A Home You Love Featuring Mercedes Austin

We're so excited to announce that Mercedes and Morgan from Construction2Style are going to be guest speakers on A Home You Love podcast hosted by Tamara Templeman! They'll be talking about how to design a home you love.  Houseplay Renovations Tammy co-founded Houseplay Renovations and is passionate about helping clients transform their homes into beautiful, healthy, highly-functional spaces that fulfill their needs and desires. To sign up for the FREE online series hosted by Tamara Templeman of Houseplay Renovations, including Mercedes' interview, head HERE! The series launches February 12th and you won't want to miss it! Free Design Consultation We’d like to offer...

Read Entry

How to Find Your Dream Tile

How to Find Your Dream Tile

In honor of Valentine's Day this week we created a little quiz of sorts to help you find your dream tile. Once you're matched up with your perfect tile, go to the corresponding project below to learn more about it. We have beautiful final projects to show you along with products that are shoppable online. So you could find the tile love of your life and have it shipped to your door by the end of this blog. 1. Monochromatic Blue Small Moroccan Fish Scales Try our top-selling Moroccan Fish Scales in their petite version for a tile installation that's both contemporary...

Read Entry

6 Ways to Use Warm Hues in Your Tile Renovation

Warm colors are known for evoking feelings of happiness, optimism and energy. We want to break the taboo that warm colors are meant for summer because who doesn’t want to spread happiness year round?  It’s no secret that we love deep hues of blue and cool shades of green but we have a special place in our hearts for a warm color palette consisting of dynamic reds, energetic oranges, and bright yellows. Here are 6 ways to use warm hues in your tile renovation... 1. Bright Yellows Yellow represents freshness, happiness, and positivity. Our yellow color palette is a burst of sunshine...

Read Entry

Steller Backsplash Full of Personality

Whatever you do, make sure to infuse your beautiful and unique personality into it. That's what we learned after working with Steller Hair Co. to create a stunning statement backsplash in their salon. We met after discovering Katie's Steller Kindness Project, whose goal is to make kindness more contagious than fear. Continue reading to learn more about this amazing initiative and how we designed this tile to inspire and communicate this message. More About the Kindness Project: Katie Steller is on a mission to share the quiet and often unnoticed acts of kindness in the world. With the core belief that big change starts at a micro-level, the Steller Kindness...

Read Entry

9 Ways to Use Bubbles

9 Ways to Use Bubbles - Fun & Bold Tile Ideas

Add a splash of fun to your interior with one of our most unique tile shapes- Bubbles! This whimsical design is made up of fourteen sizes of circles with rings and offset piercings. The result? A bold and custom look that evokes pure joy and playfulness. Here are 9 ways to use bubble tile: 1. Organic Edging We're in love with the exquisite and modern look of organic edging. By removing a border around your tile you can open up the visual space, giving your backsplash more movement and freedom. To achieve this look, simply reach out to our sales team and we'll make sure to glaze...

Read Entry

8 Things I Learned During My Bathroom Tile Renovation

Hi there, I'm Jane and I'm an employee at Mercury Mosaics! While working in our NE Minneapolis Factory I fell in love with the variation, detail, and beauty of handmade ceramic tile. So I was beyond ecstatic when my husband and I decided to use Mercury Mosaics in our bathroom tile renovation.  Watch the video below to see the magic I'm surrounded by every day I work at the studio: Even after working for a tile company for some time, I learned a lot throughout the process. Like any bathroom tile renovation we've done, it included the occasional challenge and a learning...

Read Entry

Use Pantone's Color of the Year with Grapefruit Glaze

  We were thrilled when we saw Pantone release their 2019 color of the year: Living Coral. While a much deeper hue, it reminds us of our new glaze color 309E Grapefruit! Both are "vibrant and mellow" pink hues with a tint of warmth. It's the perfect color to brighten up a dull-hued winter. Here are 5 ways to use pink tile in your home:  1. Perfectly Pink Bathroom: Pink bathrooms are back in trend thanks to the popularity of Mid-Century Modern interiors. You'll get an instant-glam look with this color without having to do a lot of designing - the color speaks for...

Read Entry

New Year Recap: Our Favorite Collaborations

In addition to setting goals for the new year we're reflecting on the past year's successes. We've been considering what worked well and making a list of our favorite projects. This made us think about how grateful we are for our design collaborations. On top of our awesome clients, we have special projects with businesses and interior designers where we work together to create installations that fuse together our goals with theirs. From the concept phase, to installation, to photography - here's a recap of our favorite tile design collaborations from 2018. 1. Construction2style Throughout the years, we've worked on multiple projects with our friends Jamie and...

Read Entry

2019 Tile Lookbook Mercury Mosaics

It was a fantastic year of creative tile projects for us here at Mercury Mosaics and we cannot wait to ring in the new year with a fresh tile interior design lookbook! In 2019 we're focused on finding new ways to deliver inventive tile projects that are easy to install and even shoppable online. Our goal is to simplify our complex designs and make handmade ceramic tile more accessible than ever. So kick back, relax, and get inspired by our new interior design lookbook preview blog, or view our full digital version below: Gorgeous Geometry - Diamonds  Diamonds are most commonly used in...

Read Entry

7 Mid-Century Modern Remodels with Tile

A timely take on the retro looks we love, there's a reason that Mid-Century Modern is such a popular interior design choice these days. From sleek lines and mixed textures to warm pops of color, our tile will fit perfectly into this theme for your next remodel. On this blog you will learn how to achieve this look with your tile choice and how to style your room to perfection.  Here are 7 Mid-Century Modern Remodels with Tile:  1. Natural-Hued Glaze Colors. Mid-Century Modern remodel designs often use nature-inspired decor with plenty of natural woods. We like to use warm-hued glaze...

Read Entry

Dream Kitchen For Baking Tile-Inspired Cookies

Have you heard us calling Mercury Mosaics employees Tile Elves? This name came from a joke about how it looks like we're baking racks of cookies rather than handmade tile. Our tile is hand-cut, glazed and "baked" just like a sugar cookie, plus we think our employee's are magic. For this holiday season, we took the analogy to the next level and made Moroccan Fish Scale sugar cookies in a dream baking kitchen. We're not sure what's yummier, the glossy kitchen tile backsplash design or the cookies!  About the Kitchen Backsplash:   Beautiful kitchen tile backsplash designs don't have to be complex....

Read Entry

10 Unique Diamond Tile Design Ideas

The gorgeous geometry of our Diamond tile offers endless unique design options. They're inspirational, bold, and simply splendid. We think this shape is written all over your next remodel. Whether you need to redo your kitchen backsplash, add a statement wall to your shower, or install a ceramic floor diamond tile design - we have what you need! Here are 10 unique tile design ideas:   1. Shine Bright Star Pattern Bring a beautiful and bold diamond tile design to your project with this simple star pattern. This dreamy look will add the perfect twinkle of fun to any room. The star...

Read Entry

Visit Our Winter Makers Market

Visit Our Winter Makers Market

Visit our Mercury Mosaics Makers Market for a cozy winter afternoon of art, craft, food, and fun! Our company began with our founder's vision of supporting herself with her handmade ceramic craft. 16 years later and 30 Tile Elves strong, Mercedes can say that her vision has become a reality. Now she focuses on inspiring other artists to follow their dreams and to get rid of the concept that an artist should be starving. In honor of our entrepreneurial company values, we cannot wait to host this arts and crafts market event featuring an incredibly talented community of makers and shakers!...

Read Entry

How Much Will My Tile Cost?

How Much Will My Tile Cost

We're dedicated to making your tile dreams a reality! When it comes to handmade ceramic mosaic tile backsplashes, you may think cost is a bigger barrier than it is. We created this blog to show you the range of pricing options with our tile. We have four general tiers of backsplash cost based on the complexity of the installation. Whether you want to go "all out" or just add a splash of artisan tile to your home, we're happy to be a part of your tile journey!  Before exploring projects and their pricing, there are two factors to keep in mind...

Read Entry

11 Kitchen Backsplashes to Wow Your Guests

Holiday season is in full swing! We adore taking the time to make our homes extra cozy and special before guests arrive. As much as we love spending time with friends and family, it can also make us aware of some kitchen improvements we'd like to make for our next get-together. Here are 11 beautiful kitchen backsplashes that will wow your guests every time.  1. Minimal Moroccan Backsplash  Some shapes are so beautiful they don't need any extra fringe or design. Our Moroccan Fish Scales absolutely look perfect in one simple shade. We adore using a contrasting grout color for a minimalist but bold look. ...

Read Entry

How to Choose the Right Tile Type for Your Project

We know the feeling. Swooning over a tile installation, feeling ready to take on your own project, to being completely overwhelmed by all of the options. But have no fear! We promise in the end, you'll be happy that you had so many choices because that means that your dream tile installation is possible for your home. Plus, we're here to help you navigate the beautiful world of tile! There are four main elements to consider when choosing the right tile type for your project: Material, Size, Shape, and Color.  1. Material First things first, there are different types of tile materials out there: glass,...

Read Entry

Stunning Sapphire Blue Tile Design for a Small Bathroom

Posh and polished (just like the homeowner) this stunning sapphire blue bathroom will have you in awe. The owner of this amazing lake house is our friend Rachel Shingleton of Pencil Shavings Studio. Her refined design-eye coupled with our bright and bold tile transformed this small bathroom into the perfect master bath. And could you believe it? This is a super simple project! Read on to learn more about this design and how to achieve the look yourself.   3"x8" Subway Tile - 23 Sapphire Blue. Regular Hexagons -  45R My Blue Heaven, 130 White, 23 Sapphire Blue.  Bright & Bold for Small...

Read Entry

7 Steps to Designing a Custom Backsplash

Custom tiling is just about as gorgeous as it can be scary. Nothing quite beats the end result of an iridescent tile wave flowing through your kitchen or an organic transition from one tile shape to another. However, from choosing glaze color to getting the right measurements in your space, it can be a confusing process. We’ve created this 7 step guide based on our custom DIY mosaic backsplash collaboration with Construction2Style to help make your custom tiling process simple and efficient with a guarantee of achieving the exact custom tile you’ve been dreaming of. 1. Get Inspired Gathering inspiration...

Read Entry

10 Ways to Use Ceramic Tile for Your Fireplace Surround

The fireplace is a beautiful gathering spot to connect with loved ones during chilly days. This focal point of the room brings coziness and warmth to everyone inside. Whether you're adding a fireplace or updating an old one, give special attention to this project. The fireplace tends to become the centerpiece of the room, shaping the look and feel of the rest of the space. Here are 10 tile ideas for your fireplace: 1. Moroccan Fish Scales Fireplace Surround Mix fire and water by adding our Moroccan Fish Scale tile to your fireplace. This modern update is inspired by the popular trend of patterned fireplaces. While it's...

Read Entry

Fall in Love with the Variation of Handmade Tile

There's a lot of beautiful tile out there, but one of the most unique elements to ours is the variation in our glaze. Each tile is hand-painted by our talented Tile Elves creating stunning detail to each piece. While each glaze has a different degree of variation, this technique creates a stunning organic look to your final piece, sometimes even showing off individual brush strokes. Be ready to fall in love with the details behind handcrafted tile products and learn how special our tile variation can be. Learn about all the factors to consider when choosing a glaze color with this blog "Choosing...

Read Entry

The Mercury Mosaics Blog

Inspiration from our latest handmade tile projects and ideas for designers, architects and homeowners-alike.

Connect With Us

Behind the Scenes

Popular Posts

Freebies