Malibu and Catalina Potteries Tile Door Surround

by THAT Painter Lady


We just bought, and will soon move into, a home which I *think* is hacienda style, even though it is located in Italy!
I was looking for advice on how to snazzy-up the entrance wither with paint, or tile or mosaic.. or…?

The front door definitely needs some definition and distinction.

My instinct is to “drape” a mosaic over it.

The house is near the sea, and I have previously made a mosaic of two dolphins, so I was wondering about re-making it but with the tails of the dolphins climbing around the sides of the door frame (only top 1/6th or so).

But.. I’m too close to it, would it ruin the look?

Here is the mosaic I’m talking about:

Another Idea, was maybe to to put some loud tiles around the edge? But how and in what combination?
I don’t know, I definitely look forward to ideas, and I’m enjoying your websites very much!
Thank you,
Hi Laura…
It’s not low (one story) as most U.S. Hacienda style homes are.
And the arched openings have a detail that is much like a California Mission style.
What I noticed is the lack of color.
Instead of the dolphin mosaic or anything so “artistic” I would suggest a more classic Malibu and Catalina Potteries tile door surround.

Check out the tile style here:

top juegos July 15, 2009 at 3:26 am

exelent post! gracias!!!

Remodel Bathroom Chicago July 17, 2009 at 8:24 am

that door pic is amazing.

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