The Desert Wildflowers Collection of ceramic tiles is a collaboration between Country Floors and Julia Buckingham. A noted American interior designer and author whose eponymous studio is based in Chicago, Ms. Buckingham resides and designs for part of each year in Arizona. There, she found inspiration for the tile in the desert flora of the southwestern United States. The six-inch square tiles are modern, abstract watercolor interpretations of blooms found on wildflowers native to the great plains and desert southwest. In nature, the fragile, fleeting beauty and vibrant colors of these blooms often appear in striking contrast to the backdrop of their neutral, arid and roughly textured habitat. This is reflected in the movement and layering of the glaze colors across the tile. Each of the five tile colors is named after wildflower species that inspired it. The watery tones and bold movement of this tile would be complemented in an interior scheme by neutral material adjacencies that call for such a modern art sculpted color infusion. These might include limestone, terracotta, marble, stainless steel, aged brass or wood. Desert Wildflowers tiles are suitable for all vertical applications including wet areas.
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