Malibu and Catalina Potteries Tile Door Surround

by THAT Painter Lady

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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:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v237/pazzaglia/Mosaics/dolphin_kitchen_mosaic_close.jpg

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,
Laura
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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:

http://www.calpot.com/index.html

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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