Bespoke Delft Tile Designs Provide a Personal Touch to a Traditional Element of Décor
When we think of Delft tiles, the image that typically comes to mind is that of a highly detailed blue design painted on a white ceramic base. This classic style was developed initially as an imitation of Chinese porcelain, which was imported into Europe during the 16th and 17th centuries. Shortly thereafter, Dutch potters created a style unique to the Netherlands.
At first, Delft tiles were available only to the most prestigious and wealthiest households. While valuable, design choices were limited to just a few recurring themes, including flowers, seascapes and local landscapes featuring hills, farm life, cottages and windmills. The ability for affluent buyers—or any buyers for that matter—to commission bespoke tiles or murals to reflect their personal style or worldview was rare.
The Possibilities are Endless
Today, hand crafted and hand painted Delft tiles are created using state-of-the-art methods to deliver exceptional quality without the expensive price tag. Beautiful bespoke tiles, such as those offered by Delft Tiles, can be custom hand painted to the request of the customer. This option for customization allows interior decorators and homeowners to integrate Delft tiles within a home’s overall design theme.
The ability to customize hand crafted and hand painted Delft tiles is further enhanced by modern techniques, which have created the capacity to add more colors. Classic themes of farming landscapes, wildlife and every day Dutch living can now be color-enhanced based on a customer’s preference. There is virtually no limit to the design potential of bespoke Delft tiles, with a wide variety of special transparent and colorful glazes, as well as beautiful reproductions of vintage Dutch and European heritage tile patterns.
Tips for Creating a Custom Tile Design for Your Home
It always helps to create a personal lookbook and list of custom tile ideas that fit nicely with the theme you desire. If, for example, you would like a Mediterranean motif, consider a bespoke tile design depicting the rolling Greek sea. You may even entertain the idea of assembling individual tiles to create this seascape in the form of a customized mural with unique border tiles. (To learn more, visit our blog on Delft tile). Almost anything can be depicted with bespoke tiles. And the tile experts at Delft Tiles are happy to help you with friendly advice and guidance.
Celebrate a Birth
Imagine decorating your hallway, family room or nursery with an individual Delft tile customized to celebrate the birth of children or grandchildren. This is a unique gift we are proud to offer at Delft Tiles. Talk with one of our consultants and we’ll help you create a bespoke tile that you’ll forever cherish.
Let’s Create Something Beautiful
Bespoke Delft tiles are the perfect way to add a touch of modern-day individuality to an art form that has been popular across the globe for over 400 years. Delft Tiles is your one-stop destination for a wide range of hand crafted and hand painted custom Delft Blue tiles. If you have a unique design in mind, we would be pleased to work with you and bring your idea to life.
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Museums in The Netherlands featuring hand painted Delft Blue pottery and tiles:
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