Monday, March 16, 2009

Shopping for Tile

Paramount Pattern in Clover, Studio Moderne by Michael Berman

I am in the midst of designing two bathrooms for a client and am shopping for tile. While in our local Walker Zanger Tile respresentative's showroom( Natural Stone Design Gallery), I got the update on the latest catalog. Walker Zanger is known for putting out a pretty glamorous tile catalog, and in the past, I have always been lucky to get a free copy. But I found out that this year, things are a bit different. Not only has the catalog been updated with these delicious photos. But the catalog has been beautifully hardbound in black linen. It is something one could put out on a coffee table. Amazing really: bigger, heavier, wonderful paper quality and photo quality.

Imperial Pattern in Ming Blue, Studio Moderne by Michael Berman

Now for the down side....... I may have to actually BUY one! AND I have heard they are not inexpensive...potentially selling for $50! Walker Zanger....how could you? Don't you realize I love looking through those pages on a regular basis? I am all for saving trees and I realize everything is available for all to see on your very user friendly website here. But now that I got a brief peek at your new catalog at the showroom with it's black linen embossed cover, I am coveting it.

Marquis Pattern in Mica Glass, Plaza Deco in Calcacuta/Grey, London Grey Flannel. Regency Mosaic in Noir and Paradigm Bauhaus Base in Flannel; Studio Moderne by Michael Berman.

Perhaps we can come to some sort of an understanding..... A "deal" if you will. There must be some way we can work this out.

Fretwork Mosaic in Paloma/Gascogne Blue, Studio Moderne by Michael Berman

If you think of anything, let me know......I will be here.....patiently waiting....and clicking. Clicking away through your website catalog.

Ashbury Mosaic in Powder Blue from the Vibe Collection

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Studio Moderne Paloma 5x8 field, Hollywood Mosaic in Paloma, Gascogne Blue and Roque Gris Limestone Slab. (Really I just love this kitchen photo!!!)

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Bronzo Planking and Sonja Nash Pattern in Creme/Black

Still clicking.......

La Fleur Pattern Noir, Sonja Collection

Wall: Talami Wheat w/ Sobu Espresso 1"x1" Mosaic. Floor: Beaumaniere Light Limestone with Seagrass Limestone

Chevron Field in Silver Dusk, Helsinki Collection

Custom Floor Pattern: London Grey, Lagos Azul and Calacuta Luna Marble

Sigh......I may just have to break down and order:

This photo does not do the book justice. If you click on the photo to enlarge you can make out the embossed pattern. Soon to be available here.

C'mon WZ....cut a girl a break?

20 comments:

Paloma {La Dolce Vita} said...

So many amazing choices! I love the geometric shapes and moroccan influenced tiles.

Bonnie said...

The tile pictures are beautiful! Now I want to see more too. :)

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

Ooohhh look at those delectable tiles. Black linen cover you say???? Hmmmmmmm.


Loved that kitchen pic too!

whimsicalpam said...

Absolutely amazing tile!...and a great blog:)

High-Heeled Foot in the door said...

Wow a black linen cover and the catalog is bound into it! Amazing. I would want one as well.

I'm hoping WZ will see this blog post and send one your way!!

Fingers crossed.

Mrs. Limestone said...

Swoon!!! I love them - especially that black and white rectangular pattern. Just stunning.

Jennifer said...

just beautiful, all of them!

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

It makes sense their catalog would be bound like an art book. Their tiles are definitely art. I lose my mind in their showroom!

kelleyp said...

tile porn. gotta love it. must have a copy but can't see spending $50.00 on such a thing.

. said...

Fabulous! I love the marquis pattern in mica glass,Sonia Nash pattern,La Fleur Pattern Noir and the Lagos Azul and Calacuta Luna Marble floor.

fromtherightbank said...

This is a great collection. It makes me want to go tile something! Love your blog.

Callie Grayson said...

*sigh* i so miss walker zanger!!!
such lovely tiles, I will need to look at their website to see if they ship (maybe I should try my old rep in LA??? see if they are still there)
fantastic post.

Carrie said...

I love the 'embossed' tiles, they just give it that bit more...

Tricia said...

I love that kitchen too!

Kristin said...

Simply gorgeous. Makes me want to renovate!

ALL THE BEST said...

So many amazing choices and all so beautiful! Glad it's you and not me! :-)

What ever you do will look great!

wide open spaces said...

those tiles are off the charts - fantastic. the powder blue moroccan tiles are heaven.

Dumbwit Tellher ♥ said...

Crazed over the clover & marquis tiles. All the images were terrific. What a beautiful post!

(: deb

Annette said...

Nice to see some different tiles than usual. I love the flower shaped ones!

Alana Geikie said...

Cool! Look at picture 11. I love how the flooring was designed with patterned ceramic tiles. It made the room more spacious, elegant and modern. It’s absolutely stunning!