimes transforming a house into a home can be a little challenging. The entire process can be a little overwhelming. We look at our bathroom or our kitchen and ask ourselves: Where do I begin? How do I get started?

That’s exactly why we put together this lookbook.

To give you a start.

To inspire you.

No matter your style or where you are on the journey—there’s a project for you.

That’s why I put together inspiration boards like this one.

And then we transformed them into projects like this one.

It’s the hutch in my kitchen with a new look from simple pieces of tile.

If you’re wondering, “Well what even is my style?” we’ve got you covered on that too!

Take the Jeffrey Court quiz to find out what your tile style is.

Don’t worry friends, I wouldn’t leave you hanging!

I hope this lookbook inspires you and gives you the tools you need to create the house (and the tile project) that you love.





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