THE FRENCH QUARTERLY TILE COLLECTION (style-files.com) diy terrazzo home accessories
Terrazzo was born out of marble factories in Venice trying to save waste - it was a mixture of different types of marble and stone. Today, terrazzo is a composite material mainly used for floor and wall treatments. It is made from chips of marble, quartz, granite, glass or some other suitable material that are cast with a cementitious binder, a polymer, or a combination of both.
The material is colorful and fun. It was a hot trend for flooring in the 1970s, and this trend isn't making a big comeback: more and more designers are using it for decoration and for making unique furniture with a bold look. This is why today we're sharing some great terrazzo decorations and accessories that you can make to give your home a hot, trendy look. It's also very brave and fun! Terrazzo can be real or faux - it doesn't matter, it will look amazing. There are several ways to imitate terrazzo, and the most popular and easiest are to use polymer clay, paint in a terrazzo style, or use paper with a similar print. All are easy. Let's start
Are you ready for a party Make your table decorations super chic and bold with terrazzo napkin rings! Of course, such a hard material cannot be used to make napkin rings, but no problem - make some from polymer clay. Here the author has kept the rings gray, black, and brown, but there are some lovely shades of blue, pinks, and creams to use in terrazzo tiles if you don't want to narrow your palette down.
With this little box you can organize your desk, hide elastic, paper clips, sharpener and the like, or store your earrings or keys. There is always a need for another storage box in your life and this one looks so pretty to boot! The box is made of colorful polymer clay to imitate terrazzo, looks wow!
Why not recreate the terrazzo style with a creative tutorial? This serving tray had been there for months and was in need of a renovation. So the idea of a terrazzo-style serving tray was born. If you notice, the tissue paper is “stained” with the glue and the effect is just like in reality: multicolored stained stone pieces. Such a cute pink terrazzo tray!
This beautiful planter is a terrazzo imitation - it's a glass vase from Ikea that is painted with acrylics. What makes this pattern so alluring is the fact that there are a multitude of options when it comes to choosing the colors to choose from (you can be a minimalist and keep it simple or let the colors run, like You wish). and there is no way to get this pattern wrong. Enjoy!
Here's another colorful desk organizer - so cool for a summer office! The piece is made of polymer clay and imitates the terrazzo pattern. It's done in blue and yellow, but you can choose your own colors, get inspiration, and organize your workspace!
A pen holder that imitates terrazzo can be made from a common glass and acrylic paints. Choose your colors and create a cool piece to organize your desk.
Marble tile can be used to store accessories and jewelry - this is a great idea that allows it to be displayed, not just kept. But we all know the terrazzo trend is emerging. So why marble - go terrazzo! Make your own terrazzo tiles out of clay to keep the essentials at a distance and easy to find.
Make a cool geometric phone with just two materials - paper and metal holder! It will be a chic geometric piece with 3D terrazzo-inspired decorations - the tutorial is super easy, get inspired!