Spanish Tile Makes a Splash

Interior design is obviously important in any home, but even more so when the home is a $1.3 million centerpiece to a Street of Dreams event.

February 01, 2001

Interior design is obviously important in any home, but even more so when the home is a $1.3 million centerpiece to a Street of Dreams event. The House of Tomorrow II, built by US Home Corp., is a Spanish hacienda meant to exude old European charm while highlighting the best of today’s technology for Las Vegas’ parade of homes.

Interior designer Charles Riley Associates of New York was given the design directive of finishing the interior in the style of an old world hacienda, so they looked to Spanish tile as a natural choice.

"We began researching haciendas in South America, Spain and Portugal and discovered ceramic tile applications that are just not typical of any period of American architecture, particularly on walls outside of bath and kitchen areas," says Charles Riley.

Eight of Spain’s premier tile manufacturers donated over 5000 square feet of the latest floor and wall tile products to the home. What impressed Riley most was the variety of product and the ease of application for even the most complicated designs.

"The tile collections are really tile systems, easily mixed and matched with a wide selection of accents and trim pieces. It was very easy to create a detailed, finished look," says Riley.

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