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April 18, 2017, 06:24 PM

Terracotta on trend

By Shirley Kay

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Antique terracotta floor tiles Luciano Amato

London West, UK - Terracotta has featured in homes throughout history and has been used for flooring, walls, roofs, urns, pots and sculptures. The reddish brown earth colour gives warmth and instant character. It evokes a relaxing Mediterranean feel together with strength, durability and easy care. So no wonder it has been a popular on trend choice for 2017 either just as a colour or for the material itself.

The current trend also encourages the desire to seek out unglazed terracotta and to discover more interesting shapes. The April issue of Elle Decoration states that terracotta has long been used creatively from small ancient Greek figures to the somewhat larger Terracotta Army made for the Chinese Emperor, Qin Shi Huang. They even describe the trend as a terracotta takeover.

See the links below for terracotta design inspiration. Decoist shows twenty interiors using the warmth and beauty of terracotta. The National Design Academy blog explores numerous design ideas for terracotta from architectural features to a simple painted wall. See Pinterest for more design ideas including salvowebpins.

Images show just a few of the gorgeous terracotta decorative items, flooring or reclaimed building materials for sale on the SalvoWEB online marketplace.

Decoist: 20 Interiors That Embrace the Warm, Rustic Beauty of Terracotta Tiles
National Design Academy: Interior Design Trends 2017; Terracotta

Story Type:  Feature

ID: 99837

Date Modified: April 19, 2017, 10:39 PM

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