Two summers ago I was lucky enough to admire the tiles at the Alhambra and the intricate patterns of Gaudí in person. When I returned, I noticed that Anthropolgie was using the intriguing sites, and their patterns and architecture as a backdrop for their photoshoot.
Well where Anthropolgie goes, apparently others follow. It isn't Spain, but the tile trend is showing up in all sorts of catalogs. I noticed it this month in both Free People and Banana Republic. The bright, colorful detailing is perfect for summer.
And since everyone loves a colorful accessory pop. So the style transcends the background and appears right in the product!