Petracer, a luxury Italian ceramic company, caught our attention with their two new collections of Victorian inspired tiles, the Capitonne Collection and the 800 Italian Collection. Both have the elegance, craftsmanship and attention to detail of bygone eras.
These collections recall the classic design elements of the late 19th century. The Victorians loved ornament, whether it be carved, painted or woven. Petracer has captured that love of decoration in their ceramic tiles. Fine details are the focus rather than strong color. The color palette for the Petracer collections features white tiles with occasional tiles in black, red, silver or gold.
The 800 Italian Collection has the tag line “Il Classico che Non C’era” or “the classic that wasn’t”. These tiles are exactly that. You won’t find them in a historic home, but they look right at home in a Victorian style or classic bathroom of today. An ordinary bath will feel grand with these sculpted tiles. Large floor tiles are wonderfully accented by diamond rosettes.
The Capitonne Collection has a trompe l’oeil feeling to the tiles. Less detailed, and with a more modern feeling, the Capitonne tiles add dimension to the wall or shower enclosure. A wall of these beautiful tiles looks like tufted fabric. The silver or gold accents can be chosen to match your bathroom fixtures.
If you have a traditional or classic bathroom, especially one with a claw foot tub in the Victorian style, consider finding historically inspired tiles for the floor and shower surround.
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