Cement and hexagon tiles for a seaside home on the Costa Smeralda

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Liberty tiles and hexagons from Marazzi's Powder collection decorate a typical Mediterranean home at Porto Cervo

Cement tiles seem never to go out of fashion. Distinctively Italian, they can provide a vast assortment of decorative solutions and bring personality to indoor and outdoor locations with constantly fresh colours and patterns.

The Porto Cervo home, designed by Mauro Milani, is an example of how decoration with cement and hexagon tiles can bring personality and prestige to the design of a typical Mediterranean home.

A simple traditional building with rough-plastered walls overlooking the beautiful Costa Smeralda sea is given a special touch by its architect, who has designed floor and wall coverings incorporating the original porcelain stoneware decors from the Powder collection by Marazzi, used on both floors and walls, both indoors and outdoors.

On the patio, the architect has combined the predominant white of the local architecture with the pattern of the Liberty tiles from the Powder collection, also used to create an undulating surround between the walls and floor.

The seamless continuity between indoors and outdoors is underlined by the use of the Liberty decor both for covering the steps that lead outdoors and on part of the living-room floor, where the decoration demarcates the dining area with table and chairs, clearly differentiating it from the lounge zone. The repetition of the wavy motif to separate the two parts of the living area is another interesting idea.

The topic of decoration recurs in the bathroom, where the Powder stoneware tiles in hexagonal size cover the floor and some of the walls of the shower enclosure and washbasin area, in a creative alternation that makes this bathroom truly attractive. 

Explore the project now in our photogallery.