Kitchens and bathrooms are a prime places to showcase striking tiles. We rounded up some of our favorite bathroom tile in this post and were recently thinking about the backsplash in our kitchen. We painted it a pretty blue but would so much rather have a shimmering swath of tile in its place. Unfortunately tile (especially good tile) can be expensive even in a small space like a back splash, but we've been doing research and have found some slightly more affordable options along with some truly inspiring ones:
Modwalls Tile make beautiful, classic tiles and they specialize in eco friendly and sustainable versions that are modern and fun. Check out their line of glass subway tiles and their sale section for ideas.
Heath is now offering a line of Modern Basics Tiles that are less expensive than their other lines but no less classic. It's a great excuse to check out their beautiful LA showroom too.
Try Granada Tiles for locally made completely stunning encaustic tiles. These over the top (in a good way) tiles totally sold Maxwell on his first trip to Intelligentsia. Andwhile they might not be a bargain, they're such beautiful tiles that you don't need to cover much space to make a statement. Choose a couple to use above the stove and then frame the rest with a basic tile like...
For basic subway tiles try a home improvement store like place like Home Depot for an affordable version and even splurge on marble subway tiles.
Cool Tiles has contemporary styles of glass and ceramic tiles at decent prices. You have to dig a bit, but it's worth it for the price.