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As Seen On: This Old House Magazine

March, 2014

Patio with a Past & Ceramic House Numbers                            

 

This Old House Magazine

 

 

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Hexagon Tierra High Fired
Handcrafted Terra Cotta
Floor Tile

Venture into the great outdoors and you just may find new ways to maximize your home's living space. Consider the charmingly weathered elements on this terrace, which has all the features of a cozy indoor family room-outside the back door. "I wanted to create a room where nothing is too precious, so there's no worry if it rains or the retriever climbs on the furniture," says its designer, Cindy Rinfret, author of Greenwich Style (Rizzoli). But the room retains a certain formality thanks, in part, to the limestone mantel and the mirror framed with a salvaged window guard above it. Neoclassical elements in stone and iron-a column capital, urns, obelisks, and the mirror's garland motif-plus a neutral color palette give the space an elegant feel. For ways to assemble a sophisticated outdoor room of your own, read on.

 

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Blue Mexican Talavera
House Number Tile

Before home delivery, pretty much all anyone needed to send a
letter was the addressee's name and city. But once mail carriers started
making rounds door-to-door, in 1863, house numbers became a
requirement for home postal service. One way to make a virtue of this
practical necessity is with tile numbers that can add a touch of color
and craftsmanship to virtually any style of home.

 

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Sunflower 3D
Talavera Ceramic
House Number

Many include holes for hanging or a frame option to create a plaque.
For those that don't, make your own frame by cutting tiling backer
board to size, mounting the numbers with constrution adhesive, and
trimming out the sides with cedar strips. Here, 16 of our favorite takes
to boost your curb appeal with an artisan look.

 

 

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