Parsons School of Design alumnus with a BFA in fashion, who has worked in the menswear industry for several years. Past lives have been in the East Village and Lower East Side of Manhattan; more recently transplanted to Harlem. Currently living in a 1907 "French flat," an Edwardian era middle-class apartment.
When we last visited the Central Harlem renovation house, the master bath was being set up with classic marble finishes but we also had a preview of more exotic tile work in other parts of home. Houses in the 19th and earlier 20th Century often had colorful encaustic or other hand-glazed tiles so the Moroccan tile treatment on the walls of a guest bath (lower photo) is actually contextual to the style of the historic house. The homeowner also used these custom tiles for the fireplace surrounds when original glazed subway tiles could not be found. These Moroccan tiles provide a bright, colorful accent to the house without taking over the mostly neutral theme found throughout the home. We have been to the specialty shop in downtown Chelsea to look at the range of encaustic and Moroccan tiles offered and those interested should check out this website: LINK