Whoa: Tiled Walls in a Breakfast Nook Totally Caught Us Off-Guard

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Who: Allison Crawford, interior designer

Where: Austin, Texas

Why we love this pic: Tile on a bathroom wall, sure. But in a dining space? We're listening. Without the black-and-white tile, this breezy breakfast nook, with its midcentury furniture and stunning statement light, would be plenty lovely. However, the tile's bold addition really sets the space apart, bringing striking contrast and a unique feel that transforms the design from lovely to utterly unforgettable.

The takeaway: Big design risks yield big rewards.

Get the look:

Clay Imports Tangram Tile, $4.70 per piece

Lippa Oval Wood Top Dining Table, $436.50

Morph Side Chairs, $250 (set of four)

Kelly is a full-time freelance writer, aspiring aerialist, and passionate interior design enthusiast. She's a regular contributor to design-centric publications like Apartment Therapy, The Spruce, and TexasLiving Magazine.

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