Loving Metro Tiles

23 April 2012 0


I am back from Paris! I think you’ve seen how inspired and happy my prolonged weekend was and of course I came back with a strong inspiration for an upcoming interior design project. I am definitely in love with metro tiles. I enjoyed daily the simple yet beautiful tiles in the Paris metro. The beauty lies in their simplicity: they are white, rectangular, shiny, with flattened edges. So simple. So stylish. So urban. I would love a kitchen backsplash with metro tiles or a bathroom tiled with those beauties. I could see the lower half of the walls covered with metro tiles and the upper half of the walls painted in a sleek anthracite. Oh well, the only thing that I need now is an adequate kitchen and bathroom. Up to then, let’s enjoy the inspiration!

Photography: Kitchen via Red Online; Paris pics by Igor Josifovic


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  • Reply studio13 24 April 2012 at 07:45

    I could not agree moore with you Igor. The most simple things allways looks very cool and stylish if you know how and where to use them :). This kitchen is georgeus by the way! Great idea for a post!

  • Reply Will @ Bright.Bazaar 24 April 2012 at 08:37

    I think you could rock this look in the East wing! For now, the magical fairy lights will suffice! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Reply Igor Josifovic 24 April 2012 at 08:39

      I agree:-) The magical fairy lights are doing their best:-))

  • Reply LatteLisa LisaHjalt 24 April 2012 at 11:55

    love them too!

  • Reply Julie-White Tapestry 24 April 2012 at 16:28

    I have subway tiles on my kitchen walls, and we love them! So easy to clean, they shine and of course…they look cool. Have a beautiful day, warm here on the east coast!

  • Reply Gerard McGuickin 24 April 2012 at 21:37

    Very simple & clean. Great typography. Cool indeed ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply Barbara Elza Hirsch 25 April 2012 at 01:51

    Igor, I just got back from Paris as well, and just wrote a blog post about design and le Musée d’Orsay! Feel free to check it out and comment as well. In the metro, I too admired the tile work and agree it is amazing! did you notice the frame surrounding each rectangle nameplate which contains the name of the station? It is based on a color-coordinated system: brown tiles for normal stations, green tiles for terminal and transfer stations, and pale blue for the station “Madeleine”! I enjoyed reading you.

  • Reply holly@hvhinteriors 25 April 2012 at 09:36

    ah yes! It would be crazy not to appreciate the simple stylishness of subway tiles – I love them too!


  • Reply Nina 26 April 2012 at 01:01

    Love love love subway tiles, so simple yet chic. We have them in our shower.

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