Despite yesterday's snowfall [!], I see the moss-green and peat-brown colors of these glass pebble-tiles as a chromatic harbinger of spring. It's surprising how great a difference the finish [glossy on the left, matte on the right] makes in the optical quality of the water-smoothed forms. The Riva del Mar collection comes in eight colors, from lapis blue and aqua to tiger eye and agate. countryfloors.com
Leslie Clagett is a seasoned yet passionate observer of the international kitchen
and bath industries, and the founder of KBCULTURE.com. An editor at publications ranging from Arts +
Architecture to Kitchens & Baths, she is also the author of The New
City Home [The Taunton Press], among other books. Leslie has a
tremendous respect for quality design and the people who labor in its
pursuit; her discerning eye has been known to get a little misty in the
presence of true beauty.