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Tiles with Style is a decorative ceramic tile studio that is owned and
operated solely by master tile artist, Diane H. Holycross.
Diane specializes in
custom hand made / handmade, shaped, mosaic, decorative tiles. She is very
well known for her quality craftsmanship, elegant designs, and fully custom
colorations. And yet, her tiles are much more than just
decorative ceramic tile — Diane's purpose is to create a unique work of
art, ornament, and architecture in your ceramic tile mosaic border, kitchen
backsplash mosaic, tile countertops, ceramic floor mosaic tiles, fireplace
mosaic tile designs, bathroom ceramic tile surrounds, and custom hand made
tiles. Her ceramic tile design ideas are endless!
LOOSE, handmade, decorative, shower safe tiles that are ready for immediate
shipment, click the links in the GREEN RIGHT
Check out this absolutely lovely sliced pebble stone, pool, koi lily pond tiles
installation. It's absolutely gorgeous. Thank you, my repeat-customer Paula for
NOTE: these are my old-style koi and lily flowers.
They have been discontinued but replace by new designs, as one must embrace
change to grow.
Creativity at it's finest. Look at this magnificent loose trout tile
This is a spectacular application using a variety of rock / stone/
pebble material. This incredible masterpiece was created by our client Renee
Harris. Every inch was thought out to perfection!
At Tiles with Style, we specialize in top-quality, handmade, decorative
ceramic tile, top-view fish for your sliced pebble / polished pebble, and
stone shower, bathroom, and kitchen floor installations.
This is an outstanding example of a well-designed, customer installation of a
koi pond tile and stone shower floor. The use of multiple color sliced
pebble and round pebbles, and glass tiles were a brilliant design
choice. Joey create a water-effect and depth in the water, of this custom
rock shower koi fish floor. FABULOUS job Joey C. of
Toluca Lake, California You totally rock! No pun intended!!!
What better inspiration than Mother Earth; Gaia. She is an amazing pallet
of colors, shapes, and sizes. She is also love, just like this doe and fawn,
animal mosaic - themed ceramic tile design.
Check out this amazing, shower ceramic tile design idea. Can you just
imagine entering your house or should I say "home" each day to a short stroll
across a lovely, ceramic tile, mosaic floor designed as a turtle /
lily / koi pond? Or, perhaps stepping into a tranquil, flowing
ceramic mosaic tile stream to take a shower?
WOW! This is one of the
most amazing ceramic tile trout shower streams that I've created. Can you
imagine waking up in the morning and stepping into this custom ceramic tile
shower? Sit on the shower bench amidst a flowing waterfall with ceramic
tile trout / fish, lily pads, lotus flowers, and rocks. It's a simple tile
design, but has a lot of punch. If you look close, you can even see the
unexpected; a set of heron tracks on the water's edge.
This is another waterfall shower that was based on the trout
stream, tub surround ceramic tile installation shown above. This one has
less elements, only rainbow trout shaped fish tiles and lily pad
mosaic ceramic tiles. The water colors are a steel blue and mossy
combination; creating a very natural looking stream.
Design idea: Although this rock-lined stream
is comprised of handmade tiles, it could also be used in conjunction with sliced
pebble stones, polished pebble tiles, micro pebble tiles, etc. This would lower
cost a bit and make your next rock shower floor the talk of the town.
Click the picture for an enlargement.
Check out this awesome freshwater fish, ceramic tile mosaic,
kitchen backsplash. It would look wonderful in any waterfront home; or even a
houseboat kitchen as a backsplash!
We make our tiles the old-fashion way; by hand, not molded.
Quality like this takes time, because each tile is handled about 12-15 times.
Our ceramic tile design ideas are mostly nature-based.
I very much enjoy "painting" with my shaped, mosaic, handmade ceramic tiles.
And I'm especially fond of the salmon stream ceramic tile backsplashes
that I design. This mosaic tile design idea came from the streams behind
my studio that used to run wild with salmon.
"I have created well over a 2000 different mosaic designs that can be found
worldwide and as you can see from my website, that is 100's of thousands of
A ceramic tile design with a look and feel that will never go out of
style are monochrome leaf mosaic ceramic tiles. These tile leaves
are classic and elegant with an earthy, rustic look and feel. They look great
with nearly any decor. Thanks to Nancy Anderson for the pictures.
Check out this ceramic tile coral reef mosaic tile shower. This mosaic
ceramic tile design idea was inspired by the plentitude of sealife / sea
life of the Great Barrier Reef.
If you visit our coral reef page in the left column under aquatic, nearly
directly left, you can click the picture for an enlargement and see more great
coral reef / tropical mosaic (shaped) ceramic tile designs. Thanks for
the pictures Jane!
Another incredible recent installation is this tropical, beach, heron mosaic
ceramic tile bathroom shower and bathroom sink backsplash tile installation.
For more great pictures of the custom ceramic tile installation, see our
Showers; tropical link in the left column, or click the picture above.
There is an entire page dedicated to this exquisite installation.
you haven't heard about the Great Awakening that is happening throughout the
world. I have a new book coming out called ASK, SEEK, KNOCK. When it is
finished, you will be able to find it for FREE by clicking this link to my The
It discusses all the different types of spiritual travel we do
in our "organic body suits," during what you might think as "dream-time."
The angels/gods tell me that I'm not only a master of handmade
tiles, but also a master of inter-dimensional travel, day-dreams, astral
projection, dream walking, and much more! My spirit guides said that I should
write a book about it, because, "The whole world will read your book."
Their words; not mine.
ASK, SEEK, KNOCK is now on my website in .html
format, along with numerous channeled messages from my "Twin Flame" or "Divine
Husband," Coeus, God of Intellect.
So if you are starting to experience some unusually vivid
dreams, frightening dreams, flying out of your body, astral projecting, dream
walking, experiencing deja-vu, synchronicities or coincidences, check out my
book on inter-dimensional travel. It will be very enlightening.
If you are feeling disoriented or experiencing a
temporarily paralysis with a bright light shining down from above, you will
DEFINITELY want to read my book and messages. Time is literally ending and you
ARE experiencing "time" related events such as shifts, slips or slippage,
splits, and time loops, all while experiencing the "truths" of The Holy Father.
NOTHING is what you have learned; be prepared for the greatest event of all
"time;" the SHIFT, or be lost in the data when the walls come crashing down.
Ultimately, it is your choice, as it IS a free-will planet.
My inspiration for this ceramic tile design idea was our
Father/Mother/God. The four elements of air, earth, water, and fire.
Hands of God
Check out this handmade ceramic tile tree of life mosaic tile sink
back splash / backsplash. We call it, "The Hands of God." The
Japanese Maple tiles have a hand-like appearance, reaching out to all that
embrace its beauty. For more pictures, please
click this link.
One of artist, Diane H. Holycross' favorite designs to create
are heron / marsh ceramic tile designs. There is something about the
peace of a heron peacefully standing among cattail shaped tiles that brings
instant peace to any room in your home. Originally my mosaic tile design idea
for herons came from my departed husband, Roger's memorial design. Roger
reminded me of the elegance, peacefulness, and strong nature of a heron.
Beauty of the Marsh
If you look closely at the picture on the right, it appears
that the heron is watching a small, red dragonfly tile that is tucked
into the cattail tiles. You can see more great pictures of bird ceramic
tiles under our Birds link to the left. Or click here.
Pelicans in Flight
I know all of you are probably getting tired of me saying, "WOW!" but if the
shoe fits. Just look at this beautiful beach motif ceramic tile fireplace
design in San Clemente, California. Our client Cindy J. doesn't even have to
go the beach, she can just gaze at her very own custom, handmade ceramic tile
beach scene in her very own living space.
"I just wanted to let you know that our fireplace you designed is the center
of attention. I could not be more impressed with the quality of your work and
your vision. You articulated with tiles exactly what a beach in San Clemente Ca
would look like. The pelicans in flight , the lobster, the egret, the sea glass,
the sand dollars, it is amazing how each piece is so slightly different. a very
proud owner of a Tiles with Styles fireplace." Cindy J., San Clemente,
Click these links to see more pictures of beach
ceramic tiles and this beach scene ceramic tile
Something new for 2013! I'm very excited about this new
design I'm offering. I call it my weeping tree ceramic tile series. There are
many trees that have branches that hang and this one was no exception. It lends
itself perfectly to this design.
Click the picture for a close-up view of the design
WOW, what a beautiful ceramic tile bathroom floor. It is truly a
very Zen-like experience to enter this room. The ceramic tile koi in this
lily pond bathroom / shower floor
match the gorgeous orange quartz countertop...exquisite!
This fully vitrified, decorative ceramic tile floor was definitely a
labor of love. My client Sandy Harris ordered LOOSE ceramic tile koi, lily
pads, lily flowers, rocks, and round tiles from Tiles with Style and
integrated them with some additional manufactured tiles to create a mosaic
tile masterpiece in her house. Major kudos'!
Click this picture to seem more pictures of this incredible mosaic
ceramic tile design idea inspiration!
My client Jackie C. had very specific elements she wanted for her kitchen /
stovetop backsplash ceramic tile mosaic. I managed to fit them all into this
lovely marsh ceramic tile mosaic and coordinated her tile (glaze)
colors with her entire color pallet. Click the picture below to see more
floor ceramic tiles
I've been asked in my own house many times, "Is it OK to walk on your
floor? The answer is "YES!" They are made from earthenware and
porcelain clays. Making them extremely strong and fully vitrified. Visit my
FAQ's link for more info.
For more sunflower ceramic tile ideas. Click
this link or the link in the left column.
take time to read my FREE book called, ASK, SEEK, KNOCK.
It talks about the different types of spiritual travel we do
out of our "organic body suits," during what you might think as "dream-time."
The angels and/or "Gods," tell me that I'm not only a master
of handmade tiles, but also a master of inter-dimensional travel, day-dreams,
astral projection, dream walking, and much more! They asked me a number of years
ago to keep a journal of my "adventures," and write a book about it, because,
"The whole world will read your book."
Their words; not mine.
you might ask? You be the judge after reading my book AND the channeled
messages from Coeus, God of Intellect, who is my "divine compliment," or
what some refer to as a "twin flame."
So, if you are starting to experience some unusually vivid
dreams, frightening dreams, flying out of your body, astral projecting, dream
walking, experiencing deja-vu, synchronicities or coincidences, during the time
of this "Great Awakening," please check out my book on inter-dimensional travel.
It will be very enlightening.
website can be accessed by conveniently clicking this link.
Just look at this lovely ceramic tile leaf rug floor design. My client
Stacy S. from Traverse City, Michigan, created this incredible ceramic tile
foyer / entry rug floor design with a few square feet of leaf tiles
and some manufactured ceramic tiles.
When I first opened Stacy's email attachment with the picture
of her new leaf ceramic tile mosaic rug, I actually thought it was a
woven rug. Then duh, I realized it was a picture of the ceramic tile leaves
that I sent to her for her loose, shaped-leaf / mosaic leaf tile order. I
must be working too many hours in the studio. :)
If you look closely you can see the leaf ceramic tile
colors blend perfectly with Stacy's manufactured tiles, making this a truly
customized ceramic tile installation. I accomplished this because Stacy
visited my Ordering link in the right column. It
explained EXACTLY what I needed to create the rug ceramic tile design she
required for her foyer floor.
Now you can bring the outdoors, in, and create the room of your dreams with
custom handmade shaped decorative ceramic tile mosaics by Diane H. Holycross
of Tiles with Style.
Contact me to order your custom ceramic tile mosaic today!
staircase / stair riser ceramic tiles
Remember, click our Ordering link in the right-hand column for details on
how to get that truly custom look in your next ceramic tile installation,
just like Carol L. of Texas did with this 100% custom ceramic tile flower /
flowered staircase / stairway / risers.
And if want a specific color grout, and can't find it anywhere, see my
ALL of my designs are
100% customized ceramic tiles....they can
virtually be used ANYWHERE...your kitchen ceramic tile backsplashes,
tiles, shower floor ceramic tiles, fireplace ceramic tiles, hearth
ceramic tiles, and stair risers / staircase tiles, for
commercial and residential ceramic tiles.
Isn't this brunette mermaid ceramic
tile just lovely. You can even have her breasts discretely hidden by a
passing tropical fish, or have her in the raw...it's totally up to your
discretion. Check out my Mermaid and
Tropical pages for great
ceramic tile tropical mosaics for your next tropical bathroom ceramic
tile backsplash, kitchen tropical back splash, or an outdoor
kitchen tiled backsplash!
shower ceramic tiles
Swim into adventure with my ceramic tile turtle ponds, ceramic tile trout,
tropical fish, ceramic tile salt water fish,
ceramic tile trout,
salmon tile, or ceramic tile
fresh water fish. My
ceramic tiles are handmade and hand painted and perfect for your next
indoor shower floor ceramic tile or outdoor shower tile installation.
This beautiful outdoor ceramic tile turtle / lily pond shower is the gem of the
neighborhood. Bring the bounty of our beautiful Father/Mother/God's beauty into
your next ceramic tile installation with hand made, fully vitrified
ceramic tile shower. You won't be sorry you did!
And don't forget about your next dog shower ceramic tiles. Our dog
biscuit tiles and dog paw / track tiles are "petacular!"
Designed by Teton Tile and Design, Jackson, WY
kitchen backsplash ceramic tiles
Check out these two beautiful kitchen tile backsplashes (studio layout.)
The first is a stove area bass tile and bull rush / cattail tile
backsplash / back splash. For more pictures, see my
The b>kitchen ceramic tile backsplash pictures below, feature blue gill
fish ceramic tiles, a turtle tile, and crawfish tile. This
freshwater fish tile design is a sink backsplash for a kitchen. More
pictures can be seen under my blue gill link
Most of my tiles need to be seen up close, or in person to see the beautiful
colors and textures, just like one of these b>bluegill fish ceramic tiles.
Even the smallest critter needs detail. Just like this crawfish shaped
ceramic tile. ALL of my tiles are shaped ceramic tiles, NOT designs
painted on square tiles.
outdoor ceramic tiles
As stated before, all of my decorative, handmade mosaic tiles can
virtually be used anywhere. Just look at these two unique outdoor
ceramic tile koi ponds.
All of my handmade decorative ceramic tile designs are
uniquely designed to each client. I NEVER
duplicate any mosaic tile design, so please don't ask! This is functional
art, not manufactured tiles. The ceramic tile fountain above features my
standard koi ceramic tiles.
Remember, I do ship internationally too! This ceramic tile lily pond fountain
is located in the United Kingdom (UK).
When designing outdoor ceramic tile fountains,
I like to use wavy
water tiles behind the waterfall area in a vertical configuration. This
koi ceramic tiles appear to be falling out of a waterfall down into the
pond. The koi ceramic tiles used in this ceramic tile fountain are
my fancy tail ceramic tile koi fish.
I have a large waterfall planned for an outdoor kitchen ceramic tile design
that will go on the Tiles with Style deck that protrudes off the front of my
studio. It will feature 3D tiles.
This kitchen ceramic tile, autumn leaf backsplash is located in Japan.
My Japanese client, Kenneth Ishikawa also purchased a koi pond tile border
for his bathroom.
shower mosaic ceramic tiles
Tiles with Style I make 100% customizable
decorative handmade, shaped ceramic tile mosaics. I pride myself on
creative collaboration with clients, architects, designers, and contractors.
great care during the design process
to assure that your designs are never duplicated so that you can be sure that
decorative ceramic tile artwork is a one-of-a-kind masterpiece.
We can create nearly any floral ceramic tiles. Below is a hibiscus
ceramic tile design with ceramic tile flamingos. See my
Flowers and Flamingo pages
for more pictures.
Each hand made shaped tile is painstakingly crafted using white, red,
tan, cream, or marbled medium-fire earthenware and porcelain clays, with bits of
nature as their theme.
All ceramic tiles are FULLY vitrified to last for
generations to come!
Above is a 100% custom, shaped, ceramic tile mosaic lily pond
shower floor tile design. What a great way to start off your day. A
peaceful oasis at your very feet. You'll never want to leave your shower!
Note: If you have neuropathy in your feet, my showers aren't for you.
If you don't, they have a fantastic massaging feeling!
This is a matching double-sink
area turtle pond ceramic tile floor (studio layout...not grouted). There is also
a commode area just outside the shower.
picture above for an enlargement.
As you can see from the two
pictures above, my work really comes to life when grouted.
"Oh, my God! I feel like the reveal moment on one of those HGTV programs.
You have really created something beautiful! I can't wait to install them and
send you the finished results." S. McGill, Delray Beach, FL
monochrome ceramic tiles
You can have ANY combination of mosaic tiles in my ceramic tile
designs. That means if you want a frog ceramic tile in your leaf tile
kitchen backsplash mosaic tile design, it's yours!
A tiny bit of color airbrushed on some of the larger leaf mosaic tiles
adds just enough color to coordinate with the clients field / stone tile. The
picture below shows a loose tile order. The client did a wonderful job, tightly
spacing her tile leaves together. She added a border using her metallic brown
accent border tiles around the mosaic ceramic tile leaves and a few
individual pieces in it. This greatly helped pull her countertop and border
seamlessly into her kitchen backsplash design.
This monochrome, leaf shaped ceramic tile mosaic is a lovely, timeless
kitchen backsplash. You can see more of these beautiful creation by clicking the
Leaves link in the Table of Contents (TOC) to the left and the listings
"There is something special in bringing the outdoors inside your home. I find
myself frequently visiting the rooms in my own house where my tiles are
installed. They provide me with a peaceful, spiritual experience."
commercial ceramic tiles
Two large, 177 SF,
commercial, decorative ceramic tile installations are shown above for the
Seneca Nation in Western NY State. Each is quite different. The first pond is a
ceramic tile lily pond, the second a ceramic tile trout stream. You
can see more pictures of these installation by clicking the pictures above.
This unique tree of life ceramic tile mosaic consists of a white oak
tree. Two different clay bases were used to obtain variation in color for the
oak leaf tiles. The client want turquoise for the background. Owner/artist
Diane H. Holycross of Tiles with Style, established in 1999, suggested that the
client use a turquoise ceramic tile grout to de-emphasis the background
and make the tree and rock tiles pop.
ALL of my shaped - ceramic tiles are hand-rolled
and hand-glazed, so that no
hand made tile has the appearance of being manufactured. Constant
attention to detail is placed on design, quality, as well as studio layout, for
a completely planned, professional installation. Your best installation is
achieved having us layout your masterpiece in the studio using
mosaic tile tape / film.
With dog biscuit / bone ceramic tiles,
dog paw / track ceramic tiles, and
fire hydrant - shaped ceramic tiles you can
create a special effect in your kennel, veterinary clinic, dog shower room, or
animal shelter, just like the McKamey Animal Center in Chatanooga, Tennessee did
for their recent renovation.
The McKamey Animal Center in Chatanooga, Tennessee. Designing Spaces January
24th @ 7:30, The Lifetime Channel (TLC)
I have the expertise to serve as
your consultant /
designer / artisan in all phases of ceramic tile work. Because I
decorative ceramic tile studio, each job is completed on an individual basis
and provides the ultimate flexibility in final color and design.
Because of the
volume of orders that I receive, I am NOT open to the public and DO NOT have a
storefront...sorry! I need to spend all of my time processing and
creating your handmade ceramic tiles.
"I spent a long time looking
for the right tile for my bathroom remodel. When I finally found Tiles with
Style, I not only got my fantasy bathroom come true, but every man who sees it
wants to take a bath with my mermaid!" K. McCourt, Laguna Beach, CA
Don't let the ceramic tile industry
dictate your yearly ceramic
tile color scheme. Get some unique hand made ceramic tiles
from Tiles with Style of New Tazewell, Tennessee (TN) and make your next
project truly spectacular!
"I've done a lot of tile work in my house and was tired of the
same-old-same-old ceramic tile designs that I saw in showrooms. Then I found
Tiles with Style on the Web! Since Diane creates custom ceramic tiles,
she could design anything I could dream up in ceramic tile!" Tamara Kenney,
The picture below
shows shaped, ceramic tile leaves / leaf tiles that are used in mosaic
tile installations. We have about 60 varieties of leaves to make beautiful
shaped leaf tiles at the Tiles with Style studio.
Some people call my
tile, theme tile, organic tile, nature tiles, or mosaic ceramic tile...I
call it beautiful,
shaped-ceramic tiles. Just look at that detail!
Pricing is in the right column...
tiles are 100% handmade in the USA. Even my materials are ALL from the USA.
you would like to place an order at that time, click the email me links in the
right column. There are instructions, as to what information I need, to get
from you, to process your order, and for you to pay.
Most tiles ship the
same day as payment.
look forward to hearing