With warm sunset hues ranging from ochre to sienna, terracotta has been adorning homes with its sunbaked warmth and earthy texture for centuries. Translated from Italian as “baked earth,” this clay-based material is yet again making a comeback in both traditional and surprisingly modern forms. Today’s geometric shapes, glazed Zellige tiles, and modern objects can lend their canyon colorway and natural imperfections for a laid-back, midcentury-modern-meets-Southwest aesthetic.

The traditional smooth gloss tiles by Clay Imports are made using wood frames that give the edges a rustic, irregular look; clayimports.com

The weathered and glazed Zellige tiles feature an array of whites; cletile.com

The Antique Diamond Matte tiles can be arranged into a hexagon pattern; clayimports.com

The Provincial Red Hex tiles are reclaimed from antique French terracotta structures; cletile.com

The unglazed natural Zellige tiles by Riad Tile are handmade in Morocco using centuries-old techniques; riadtile.com


Overhand Knot / $60 / virginiasin.com

Folk Abigail 10” Soft Cone Pendant / $449 /rejuvenation.com


In Common With Ceramic Orb Surface Mount / $700 / spartan-shop.com



Ridge Vase / $125 / nannieinez.com Bump Table / $3,500 / annakarlin.com




Bump Table / $3,500 / annakarlin.com