Design Spotlight: Surfaces + Textures by Wendy Ackerman

An artist's viewpoint and a talented tile setter created these original mosiac designs

September 20, 2018

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Wendy Ackerman 

Ackerman Art & Design

Paradise, Valley, Ariz.

The craft of mosaic tile is timeless, practical, and beautiful. These unique applications provide ease of maintenance and durability and are one-of-a-kind art pieces that enhance and distinguish the interiors of these homes.

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Mosaics can be applied to myriad existing surfaces and transcend all styles of interiors, whether traditional, country, mountain rustic, old world, contemporary, or modern.


The glass mosaic for this kitchen remodel marries practicality with beauty in an original artwork. The piece is easy to maintain and the texture, color, and subject matter work seamlessly to create a casual, relaxed atmosphere (Photo: Phil Kofahl Photography).


Reinterpreted in marble, a pixelated mosaic pattern unifies this large space with a swirling design in six soft tones (Photography: Laura Moss Photography).


An iridescent glass mosaic sparkles in a guest bath, blurring the lines between where the floor ends and the wall begins (Photo: Laura Moss Photography).


A custom waterfall design of glass tiles becomes an artistic focal point of the living room (Photo: Phil Kofahl Photography).


A marble mosaic clad wall created to correct gap between wall and tub extends upward from floor of same material (Photo: Phil Kofahl Photography).


An original mosaic art panels fill void of high ceilings in living room adding; drama, shine , movement, and color (Photo: Phil Kofahl Photography).


A butler’s pantry brings outside colors in where a floor of hand cut marble tile mosaic contrasts against ivory lacquer cabinets (Photo: Phil Kofahl Photography).


Powder room floor of hand cut marble  mosaic tile draws the eye to outside garden while complimenting the lines of  antique dressing table  (Photo: Laura Moss Photography)

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Marble and stamped gold leaf stone mosaic tile insets into wall to frame mirror, glass storage cabinet, and is repeated to incorporate window in this bathroom (Photo: Phil Kofahl Photography).


This rendering was created for a large billboard to be executed in glass tile mosaic and backlit (Photo: Phil Kofahl Photography).

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