I cannot get this fabric pattern stuff out of my head. Here are some more images from Iris Ceramica. These are a little more detailed than the ones I posted yesterday, so you can see the level of detail involved.
The collection is called Neobarocco, and the name fits if nothing else. And the more I think about it, the more I realize that wall tile outside of kitchens and baths is a new idea for the US market. It's either that or I just have my usual case of Italy on the brain. If I haven't mentioned it in a few days, I'm vacationing there in less than two weeks. Woo-hoo!
The image above shows a wall done in Iris' Imperiale Moka and and Imperiale Bianco. There is a listello in Imperiale Oro dividing the two colors. Pretty cool.
Above is Imperiale Rose Rosse, with a gold listello dividing them. I can't think of a word other than elegant to describe that wall.
Above is a bathroom done in Miraggio Antico. I have serious doubts that a shower set up like this would actually work, but who cares? As a product photo it's a real stunner. Seriously folks, keep your eyes peeled for this stuff and derivatives of it. You heard it here first, these patterns will be here before you know it.