Winners of the 2018 Tommy Bahama Photo Contest

We received many impressive submissions to our Tommy Bahama Photo Contest. From pools and feature walls to kitchens and baths, the creativity of the projects was exciting—and we had a hard time narrowing down the selection to just six winners.  That said, we did the tough job and made our decisions. The following are the winners of the 2018 Tommy Bahama Photo Contest.

Best Tile, Plymouth, Mass. 
Sara Call, showroom manager, Best Tile
Cheryl Harrington, architectural designer, Longfellow Design Build
Featuring Tommy Bahama by Lunada Bay Tile 1×4 Kangaroo Island on a kitchen backsplash.

Ceramic Matrix, Orlando, Fla. & Cornerstone Custom Pools, Orlando
Lisa Zitani, branch manager, Ceramic Matrix
Mark A. Stone, president, Cornerstone Custom Pools
Featuring Tommy Bahama by Lunada Bay Tile Vineyard, 1×4 and 1×1 Offset Raja Ampat in a pool installation.

Ceramic Matrix, Tampa, Fla.
Donna Holloway, branch manager, Ceramic Matrix
Featuring Tommy Bahama by Lunada Bay Tile Zig & Zag Atacama in a bath.

Facings of America, Scottsdale, Ariz.
Paul Kelley, design consultant, Facings of America
Featuring Tommy Bahama by Lunada Bay Tile Vineyard 1×1 Offset Cocos Keeling in a spa installation.

Tile America, West Hartford, Conn. 
Cleopatra Galanos, design consultant, and Kevin Dix Interiors
Featuring Tommy Bahama by Lunada Bay Tile Zig & Zag on a shower wall and vanity backsplash

Tile City & Stone, Thousand Oaks, Calif.
Heidi Stauffer, design consultant, Tile City & Stone
Featuring Tommy Bahama by Lunada Bay Tile Vineyard Cocos Keeling in a pool installation

Winners will receive a Visa gift card, professional photography of their project and a press release highlighting the project.

It was a delight to see the ingenuity and beauty of these installations, and we look forward to sharing the professional photos and stories of each project over the coming months. Congratulations to the winners!

Submit Your Winning Photos!

Lunada Bay Tile is looking for beautiful Tommy Bahama tile installations to feature on our website. All projects—commercial, residential and pool—are welcome! For your chance to win professional photography (and more!) submit your entries by the deadline.

Entry Deadline:

We must receive your submission by September 20, 2018, 11:59 PM PST.

Qualifications:

  • Tommy Bahama must be one of the featured materials, and clearly visible.
  • Permission to photograph and right to use by Lunada Bay Tile must be available.
  • Photo(s) submitted can be taken by snapshot, camera phone or professional.
  • Extra points for design, inspiration, creativity, expression of the Tommy Bahama brand.

Winners will Receive:

  • $250 Visa gift card.
  • Press release featuring the project, designer/architect, and tile supplier. Highlight in our Press Room and all social media outlets.
  • Professional photography of the project and rights of usage.

Submissions:

Please send your image to jim@lunadabaytile.com, Subject: Tommy Bahama Photo Contest. If you have more than one qualifying installation, feel free to submit them all.

Announcement of Winners: 

Winners will be announced October 3, 2018, on our Facebook and Instagram pages.

Lunada Bay Tile Takes Flight with Birdscape

Dale Chihuly, Louis Comfort Tiffany, Rene Lalique: these famous artists pushed the boundaries of glass design, bringing art glass to the forefront of popular culture.

Lunada Bay Tile has expanded upon its passion for the breathtaking beauty of art glass with Birdscape. This collection of handmade glass birds draws on a fusion of glassmaking traditions to create one-of-a-kind works of art. Each of these delicate avian creatures is lovingly crafted using the lost wax technique, which entails the use of a hand-carved wax mold, plaster, and molten glass. Beautifully carved details in the feathers, wings, and tails make each bird a unique treasure.

Birdscape-Styles (1)“The Birdscape collection embodies the relationship between museum-quality art glass and Lunada Bay Tile glass mosaics,” said President and CEO of Lunada Bay Tile, Carl Steadly, an avid collector of art glass who expresses his artistic vision through the creation of glass mosaic tile.

Since 1992, Lunada Bay Tile has produced handcrafted glass tile collections through old and new techniques of glass making that elevate design possibilities and create statements using color, shape, texture and luminosity. Each new tile collection strives to connect people to the aspirational space of their imagination.

“Glass is a versatile medium, and we are very excited about being part of this new movement where glass is growing as the choice for artistic expression,” Steadly said. “The delicate, expressive creatures of Birdscape are a cross pollination of perspectives, making it possible for glass mosaics to become part of a larger conversation about personal expression.”

Create your own narrative by displaying these glass birds individually or in an installation that emulates a flock of birds in flight. The Birdscape collection is available in three styles and six colors.
Bird Cage 5

As Seen On TLC’s Nate and Jeremiah By Design

Lunada Bay Tile - Nate and Jeremiah By Design
We loved seeing our Shinju Crest in Moonstone ceramic tile in a master bath remodel on a recent episode of TLC’s Nate and Jeremiah By Design.

In the episode Organic Minimalism, Peggy Lu’s house had become a disaster after six years of unreliable contractors and do-it-yourself projects. She needed design experts Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent to save her from her DIY nightmare before it became too late.

Check out the entire episode and a time-lapse video of the project.