For designer Gaye Weatherly, the layout of brilliantly finished glass tile and stone is “imagination at work,” a process that culls inspiration from a variety of resources and results in a polished product.
For years, Weatherly has applied her arts education and tasteful aesthetic to the creation of both tile and stone designs. She has expanded the work of her business, Weatherly Tile & Stone, Inc. of Portsmouth, to include worldwide demographics – the States, St. Barts, St. Maarten, Anguilla, the Grand Cayman, Dubai – and shows no sign of slowing down.
Whether your preference for tile design is sand-meets-sea or vintage-meets-regal, basic field tile or a deco piece, Weatherly can combine color, style and texture to match it all. “I want people to walk in [to the showroom] and say, ‘Oh my gosh, I never knew you could get tile like this!’” says Weatherly. “That’s what I love to see.”
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Specializing in major renovations as well as brand new projects, Weatherly focuses towards customer service and connecting with her clients. Available for on-site visits, including during the evenings and weekends, she can transform the slightest of visions into a home masterpiece, or create a look start to finish, with only a color or photo to guide her. Regardless of the scope of the job – whether expansive or smaller – Weatherly aims to make it easy, fun and memorable. When designing an entire home, the backsplash of a kitchen remodel or the centerpiece for a grand lobby area, Weatherly’s work is commanded by quality. The position of lighting, other pieces of home-style décor and the natural outdoors all help to create a final design.
Much of Weatherly’s interest and motivation for creating such dynamic work stems from her own professional sailing career and boat-building past. The water and the faraway locales of Europe have both contributed to her sharp eye for detail, and the glass and stone she works with is reflective of the legion of places she has either visited or lived.
The Weatherly Tile & Stone, Inc. showroom includes premiere seasonal selections and exclusive lines of specialty tile, including handmade glass tile, custom 36” x 40” hand-cut pieces, iridescent glass, rare granites and marble. Tile and stone products are varied and include top picks like Antiquity Tile, Beach Glass, Metaphor Bronze, Mirage Glass, Terra Bella Marble and stone and pewter accents. The showroom also carries 100 percent recycled materials such as IceStone® and PaperStone®.
Local projects include work with the Newport-area mansions, Grey Craig Estate, Bridal Path, Quail Tree House, the residences at Carnegie Abbey fake watches and special properties in Jamestown, Block Island and Martha’s Vineyard, as well as a residence in Trump Tower and a pied-a-terre in Boston.