Lately I'm noticing patterned tile floors everywhere. I'm attracted to the look because it creates a sense of history in a space; a feeling that the room was renovated around an amazing floor. Often these tiles have a Mediterranean or art deco feel to them and this is what creates the "I've been here forever" appeal. Also, an interesting floor tile pattern and/or color combination can work just like an area rug does in any space. It creates interest and warmth and in a kitchen or bathroom, that's a wonderful thing.
I'm curious, is this a look you would try in your own home? I would like to think I would be so bold. I am in love with the slate and pink flower ice-cream parlor floor! Maybe in the kids' bathroom...hmmm.