Project Spotlight: Gold Roast Cafe

Opened in 2017, Gold Roast Cafe in Hoboken, New Jersey is an Australian cafe serving up specialty Aussie coffee, fresh foods and desserts. When it came to designing their space, they wanted to keep the open and industrial feel of a classic Australian coffee shop.


After visiting our Flat Iron showroom, Nemo’s Opus Cliff in 16×32 format was chosen for the floor of Gold Roast. The oversized porcelain tiles capture the perfect industrial feel. The gaze variation of Opus adds more interest than a uniform tile and is great for high traffic zones like a busy cafe.


The Opus is installed in a running bond pattern throughout the space which creates great movement and directs customers to the most important part of any cafe: the barista station!




Be sure to stop by Gold Roast Cafe and relax with a Flat White (traditional in Australia) and one of their amazing Australian-inspired dishes like their Brekky Sandwich or Aussie Meat Pie!


Nemo Products Used

Floor: Opus Cliff in 16×32

Project Spotlight: Modern Design with a Classic Twist

Starting with a clean yet classic design, Hoboken based J Patryce & Company Design mixed Nemo Tile’s honed Carrara and Thassos marble for a timeless look in this stunning waterfront home in Weehawken, New Jersey.


For the main floor, Nemo Tile’s honed Carrara in Fosso Large Herringbone was used. Coordinating trim pieces, including the Fosso Base Trim, were used to create the look of a tile rug by bordering the mosaic. On the walls, 12×24 Thasos Directo was used in a running bond pattern, balancing the mosaic patterns on the floor and focal points.


With plenty of space to work with, a freestanding soaking tub was added alongside the large built in shower to make this a truly luxurious space. Framed behind the freestanding tub is the mini version Nemo Tile’s honed Carrara in Fosso Herringbone which created a beautiful focal point.


For the built in shower, Nemo Tile’s honed Carrara mosaic in Fosso Small Herringbone compliments the larger herringbone mosaic outside the shower. Another beautiful focal point is created on the shower wall by framing the small herringbone mosaic behind the sleek fixtures and in the shower niche.

The use of materials and the layouts, marble and classic patterns, spoke to tradition yet the built-in millwork and modern features including multiple shower heads and heated elements spoke to the client’s request for hotel-like luxury.

Principal interior designer of J. Patryce Design, Joan Enger’s style could best be described as “classic modern”, blending clean lines with traditional twists. She believes that a well-executed interior includes an interesting mix of materials, finishes and textures. The firm’s direction points anywhere from transitional to modern, but despite the specific style that is requested, each space that they touch feels unique, layered and timeless.



Nemo Tile Product Used

Bathroom Floor – Fosso Large Herringbone Mosaic, Fosso Base Trim

Wall Tile – Thassos – Directo 12″ x 24″

Shower Floor, Tub & Shower Wall Pannels – Fosso Small Herringbone Mosaic



J Patryce & Company Design



Christian Harder

Project Spotlight: Glazed Brick Country Kitchen

When it came to designing the stylish kitchen of this stylish home, Philip M Rossillo, RA Principal of PRDG architecture + design, shares that they started with a traditional, white country-esque kitchen and went from there. A white baseline aesthetic works nicely with this home and in the kitchen design, Rossillo started with the backsplash first, rather than letting it be a later decision.


After considering many backsplash options, the designer pinpointed exactly what the homeowner wanted to achieve with Nemo Tile’s Cambridge grey glazed brick tile in color ‘smoke.’ This tile has a softer, more natural man-made feel. The backsplash was finished with a grey grout and stacked in an offset pattern throughout to give a real, old world feel to it, which works beautifully with a traditional country kitchen.



“The glazed ceramic material goes from lighter to darker with the shadows and movements from the natural sunlight and the under-cabinetry lighting providing a wonderful color range. It’s really great how it all came together,” says Rossillo.



The decorative kitchen ceiling was designed to be structural to help break up the scale. The ceiling ribs activates the eye, beautifully interacts with the trim and white kitchen cabinetry and gives a European feel to the room by adding scale, intrigue and proportion to the space.




NEMO Products Used:

Backsplash: Cambridge grey glazed brick tile. Color: Smoke



Architect & Designer: Philip M Rossillo of PRDG architecture + design