Designer Spot : How One Designer Used Zellige to Reinvent the Butler’s Pantry

There’s nothing more exciting than seeing our favorite designers unveil a newly completed project, especially when they use one of our selections of white zellige tile. Reem Hassaballa, of Reem’s Design on Oak, recently used our 2×6 Snow zellige tile to elevate a butler’s pantry to new heights. 

Reem used Snow zellige to accomplish her longtime goal of introducing this variety of tile ot her home, saying, 

“For about the last 5 years, I have dreamt of having open shelving backed by a gorgeous wall of Moroccan brick tile. When I first discovered this Zellige tile from Riad Tile, I wasn’t sure if I was going to put it around my main range wall or here in the butler’s pantry. Since we did not know if we will be doing further updates in the kitchen, I decided to go with the Butler’s pantry.”



“This gorgeous handmade clay tile has special characteristics that make each tile unique and individual. It is truly one of a kind. I received the 2×6 tile in the color Snow.” 

In her blog, Reem revealed some of the goals she had in redoing the butler’s pantry: 

“Removing the upper cabinetry (which we will be using in the basement), opened up the space, the windows are bringing in more sunlight and it just feels more open and airy. Also, this gorgeous Riad tile became the center of attention.”

“This sink now makes sense with the addition of the tile. The whole area looks like it was meant to be, like it is from a home in the Cotswolds and that is the feel I wanted this space to have-a European vintage feel.”

“I hope this inspires you to remove some upper cabinetry and get creative. Do not be afraid to think outside the box/cabinet (no pun intended). Happy renovating!”

Well, we certainly feel inspired! Reem’s amazing eye for design proves that zellige can make a place just about anywhere in the home, and we look forward to seeing all the projects she’s planning for the future. If you’re interested in taking a look at our Snow white zellige tile for your own home, please feel free to order a sample today and we’ll ship it directly to your front door!