When it comes down to it, tiles are all about texture. Even the plainest wall of white subway tiles invites us to run a hand over its surface, and that effect is multiplied when tiles get the artisanal treatment, like these ones in Melissa Boshier’s Auckland home. Her new bathroom is a textural feast of matte white and glossy black subway tiles, plus original rimu tongue-and-groove wall lining. See the totally touchable result on page 108.
Room reveal: a groovy bedroom with a ’70s spin Page 96 Workshop: playing with pattern Page 100Kids’ corner Page 106 Then & now: a heritage bathroom restored Page 108 Finder’s Fi DIY special: bar carts Page 114