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Tivoli Black Gold Blend; Jindesu restaurant, Imperial Floor Covering/Shawmut Design & Construction

Annie’s hard at work on her home reno, and she’s been having a blast sourcing materials. One of her favorite finds was for, of all places, the guest bath. She looked at dozens of tile stores and suppliers before coming across Hakatai, the Ashland, Oregon–based importer and distributor of some pretty dazzling glass mosaic tiles since 1997, but once she discovered them, she knew she had exactly what she wanted.

Hakatai specializes in, among other designs, those fabulously convenient sheets of small, beautifully iridescent glass tiles that work perfectly on kitchen backsplashes and breakfast bars, on shower walls, on tables, on floors, in pools, and on pretty much any other flat surface that could use a shot of brilliant color. They’re a green-minded company (they even offset the environmental impacts of their energy use by adding 35,000 kilowatt hours of clean, renewable electricity to the Northwest energy system each year), and some of their lines, like the Calliope series, are partially made of recycled bottles and other waste glass. How cool is that?

Bonus: Hakatai tile is affordable, so your design budget won’t go bust just by looking at it. No wonder it’s become a favorite of architects, contractors, and interior designers, for a variety of building and reno projects, from hotels and restaurants residential homes. Stay tuned for the big reveal of Annie’s guest bath, but in the meantime, take a peek at these inspiring projects created with Hakatai tiles.


Ashland-e Crystal Blue; residential bathroom, Cantilever Design, Victoria Chow Photography

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Horizon Maritime Blue Blend; residential bathroom

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Aventurine Safari Blend; residential kitchen

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Luster Willow; residential bathroom, Winn Wittman Architecture, Coles Hairston Photography

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deb @ PaintedFurnitureBarn July 29, 2013 at 1:49 pm

When we put an addition on our house, I remember that the most fun I ever had was picking out tile for the new master bath. I love the frosted glass in shades of blues and greens!


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