This House Has The Most Mesmerizing Tile

Would you expect any less from the owners of Heath Ceramics?

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Laura Resen

For their Victorian home in Sausalito, California, the owners of Heath Ceramics splashed out with handmade tile and tables set with their iconic dishware. Prepare to fall in love with every room.

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1 The Hearth Of The Home Is Its Heart, Too.
Laura Resen

The owners of Heath Ceramics, Catherine Bailey and Robin Petravic, installed a vintage Firehood fireplace by Malm in the dining room of their 1896 Victorian in Sausalito, California. It instantly became the focal point of room, especially when set against a wall covered in Heath Tapestry tile in two glazes, Gunmetal and Hematite.

Credits: table and chairs, Matthew Hilton for Case; pendants, Adam Silverman

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2 Copper Warms Up The Blue Walls.
Laura Resen

The copper exterior of the kitchen's 1940s Chambers range gleams like a shiny penny, contrasting with the breezy cabinet color, Pratt & Lambert's November. The backsplash is Heath Hex tile.

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3 This Proves Monochrome Can Be Bold, Not Boring.
Laura Resen

In the study, a painting by Sausalito artist Walter Kuhlman is hung on shiplap paneling painted in Pratt & Lambert Midsummer Gale.

Credits: chair, Crate & Barrel

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4 The Counters Were Chosen For How They'll Age Over Time.
Laura Resen

Materials with character add depth to a kitchen. Bailey and Petravic chose a zinc countertop for their island—a metal that will eventually develop a beautiful blue-gray patina while still being tough enough for food prep. And while the vintage copper stove has been treated to maintain its luster, the counter trim in the same material will burnish, especially in Sausalito's sea air. "I like things that look like they've been through stuff," Petravic says.

Credits: stools, Design Within Reach

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5 You Don't Need Wall Art When You Have Eye-Catching Tile Patterns.
Laura Resen

In the wet bar, an intricate pattern created by a combination of Heath's unglazed Hex and Diamond tiles was inspired by a Mexican rug.

Credits: artwork, Tung Chiang

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6 Shades Of Blue Turn This Bathroom Into An Oasis.
House Beautiful

Heath tile left over from a commercial project surrounds this soaking tub in the guest bath, which the couple renovated more than a decade ago. Three shades of green—Meadow, Jade, and Seafoam—evoke a spa-like tranquility.

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7 Even The Dishware Coordinates With The Home.
Laura Resen

Modern colors update the simple, soulful forms of the Heath Coupe dinnerware, created by company founder Edith Heath in 1948. The Heath Ceramics flatware is a new offering.

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