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Spanish Tiles Are a Must for Pattern Inspiration

If you’re a pattern and design lover like we are at Design Pool, Spain needs to be on your bucket list. Narrow that down even further to southern Spain, where the decorative Spanish tiles used in the architecture will blow you away. On a recent trip to Seville, it was inspiration overload walking through the impressive Real Alcazar, the winding streets of the Jewish quarter, and (seemingly) all the public spaces. When you’re in Andalucia, you can see and feel the different cultures and religions that lived here together during the city’s rich past.

Need some inspiration? Check out these Spanish Tiles for a dose of color and pattern inspiration!

It was fascinating to see tiles having one pattern up close, and then often another that only comes into focus when you step back. The mixing of patterns within one room and building was also bold and exciting.

It was not only the tiles that led to inspiration overload, the buildings were covered in beautiful color combinations. There was something extra special about the light in Seville. At certain times of the day it felt as if the whole city was glowing.

What do you travel for? Family history, inspiration, food? What is a favorite destination for color or pattern inspiration? If you’re a tile lover, definitely add Spain to your list and maybe Portugal too!

Photo credit: David Hansen or Kristin Crane

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Kristin Crane

Kristin Crane has designed jacquard designs for the home furnishing and residential jobber market for many years, with mills in the US and in China. Today, she writes about pattern and design trends for Design Pool from her home in Providence, Rhode Island. When not writing about fabric, she can be found weaving in her home studio or hiking along the Rhode Island coast.


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