Kitchen & Bath Design News

NOV 2018

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DESIGNING THE RIGHT FIT As a designer, Tineke Triggs routinely helps clients select materials, including tile, for their new spaces. While options may seem limitless, there are times when she has been challenged to find just the right fit. "I'd come up with an idea for a great tile pat- tern that I wanted to see in a space, but there was nothing like it on the market," she says. "I started designing my own tile patterns several years ago to fill that void, and the idea for my first tile collection evolved from there." Muziek, the first line in the Tineke Triggs Tile Collection, features a timeless black and white color palette with custom colors also avail- able. It was inspired by Triggs' reflections on the 1920s Art Deco period, particularly in her current hometown of San Francisco. "It was a time when the city was absolutely thriv- ing, bustling with innovation and energy, much as it is today," she notes. "The designs were bold, exotic and full of ornate details. I wanted to rediscover and reinterpret these styles using these beautiful marble tiles as my canvas." The collection's name – as well as the patterns within it, such as Basie, Ellington, etc. – pays homage to music's influence on the Art Deco period, as well as to the designer's Dutch roots, where Muziek means 'music.' "I envision people using the tile for anything from an amazing fireplace wall or an accent wall behind a bed to the more obvious en- tryway, bathroom flooring or kitchen back- splash," she adds. "The designs are unique in their use of larger-scale patterns, which means you can introduce texture and pattern in a space without completely overwhelming it." Ideas continue to evolve and grow, and Triggs is already working on her second line, a collection of more playful patterns, that will be released in 2019. For more information, visit of options to play with, but I also like to think of it as a water fountain since the glass looks like flowing water." The screen's irregularly shaped triangular pieces also coordinate with the textural walls Triggs created for the bedroom and closet. "I continued the triangular theme through- out all the rooms," she explains, noting its multi-directional arrangement. "It relates back to David Bowie and his Ziggy Stardust cos- tumes, where nothing had a linear balance." To enhance functionality during bathing, Triggs added a tub-height shelf between the screen and tub. Crafted from the same quartz as the sink, it offers a place to set bath salts and lotions as well as a glass of wine. It also conveniently conceals the necessary plumbing for the tub filler. Since the vanity wall and tub alcove both vie for attention, Triggs kept the shower relatively simple with white marble walls and a drapery curtain hung in front of the glass entry door. "I wanted to keep the shower 'quiet,'" she says. "The marble offers a clean, fresh look and the drapery curtain softens the heaviness of the shower." ▪ Triggs designed the tub alcove with eye-catching details such as the decorative screen that serves as a backdrop to the freestanding tub. Crafted from textured glass and metal, it resembles old-fashioned leaded glass and loosely mimics water. The designer also added a tub-height shelf between the screen and tub, crafted from the same quartz as the sink. 28 Kitchen & Bath Design News • November 2018 PROJECT CASE STUDY SPOTLIGHT ON CREATIVE, PROBLEM-SOLVING KITCHENS AND BATHS

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