As our living room begins to take shape, Joey and I have been itching to update our old coal-burning fireplace. We love the historic wrought iron grate and semi-circle curvature, but the rest just looks rather blah. That's where some historic tiles come in. We're hoping to mix antique tiles or reproductions with newer pieces to create a timeless, yet updated look. As I hit the internet for inspiration and some Victorian tile education, here are a few styles and combinations that caught my eye...
Black and cream: