Wall of wonders
Installed behind a stove or sink, these textural tiles have enough style to carry the room.
1 Ann Sacks Lume
“Byzantine” glass-mosaic tile in red, starting at $39.50 per square foot at Ann Sacks, Boston Design Center, Suite 317, 617-737-2300, http://www.annsacks.com
2 New Ravenna Mosaics
“Jacqueline Vine” mosaic tile in Thassos, $178.71 per square foot at Tile Showcase, 291 Arsenal Street, Watertown, 617-926-1100, and 323 Speen Street, Natick, 508-655-8000, http://www.tileshowcase.com
3 Original Style
“Cuirassier” brushed-metal tile, $45 per square foot at Roma Tile, 400 Arsenal Street, Watertown, 617-926-5800, http://www.romatile.com
“Intersecting StarBursts” DecraTextures glass tile, starting at $70 per square foot at EcoModern Design, Boston Design Center, Suite 543, 617-261-0300, ecomodern-http://www.design.com
5 Urban Archaeology
“Noblesse Oblige 4” handmade relief terra-cotta tile in off-white, $59.84 per square foot at Urban Archaeology, 617-737-4646 (by appointment), http://www.urban-archaeology.com
Note: Boston Design Center showrooms sell to the trade only, but anyone can purchase items through the center’s Designer on Call program at 617-449-5501.