November 14th, 2007


Two down, 118 more to go.

Modello Cork Tiles

One of the projects in our new building that I am most excited about is doing this stained cork floor, because 1) I think it is truly unique, and 2) I think it is going to look really, really cool, and 3) Cork flooring is hot! We had to wait 4 mos. for the unfinished cork tiles to arrive on a slow boat from China (seriously) so now have to get them done pronto so they can be installed before the furniture arrives.

Modello Cork Tile Detail

I saw this pattern in the HUGE, absolutely gorgeous Taschen book, The World of Ornament and was wierdly drawn to it. It’s not my usual design crush and it feels fun to try something completely different. We are using water-based stains with Modellos and stencils to complete the pattern on each tile. Once it’s installed, I’ll add some umber colorant to the sealer to knock it back a bit.  Just a bit. Fun, huh? I’m just not sure I can bear to let people walk on it!

6 Responses to “Uncorked”

  1. Karen Jorgenson Says:

    you are on crack! That’s really ambitious. It will be beautiful.

  2. Melanie Says:

    Now, you know my only addiction is red wine!

  3. Thersa B Giffin Says:

    Absolutely incredible. I’m hoping you have assistance for this project.

  4. louise Says:

    hello, could you please tell me how I can buy a stencil to do a floor? Thanks, louise

  5. Melanie Says:

    Yes, I have half of our staff working on this project! They are enjoying it in varying degrees…..

    Louise, our stencils and patterns are available through the Royal Design Studio and Modello Designs links on the right. Also responding to your private email.

  6. Julie Hampton Says:

    Wow! This is going to be incredible to see. How many tiles are you making everyone do a day? :)

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