Modernista cafe. encaustic tiled floors

In the Catalan town of Vilanova i la Geltru there is a Modernista (Catalan Art Nouveau) house on the Rambla run by the El Fornet chain as a cafe. Each room on the ground floor retains its original 100 year old encaustic tiled floor and the 1st floor bay window combines decorative iron work, stained glass and ceramic tiles in one faded but joyous confection. We like it very much. 

Cafe entrance looking through to back garden (which includes pond full of terrapins!)
1st floor bay window


Just look at the gorgeous tiles under the balcony!

So which is your favourite? Should we use these as inspiration for our next vinyl floor tile design?

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