Borrowed from Moorish influences, patios with patterned tile are everywhere these days. Call it the new outdoor rug.
As effective as a rug when it comes to transforming outdoor space into an instant room, tile is also impervious to weather. We’re jumping on the trend:
Above: Photograph by Cory Walter courtesy of Commune.
In Los Angeles, custom concrete tiles manufactured in Mexico flow indoors and out, from kitchen to courtyard, at Commune Design co-founder Ramin Shamshiri’s home. For more of the project, see Steal This Look: An Exotic Tiled Kitchen on Remodelista.
Above: The inspiration: Morocco. Photography courtesy of Maryam Montague and Artisan Books.
In Marrakesh, a courtyard takes center stage in a home, author Maryam Montague learned after moving sight unseen to Morocco with her family. See more at Required Reading: Marrakesh by Design.
Above: LA-based garden designer Judy Kameon updated a 1930s California courtyard with concrete tile. See more in 10 Garden Ideas to Steal from California.
Above: Interior designer Alexandra Angle combined a Southern California palette with Scandinavian accents at a home in LA’s Los Feliz neighborhood. For more of this project, see Designer Visit: Alexandra Angle in Los Angeles on Remodelista.
Above: Ann Sacks Tile & Stone sells Popham Design’s Paccha line of cement encaustic tiles. For more information, see Windows, Floors & Walls: Ann Sacks Paccha Tiles on Remodelista.
Do want to play with pattern? See more of our favorite tiles:
- Exotic Tiles: Kitchen on Remodelista.
- Saigon Story: Crazy Quilt Tile in a Courtyard Garden.
- Curb Appeal: Black and White Mosaic Tile from London.
Finally, are you planning a Decks & Patios project? Learn everything you need to know on to get started with our Hardscaping 101: Decks & Patios 101 guide.