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"We sold our beach home and we are building a new one. Your artwork was one of the selling points of our last home." M Hays, Bridge City, TX

products: beach ceramic tile mosaics

Decorative ceramic tile, custom hand made beach themed tile for unlimited possibilities – monochrome beach scene tiles, shell tiles, crab mosaic tiles, starfish tiles, sea turtle mosaic tiles, and more!

New in 2015 baby honu sea turtles shaped mosaic ceramic tiles. This is a new design featuring baby and adult sea turtle ceramic tiles in a pastel beach design. The herons behave themselves as the babies work their way through the sand safely to the water. The pastel pallet for this ceramic tile mosaic was custom, as are all of our mosaic tile designs. The different shaped tiles create texture and depth. The water is clearly defined between the sky and the beach by using a medium thick wavy tile.

baby sea turtle beach ceramic tile mosaic

This large sea turtle / beach panel is a wall mosaic for a home in Galveston, Texas. The picture below shows a close-up of the detail on the turtle shaped mosaic tiles.

baby sea turtle beach mosaic tiles

The baby sea turtle tiles above are about 4" in size. I particularly like the new front view momma sea turtle-shaped tile at the top of the picture.

There are more great beach pictures under our Fireplace link in the left column near the top of the page; or you can click this link.

Picture yourself on a beach with sand dollars and shells at your feet. A heron stands to the left in a bed of cattails and grasses. To the right, a sandpiper stands in the sand near a piece of driftwood, while a mother sea turtle and her offspring follow in tow. Now you can have your very own on your mosaic ceramic tile beach kitchen backsplash, bathroom mosaic tile backsplash, or beach border tiles in your home.

The client ordered two custom ceramic tile back splashes. One was a tropical ceramic tile backsplash with a gorgeous brunette mermaid mosaic tile. The other order was this lovely beach mosaic tile backsplash for behind a vanity in their bathroom.

What was master tile artist, Diane H. Holycross' inspiration? The client sent a mesh mounted coral tile swatch.

"I carefully examined the color spectrum of the coral and determined it was a white, off-white, tan, and cream mix of colors." The coral had small divots, which could be represented with a cobblestone glaze technique."

"I felt the main elements should be the darker tones, so I used a cream-based clay." The background tiles a off-white-based clay."

The crab ceramic tile and shell tile shown above are a good example of how a simple monochrome coloring can make a big statement.

This is the mother ceramic tile mosaic turtle. There are three baby turtle tiles in tow, all of which can be viewed in a picture shown above.

This 12' tall x 48" long, narrow mosaic tile beach backsplash uses a mix of cattail / bull rush tiles, a crab shaped tile, a sand dollar, three seahorses, a few shell tiles, two flounder shaped tiles, and a clam shell. These were selected based on customer specifications. As were the handmade ceramic tile colors.

mosaic tile beach back splash

mosaic tile beach back splash

mosaic tile beach back splash

mosaic tile beach back splash

Another example of the use of real coral and our handmade, decorative, shaped, mosaic beach - themed, tiles is this sample board from our tradeshow booth.

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More pictures of this type of beach design can be found on our Cost Saving Ideas page. It's worth a visit!

You can have any color ceramic tile elements. Just tell us your requirements for your beach tile floor or beach bathroom backsplash, beach kitchen back splash, or beach tile shower border, beach tile fireplace. and we'll match them—it's that easy!

The picture below shows a monochrome beach tiled fireplace. It has five pelican tiles skimming the water at the top and an array of different beach tiles on each side.

Here are a few close up pictures...

"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, California

This is the left side of the ceramic tile mosaic, beach themed fireplace.

The picture below is the right side of the ceramic tile beach themed fireplace design. It includes a couple of hermit crab ceramic tiles, cattail ceramic tiles, a lobster ceramic tile, starfish tile, and a couple of shell tiles in this mosaic tile design.

Now, take a look at a pastel sunset beach handmade ceramic tile fireplace. Our client Janet liked the monochrome ceramic tile beach fireplace pictures above. She lives in Florida and liked the idea of having a sunset at the top of her mosaic tile design, as well as pastel tones. She also preferred some iris'. You can see more great pictures of this design under our tropical sunsets link.

Note: this is a studio layout and the picture was created from four pictures that were pasted was a very large fireplace.

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Our client Barbie W. sent us this picture of her bathroom remodel. She expressed an interest in having a coral reef ceramic tile scene on the back walls of this shower. She wanted a shaped treasure chest tile, mosaic tile shark, school of sea turtle tiles, and much more in a unique handmade ceramic tile mosaic. From this picture, Diane Holycross, master tile artist of Tiles with Style created a truly unique design.

If you click the picture below, you can see numerous pictures of the finished design that is laid out on a table in the studio. We hope for some finished installation pictures to show you. :)

Just a couple pictures to tease you...

Now, click this link for the finished installation pictures!

These pictures show a sea turtle ceramic tiles and rock/beach tiles in a 4" kitchen backsplash border.

Another beautiful installation by Dave Andrade of The yellow, round glass gems were used to create bubbles in the ceramic tile, honu / sea turtle mosaic, and match the clients cabinet color.

Comments from satisfied ceramic tile clients...

"Diane, my tropical reef kitchen floor and backsplash is going to be your Sistine Chapel." Michael Sterling, Sculpture, Scarsdale, N.Y.

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