Craving a little color in your home? Perhaps you’d like to add a little excitement or passion somewhere that is lacking much of……anything? Tired of a drab wall surface? Somewhere in your pallet of nuetrals consider some reds, shimmery blues, metallics, or a vibrant mural! The ARCH has many earth tone colors but we also have a very large selection of mosaic glass as well as complimentary vibrant glass knobs. Imagine a wall area you are thinking about changing with some vivid colors, shine, or texture.
If you like the idea of a tile gradation as shown here, it is not so difficult to do, you simply remove a few blue glass squares from the sheets of tiles gradually removing more and more blues as they blend into all whites. The sky’s the limit on what can be done with a gradation.
Imagine this bathroom below with a solid white flat painted wall before the “shimmerfly” glass tiles were added. The tiles add so much to an otherwise plain space.
Mosaic tile come on 12″x12″ sheets for the most part. There are many mosaic sizes to consider: 1×1 inch, 2×2 inch, 1×4 inch, 1×6 inch, 1/2 x 1/2 inch, square, round, and ovals. Surfaces include: shiny, opaque, textured, reflective, matte, clear, and more.
Handmade glass knobs add a great complimentary accessory to glass tile installations.If there is a glass color you like among the mosaic selection we can create knobs with that color as a center for any glass knob. Shown here are a few examples of glass knobs. If, for example, you prefer a blue center on the white knob, this is an easy order! Available in many assorted colors at The ARCH. By late September several selections will be available through our online market.
Glass tiles can also be blended with clay tiles as well if you have a beautiful piece you want to stand out. I recommend you play with the pieces until you see something you like. Also available are river stone sheets that you can manipulate in a number of ways.Below is an example in development for our Forno Bravo wood-fired oven arch with river stone and metallic clay glazes which will create a highly textured playful surface with interesting hand-pressed tiles, medallions and swirls that can stand a little smoke from time to time.
I created a cardboard arch template to fit the oven arch and laid out some ideas. I’ll share the final result when
Design services available for tile layouts and wood-fired oven designs. Just give The ARCH a call at 828 253 5455 or visit http://www.thearchnc.com