Handmade Moroccan Tile

This post is sponsored by Zia Tile. All opinions are 100% my own. Thank you for supporting the brands we truly love!

Do you remember where we started with this space? We have tackled it slowly one project at a time and it is almost complete. We were so excited to partner with Zia Tile to add a handmade Moroccan tile backsplash! The texture is beautiful and each tile is a piece of art in its own right. 

As a reminder, here was the original mood board for our space. With any DIY project, we always recommend creating a mood board to help visualize how the space will look before you start your project! Trust us, it will save you time and money! To make mood boards, try an app like Canva. 


We have altered a few things from this original mood board (like furniture due to COVID-19 delays), but overall, we have worked within the initial design concept.  

For this project, we selected Unglazed Natural Terracotta Zellige from Zia Tile! We love how the unadulterated terra-cotta, unglazed natural zellige is timeless and authentic. 

Straight from the Moroccan desert, unglazed zellige tiles are recognizable for their organic appearance.

The tiles are handmade and manufactured by artisans with generations of experience. For zellige, once the clay is found and softened, a skilled craftsmen flattens the clay into square shapes by hand. The perfect imperfection is what sets Moroccan zellige apart from every other tile on Earth. 

We love adding home features that tell a story and the handmade zellige tiles have a beautiful one to tell! Did you happen to notice how we also incorporated a French tile into the design? 

We found four of these vintage cicada tiles at Antiques on Holiday when we were on vacation in April. The tiles are handmade and were found in Southern Provence. Did you know that cicada's are a Provençal symbol of good fortune and happiness? For the full history of La Cigale, click here

We may never know the story of how/when these cicada antique tiles were made, but when we saw them, we knew they were special! To our surprise, they were the exact same size as the zellige tiles handmade in Morocco! It was truly a match made in Heaven. 

This room has seen quite the transformation and now serves as my husband's office and music room. We painted, added copper ceiling tiles, switched out the lighting, and built new wood countertops! The zellige tile couldn't be more perfect. 

We have one final project (which we will be sharing very soon), but for now we are enjoying this space! 




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