Recreate Bryce Dallas Howard’s L.A. Home with Terrazzo Tile
Photography by Tim Hirschmann for Architectural Digest | Design by Claire Thomas
We can’t get enough of Architectural Digest’s home tours, which take readers for a peek inside the houses of some of the world’s most famous and creative folks. This time we’re lucky enough to step inside the L.A. home of Bryce Dallas Howard, daughter of legendary director Ron Howard and a talented actress and director in her own right.
Howard worked with designer Clare Thomas to dream up this whimsical home awash in soothing yet playful pastel tones like bubblegum pink and sage green.
If you’re anything like us, you’re probably wondering how to emulate Howard’s charming, retro take on a style she calls “organic glamour.” You’re in luck — Riad offers a few different tile products that can help you recreate her vintage-turned-modern home look in shades of blush and black.
Let’s dive deeper into Howard’s peaceful L.A. retreat and discover how you can get her glamorous look in your own home — without the glamorous movie-star budget.
The showstopper of Howard’s home is undoubtedly the kitchen, which pairs a bright mint green kitchen island and light fixtures with pink-painted cabinetry for a fun and welcoming cooking and gathering space.
“Obviously you don’t want it to look like an Easter basket,” Thomas says of the room’s unexpected color palette, “so we did it in a way that feels elevated and chic, yet so fun.”
One of the focal points of this room is the dusty rose-toned handmade tile backsplash, which balances the brighter pink of the cabinets while maintaining a sense of continuity throughout the space. The tile’s “perfectly imperfect” irregular texture creates a sense of being within an organic desert environment and brings some groundedness to an otherwise-whimsical room.
Use Riad’s authentic, handmade Moroccan Zellige tiles in size 2”x6” Blush to get this stunning look in your own kitchen.
The Powder Room
“I love a loud powder room,” says Howard, and we couldn’t agree more! These smaller spaces tend to be great places to infuse your home with a little extra personality without making the commitment to a larger space in the house.
Get a look at Howard’s dramatic half bathroom, which features striking black cement tile and a lush, over-the-top tulip-patterned wallpaper. The room also features another stunning wall covering: striking, reflective black tiles that contrast with the floral wallpaper, yet also evoke a sense of luxury and coziness.
Ready for your own bold bathroom moment? Get Howard’s dark and romantic power room look at home with our 2×6 Black Moroccan Zellige and/or cement tiles from Riad.
The Guest Bathroom
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Howard’s guest bathroom is where her love of retro-futuristic style becomes readily apparent, thanks to the rounded shapes splashed across the stunning custom tiles on the walls. The arched shapes echo the roundness of a space explorer’s helmet, while that irresistible combo of pink and green carries over from other parts of the home.
“I remember growing up being like, ‘I would love to live on the Starship Enterprise,’” Howard says. “There’s a softness to the futurism of [director] Gene Roddenberry’s world that feels so enticing.”
Looking to tell your own style story with tile? Get whatever look you desire by designing and purchasing your own custom cement or terrazzo bathroom tile from Riad. We can custom-make almost any pattern in any of our 104 colors. You can choose from any of our current encaustic tile patterns, commission a pattern you may have seen elsewhere (like in your favorite AD home tour!), or even create your own special pattern.
The Main Bathroom
Finally, let’s explore Howard’s ultimate sanctuary: her main ensuite bathroom. “My husband refers to this ‘Bryce’s bathroom,’ which I appreciate,” she laughs.
It’s true that Howard has infused this space with even more of her signature organic Hollywood glam, thanks in no small part to the stunning terrazzo tiled floor and blush glazed tile shower — not to mention the adorable mint green bathtub.
Recreate this trendy terrazzo look with Riad’s Blush Terrazzo tile, which is handmade by craftsmen who specialize in the art of making encaustic cement tile. You can also get your own ultra-feminine pink tiled shower with Riad’s Moroccan 2×6 Blush Zellige and some shiny brass fixtures.
Looking for more ways to infuse your home with color and texture? Browse our entire range of stunning handmade Moroccan tile at Riad Tile, and follow us at @riadtile for an endless feed of interior design inspiration.