How a Strategically Random Zellige Tile Backsplash Transformed This Kitchenette

If there’s one thing we love here at Riad Tile, it’s seeing our customers’ creativity and unique design choices come to life in their homes. One recent project that really caught our eye is a kitchenette renovation featuring our Snow and Steel Grey Zellige tile.


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The Visionary Behind the Design

Meet Lauren Jansen (@farmhouseish), a homeowner with a passion for interior design and a keen eye for detail. Jansen transformed her outdated kitchenette into a second kitchen for entertaining and hosting guests.


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“My whole goal is for this to be an entertainment zone,” wrote Jansen. “Somewhere we gravitate and use when we have people over, for movie nights, and so much more!”

As we scroll through the photos of Jansen’s renovated kitchenette, it’s clear that she has succeeded in creating a space that is not only beautiful but also functional and inviting.

Using our Zellige Snow and Steel Grey 4″x4″ tiles, Jansen created a whimsy mosaic pattern that adds a Moroccan-inspired charm to the space. The beauty of Jansen’s design lies in the deliberate randomness of the tile placement — she calls it “strategically random,” and we couldn’t agree more.

The soft, pristine white of Snow tiles, juxtaposed with Steel Grey’s cool, industrial vibe, instantly adds visual interest to her kitchenette-turned-kitchen.

Get the Look

If you’re just as inspired by Lauren Jansen’s kitchenette transformation as we are, you may be wondering how to get the same look in your own space.

To achieve the “strategically random” Zellige look, start by selecting a color palette that complements your kitchen (or wherever else you plan to use the tiles). Consider using contrasting colors, like Jansen’s Snow and Steel Grey tiles.

Next, plan your layout. Remember, it’s about creating a harmonious chaos, a purposeful disorder, where every tile has its place yet feels effortlessly placed. If you need help, try laying the tiles on a large surface before committing to the final arrangement. Once you have your layout planned, it’s time to start tiling!

Why Zellige?

Zellige tiles, like the ones used in Lauren Jansen’s kitchenette renovation, offer a one-of-a-kind look that adds character to any space. Their imperfectly perfect charm is hard to replicate with any other material.

These handcrafted Moroccan tiles are known for their color, texture, and shape variations, giving them a truly authentic and artisanal feel. Zellige tiles are also durable and easy to maintain, making them a practical choice for high-traffic areas like kitchens and bathrooms.

Zellige offers endless possibilities for creativity and personalization in your home.

If you need help figuring out where to start, we’re here to help! Our team of experts can assist you in selecting the perfect tiles for your project and guide you through the installation process. Whether you’re a DIY enthusiast or prefer to leave it to the professionals, we’ve got you covered.

Visit our online showroom or give us a call today to learn more about how you can incorporate Zellige tiles into your own space and create a unique look that reflects your style.