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Steal these tile ideas from the Coastal Living designer showhouse

So colorful

One of the standouts at the Coastal Living Designer Showhouse this summer was the use of beautiful tiles, using bright colors and stunning designs. With eight and a half baths and two kitchens, designer Meg Braff had plenty of scope. Above, the use of Hawaiian blue subway tiles from countertops to ceiling let the backsplash play a central role. She says, "In choosing the kitchen tile we wanted the all-white space to have a standout moment." The tile gives the space the feel of "an old brick kitchen, just brighter and more fun."

Watery blues in the pool house kitchen look like ripples in a pond. The 14 foot ceilings in the pool house meant that some horizontal elements were needed. Braff says, "The hexagonal-patterned floor looks modern and fresh in the mix."

The ogee-shaped flooring in this guest bathroom looks modern and fresh combined with the paler green wallpaper.

In the office bathroom, Braff says,"we used two very different shades of blue—aqua and navy—to create a knockout shower in this bathroom." Yet the colors coordinate with other downstairs rooms for a consistent flow.

The knockout coral of the fan-shaped tiles is complemented by paler versions of the hue in wallpaper and linens. "Coordinating custom towels with a matching shower curtain and bath mat always does the trick in pulling a small, bright room together," Braff says.

See it all in Coastal Living—one of our favorite magazines.