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How To Make a Statement With Tile


We look to Formula Fig’s fruitful tile installations for inspo on how to transform with tile

By Ricardo Felix

Invigorating facials and charming design make up Formula Fig’s second location in Toronto. Since opening this spring, the 1,500-square-foot med-spa centre has brought a unique charm to the Summerhill neighbourhood with its iconic fig-green exterior, reminiscent of the high-gloss facade of the brand’s local flagship on Ossington Avenue. The design-savvy skincare centre makes a perfect case study on the power of bold colour, texture, and how to make a statement with tile.

Formula Fig Tile
LEFT Formula Fig’s Ossington location has become an instantly recognizable spot for its vivid green tile facade. Photography by Kiara Schwartz RIGHT In the clinic’s Summerhill location, the Fig Bar embodies a serene oasis of lush, well-balanced design, providing a tranquil setting where clients can fully embrace self-care. Here, checkerboard flooring further proves the statement-making power of tile. Photography by Doublespace Photography.

Designed by Scott + Scott Architects, the interior features large windows inspired by orangeries of 18th century Europe, motivational mirror messages and repurposed materials from previous Fig locations that span the entirety of the space. The Summerhill flooring was repurposed from the brand’s Ambleside location in Vancouver and its first Toronto location on Ossington, which follows their interior trademark of unique tiling with its emerald hues inspired by the subway tiles of the London Tube.

Tile Transformation
Fig Bar’s eye-catching bathroom tile is the star of the show, offering a pop of pink that stands out among a monochrome palette of earthy green. Photography by Doublespace Photography.

Made from Terrazzo, the stylish and hard-wearing floor tile favoured by Founder Jessica Walsh carries a quiet radiance throughout the building as guests are guided to get a hydrating facial at one of their pods. Designed to mimic the interior of a delicious fig, the washroom extends the checkered floor pattern along its walls with a mix of warm pastel pink and vivid red tiles. At all angles, Formula Fig stays true to its dynamic aesthetic, maintaining an interior design as refined and elegant as its exceptional products. FORMULAFIG.COM

Get the Look

Tile Transformation Statement
DIN Tile Series, Stone Tile.

Get Modern

Clean lines make the DIN tile a sleek statement from the bathroom to the kitchen. Mix and match sizes of square and rectangular forms for a geometric look reminiscent of bold Bauhaus design.

Blue Tile
Teramoda Tile, Division 9.

Play with Shape

These Teramoda tiles are inspired by the artisanal feel of handmade ceramics and available in both a rectangle and hexagon shape. Their glossy coat promises a sparkle and shine from all angles.

Black Rock Studio
Emerald Subway Tile, Black Rock Studio.

Green is Good

Subway Tile in Emerald Green is guaranteed to make a statement in any space. This artisan-made selection delivers a bespoke quality with its rich hue and hand-brushed finish.

Millenial Pink
Passepartout Module Series, Ciot.

Balance is Key

For the modern and bold design lover, these Passepartout Module tiles in Millennial Pink combine sleek fluting with a matte finish to create a playful yet understated backsplash for kitchens, bathrooms, and wet bars alike.

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