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Colorful tile murals for interior and exterior decorating

Our carefully hand painted tiles on this site are not only used for kitchen backsplashes or bathroom walls, but also for interior decorating of every room in your home, and exterior decorating of outside living spaces such as patios, garden walls or fountains. The backsplash tile area in your kitchen is one of the most important design elements in your house, because the kitchen is where you spend a lot of your time. Your family gets together in the kitchen for meals, you cook there and maybe have friends over for coffee, so a nice decorative tile is needed. Spend some time choosing the right tile backsplash - color, design, and size - because you will see this area every day.

Peacock backsplash tile

Use decorative tile & tile murals in your kitchen

To avoid a rigid, cold and uninteresting kitchen design, use hand painted tiles to create a warm inviting kitchen. Mike's beautiful kitchen backsplash, as seen on the left, uses the Peacock and pomegranate tree tile mural with yellow floral border tiles. The size of the tile mural is 30 x 24 inches. It blends in perfectly with the color scheme of the kitchen - the hood, granite, field tiles - while simultaneously providing a pleasant contrast of color and design.

The field tiles are Jerusalem gold limestone, complimenting the floral border tiles surrounding the tile mural. Congratulations to Mike for creating a beautiful backsplash by merging traditional hand painted tiles with modern kitchen design. See complete pictures of Mike's kitchen here. If your kitchen backsplash is smaller, we have tiles for backsplashes that are 18 inches high or less.

 

Paula's red kitchen backsplash tile

Peacock kitchen tilePaula chose the red Peacocks of Paradise tile mural, surrounded with a light blue border tile to decorate her kitchen with. The size is 36 x 24 inches. She used white 6 inch field tiles, which were easily cut in half to cover the top and bottom of the tile mural. The red backsplash tile compliments the red kitchen wall paint.

Our hand painted tiles are carefully designed and painted with elegant plumed peacocks, birds, flowers and leaves, trees and flower pots. We use vibrant colors to create a beautiful backsplash design in the kitchen. The tile mural seen in the picture is also available in light blue.

Another kitchen using this tile mural in light blue can be seen here.

 
Blue and white floral tile

All our tile designs, colors and ideas have their root in our family tradition of painting ceramic tiles, starting in 1922. If you browse around in our site, I am sure you will find kitchen tiles or any other tile to fulfil your interior design needs. Some of the pictures on this site will present you with ideas on how to create your own unique kitchen wall, bathroom wall insert, fireplace decorative tile, patio or stair riser tile.

Blue and white floral tile design

 

 

Blue and white floral decorative tile

Blue and white floral decorative tile

In the picture to the left, one client used the 18 x 18 inch blue and white floral design to create her kitchen tile layout. This is a unique blue and white floral pattern which repeats itself. The overall color scheme is beige/brown, and the tile is a nice contrasting design feature.

Tile murals for interior and exterior design
  Red tile mural

 

Red birds tile mural
  Birds of Paradise tile mural

 

Orange/yellow Birds of Paradise
 
   
5 ways to use decorative tile murals to decorate your home

This article explains and gives ideas on how to use decorative tile to decorate different locations in your home.

1 - One of the most obvious places you can use a decorative tile mural is your kitchen backsplash. The 18 inches or more of space between your kitchen cabinets and counter top, is a prime location to install a beautifully designed ceramic tile mural. The kitchen tile mural itself can be as wide as you need, and the height depends on how much space you have.

The advantages of using such a kitchen tile mural to decorate your kitchen wall are many, ranging from the practical to the aesthetic. First, you need to tile your backsplash to protect your kitchen wall from heat, moisture, grease stains etc., to which the kitchen wall is subject to... continued with photos

 

Press and testimonials on our decorative tile

New York Times, 1985 - "Against a cobalt blue background, a mandala-like phoenix in rust brown, pale blue, yellow, green and cream, flexes its wings until the tips nearly touch. Grazing amid long stemmed flowers, a gazelle looks up, perhaps to sniff the air. On one side of an enormous, muted-green and yellow "Tree of Life", a lion falls on a frightened gazelle: on the other, two other gazelles continue to feed serenely. However modest in size, each scene is complete, and thanks to precise design and understated color, meditatively alive..." - More from the article

Congressman Frank Pallone - "M. Karakashian, the founder, was the painter of the original group from Kutahya, and the painting of his descendants’ work still excels. I purchased a yellow vase with deer prancing and a blue plate with two peacocks entwined. There is nothing that compares to the various shades of blue in the Armenian ceramics of Jerusalem." - Full article

Pictures of client tile installations

See all kitchen, bathroom and fireplace pictures in our photo gallery

Phoenix bird in a kitchen backsplashPhoenix bird tile in a kitchen backsplash

The Phoenix bird tile here is used in conjunction with blue border tiles and blue accent tiles, 36 x 18 inches.

 

Picture of the tree of life in a kitchen backsplash

Tree of life tile
mural in kitchen
backsplash

       

Continuous floral pattern covering entire backsplash area

 

David's fireplace

 
   
Unique ceramic decorative tile - accents for interior decorating

We have been making unique hand painted decorative tiles by family tradition since 1922, when a group of artists, including my grandfather, were brought to renovate the decorative tiles of the Dome of the Rock. Since then, we have been producing our hand painted tiles and pottery, which have decorated private homes and public buildings. About us ... Our unique Christian tile - Ichthus and Yeshua , Biblical verses and passages

Our tiles are hand painted with vivid colors, glazed, and fired at 1850 degrees Fahrenheit, so that the colors are permanently sealed in, and don't wash away. Perfect for kitchen tiles and wall installations, table tops, fireplace tiles and bathroom walls.

Features of our hand painted tiles:

  • Carefully designed and painted tiles with bright, vivid colors, made by years of experience
  • Use for kitchen tile walls, backsplash tile, fireplaces, bathroom walls, table tops
  • Unique and eye catching artistic tile designs from a different place and time
  • Hand painted, glazed, and fired to last a life time
  • For outdoor and indoor decorating
  • Colors are sealed in permanently, they don't fade or wash away
  • We are one of the last remaining places in the world where this Armenian ceramic tile art is still made with precision and care.
  • Guaranteed delivery or your money back
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How to use this site to buy your tiles online

Use the menu on the left to browse tile categories and to choose your art tiles/themes, and add them to your shopping basket. You can then check out and pay using your credit card, or have us call you to take your order over the phone.

If you have any decorative tile questions, or need assistance with tile mural sizes or kitchen tile questions. please email us.

Hagop Karakashian
Jerusalem Pottery

 

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