Sunday, May 22, 2011

Showroom Visit: Filmore Clark

In the heart of West Hollywood, in the design district just off Melrose Avenue near the Pacific Design Center, is Filmore Clark - a showroom housing "artisan tiles." The showroom features unique collections of glass, tile, and stone from domestic manufactures, including: Pratt Larson, Tempest Tileworks, Tile Guild, and more - including local artisans.  I have been working with Lee (the founder) for some of the bathroom projects I am currently working on. She's been a huge help and has over 15 years of expertise!

Here's a look at the Filmore Clark showroom:

The front facing part of the showroom faces the street, with parking and a rear entrace.  Collections line the walls and the space offers amazing lighting.

Colors, patterns, and textures of various sizes and shapes provide inspiration.

The front part of the showroom features handmade decorative tiles, many of which can be customized by color and design.

The front entrance of the space features additional decorative tiles handmade locally, which can also be customized.

The mosaic's come in a range of colors and sizes, glossy and matte.

Love her collection of glass tiles, the color palette is the best I think I have ever seen (comes in both gloss and a sanded finish) and can be translated into a wealth of patterns.

Love the silver detailing and pattern on this glass tile!

This pattern is so fresh and fun (the sample is from a new shipment that Lee got in)!

And more glass patterns to choose from (I love the collection on the far right - definitely want to consider those for a next project!).

The ceramics also come in a huge assortment of colors. In fact, we are working with one of the bamboo patterns (from another tile collection) and using the solid crackle tile as a liner for the tile layout and design.

Hopefully, I will be able to feature the completed projects soon! Thanks Lee for all your help last week!

Filmore Clark 607 N West Knoll Drive West Hollywood, CA 90069


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