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

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:

Piece of tile with two white triangles joined by black borders
credit: Clay Imports
White, round mid-century dining table
credit: LexMod
Four white metal armless grid dining chairs
credit: Poly & Bark

Kelly Weimert

Kelly Weimert

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.