October 08, 2008

Outside In

As the frequent reader already knows, we renovate from outside in.

Here is an update of the work done on the balcony. It is probably finished by now.

Do you like the diagonal finish?

It happened like this:
My husband asked me last week around 10pm at night, if I want the tiles on the balcony laid diagonally or parallel?
Me: Mmh, do I have to make the decision tonight?
He: Yes, they want to start with this work tomorrow.

For your information, we have bought the tiles more than ONE year ago ! Also a decision that needed to be made quickly at that time ...

So I took a paper and a pen and drew the balcony (I know the shape by heart). And as it is not even and a bit round, the architect recommended a diagonal finish. In Italy quiet common.

I know it is common for small rooms as well to make them appear larger. - So, why not. My drawing looked okay.

And here is the work in progress.

PS: we are all wondering if we still like the blue tiles we bought a year ago... (There are more blue tiles for the terrace! Larger ones.)


  1. The blue is perfect ... it continues out on the sea.

  2. I agree with stljoie that the blue is perfect- it draws the sea nearer and how great is that!

  3. Hi there,

    That's what we thought too. The balcony is between the sea and the sky. These tiles have kind of spheric atmoshphere.

    And they replace the pool we don't have ! ;-)

    On the other hand I am not a fan of baby blue, at least not on tiles in my bathroom or even worse: on my balcony.

    But these tiles are so special. I think they are the same that Australian architect Pickering used for his Vietri tiled villa in Positano - but they used them only for a certain area and not the whole terrace. .... I think, I have to post about it.

    bye for now

  4. I just read your comment on my blog about visiting Lerici and staying on Via Militaire. I live in Solaro just off this street! What a coincidence!

    Looking forward to reading your blog as well...

  5. Breathtaking view! Tiles are perfect in every way. Jane