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Instant Gratification…Studio Line from New Ravenna

Ok, you asked for it…more Ready-to-Ship products!

Mini-Versailles shown in Stauary Carrara polished (New Ravenna Mosaics)

Statuary Carrara Mini-Versailles

There are about 25 blog posts I want to write, many of them about my Abu Dhabi trip, but they’ll just have to wait a minute while I take care of some business. Here goes:

While visiting and interviewing New Ravenna customers about six months ago, a showroom manager’s words (thank you John, at Tile Showcase in Watertown, Massachusetts) summed up a common theme and still ring in my ears: “People are no longer willing to wait for their tile. They aren’t planning ahead as well as they used to. They want less expensive product, and they want it in two or three days, not weeks”.

Let me tell you–I can be a little dense sometimes (my mother’s high school nickname was “Oblivia”), but this advice was as clear as the proverbial bell. New Ravenna needed an expanded ready-to-ship line, and we needed it like yesterday.

3 cm Hex shown in Cloud Nine polished with Paperwhite polished Base Moldings, Cloud Nine and Paperwhite Tatami polished and honed mixed (New Ravenna Mosaics)

Check out our new base and Tatami field…

3 cm Hex shown in Cloud Nine polished (New Ravenna Mosaics)

Always a winner, our polished Cloud Nine Hex goes with everything!

Secondarily, we needed to speed up our “normal” production lead times for all our made-to-order products (we’ve since done that–two to three weeks for all mosaic orders, two to four for water jet).

3 cm Hex shown in Ming Green polished with Paperwhite polished Base Moldings, Ming Green, Statuary Carrara, and Paperwhite Tatami polished and honed mixed (New Ravenna Mosaics)

Here we have a Ming Hex floor, Statuary Carrara base, Tatami on the wall.

Basketweave 3x5 cm shown in Paperwhite and Ming Green honed (New Ravenna Mosaics)

Below is a Paperwhite Basketweave with Ming dot.

So we distilled and schemed and debated and finally we are now launching what we officially refer to as our “Studio Line”–but in-house we are always calling it “Garanimals” since the goal is for pretty much everything to go with everything else. It’s all imported (about half the cost) but designed by us, and includes stone moldings, borders and stone wall tile (3″ x 6″ bricks, etc.) in addition to more flooring options and the penny rounds and hexes we’ve sold for years.
2 cm Pennyrounds shown in Calacatta Gold polished (New Ravenna Mosaics)

Good ole stone penny rounds–not just for the floor–nice in a kitchen backsplash too.

2 cm Pennyrounds shown in Cloud Nine polished (New Ravenna Mosaics)
Soup to nuts, floor to ceiling. It is oriented around the two colors that Shelley Tile in New York says are 85% of her business–white and beige. We added a bit of light gray and Ming green and voila, what’s not to like?


Below is a cloud nine basketweave with a paperwhite dot:

Del Greco shown in Cloud Nine honed and polished mixed (New Ravenna Mosaics)

Here’s a field we call Del Greco in Statuary Carrara, for floors or walls.

Acanthus 3 1/2" shown in Paperwhite, Carrara polished and Ming Green honed (New Ravenna Mosaics)

Borders–two versions of a subtle Acanthus design, and two new waterjet designs.

Acanthus 3 1/2" shown in Cloud Nine, Paperwhite polished, Carrara honed (New Ravenna Mosaics)

Julius 3 1/2" shown in Paperwhite polished, Cloud Nine honed (New Ravenna Mosaics)
Nimbus 3 1/2" shown in Paperwhite polished, Carrrara honed (New Ravenna Mosaics)


Oh, and we stock it, so it ships in 24 hours. We just dispatched the first official concept boards, and showrooms should be receiving them any day. Our photos give you a taste of what is now available, at a showroom near you.

P.S. These collections are always works in progress. If you think we’ve left out something obvious, we’d love to hear your suggestions.


21 Responses to “Instant Gratification…Studio Line from New Ravenna”

  1. Paula Grace says:

    Wow am I glad I visited today. This is wonderful! These are gorgeous. Ready to ship ~ awesome. See it can be done :)
    Paula Grace ~

  2. Sara Baldwin says:

    Thanks Paula, keep your fingers crossed for us! I'm sure you understand the challenges of having enough inventory but also turning it over quickly. I hope we don't mess it up too badly!

  3. Sara, EVERY time I see your product it takes my breath away. How awesome is this that instant gratification can be had with such beauty. Great idea that will be sure to make many very happy. xo

  4. zlinda says:

    Where can I get pricing? I'm interested in the waterjet designs. thanks, Linda

  5. Paula says:

    I need a catalogue and price list
    This is too beautiful!

  6. Janis McDonald says:

    Does ” Del Greco in Statuary Carrara, for floors or walls.” come in the same hue/color as the basket weave shown (with the large sea shell)?

    Thank you.

  7. Jennifer says:

    I am interested in your border tile and have questions on what will go best with a particular marble I have selected for a shower. Thanks

    • Megan Lawson says:

      Hi Jennifer! Thanks for writing – what type of marble have you chosen? Also, where are you located? We can guide you in the right direction for both the border aesthetic as well as getting you in the right hands of a showroom near you who sells New Ravenna. Have you checked our showroom locator to see where you might be able to see our products in person?

  8. Cindy Rennie says:

    I am interested in the Alexander border and I live in Boise Idaho. Can I get it anywhere near by?

  9. Rudina says:

    I will like to have the catalog and the price list

  10. Yolanda Vea says:

    I am looking for tile trim to finish my Del Greco backsplash (will go all the way to the ceiling that has 1/4 inch moulding.
    Do you have any recommendations?
    Thank you.

  11. Jessica says:

    This is beautiful! I’m remodeling a bathroom and loved your Raj mosaic in honed thassos polished cloud nine. I see you only have 7 sqft left in stock. I would be needing 54 sqft to do a shower wall and shower floor. Is it possible to get more?
    Thank you!

    • Megan Lawson says:

      Hi Jessica! The Raj listed for sale on shop.newravenna.com is a closeout item, so unfortunately the coloration, amount, and price available online is all we have for sale right now. However, our catalog Raj can be purchased through any of our showrooms and we restock that one all the time so that it can ship to you quickly! Let us know if you have any trouble getting in touch with a local showroom.

  12. Elida says:

    I’m remodeling my bathroom and I need the (Alexander Border in 9 in), but with a little bit of blue and green. Could you tell me please how much it will be? I need 8 ft.
    Also I want to buy directly from you . Could you help me please? Thank you so much for your help and the beautiful tiles

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  14. Karen says:

    Hi Oblivia,
    I have been seeing your beautiful products online but get so disappointed when there are no showrooms near me nor can I buy it online. I live near Buffalo, NY. Do you have any suggestions? Thank you

    • Maggie Standing says:

      Hi there! Thank you for your interest in our mosaics. I will shoot you an email to discuss further. Thanks!

  15. Mercedes Rotolo says:

    Hello Sara,

    I was interested in the Muna flooring design. It is stunning!!!Mercedes

    • Maggie Standing says:

      Hi, Mercedes! Thank you for your interest in our Muna mosaic. We sell our products exclusively through a network of designer showrooms around the world. You can find the one closest to you here: http://www.newravenna.com/showrooms/. They will be able to help you with any questions you may have, including pricing, specification, and availability for Muna.

      Happy designing!

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New Ravenna Mosaics founder and Creative Director, Owner, Sara Baldwin Design, Bass guitar player, Envisioner, Appreciator of the Sublime and Ridiculous.


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