Tropical Hawaiian Palms and Coconut Mosaic Patio Table Set

Hawaiian tropical Palms Coconut mosaic by Nate deDiego 48″ and 24″diameter

My good friend and client Jeff wanted his existing patio set to be mosaic rather than glass and requested it be tropical! This was a really fun process as I imagined how to approach and was pleased to find a creamy white marble that resembled coconut meat and a lava tone marble that I could make palm trees out of. Jeff is surely a man of the world and as fans of Hawaii, we looked to Hawaii for the motif and I created my own design. Jeff is a well cultured conoisseur and happens to be amongst the kindest hearted people I’ve encountered in my life and has supported me in a few of my pursuits. Definitely one of my favorite projects!

“I have had my mosaic tables for 10 years or more now and they are both in as beautiful condition as they were the first day I got them. No cracks, no fades, no deterioration whatsoever. The quality is incredible! ” -Jeff Busley

Grecian Athena Mosaic and Olive Branch / Vines Mosaic

Nate deDiego arts mosaic Athena Portrait Bisazza Italian Glass, 24″x 16″
Grecian style olive branch, vines, and waves mosaic inlay by Nate deDiego

This was a pleasant experience to say the least. Both this olive branch inlay and the wall mosaic of Goddess Athena were made for a very special couple, Cathy and Leo, whom are of a Greek and Italian descent with their very own Greek Restaurant in Fair Oaks. It was a total honor to take this project on. I found an image of an ancient coin profile of Athena and ordered the sweetest glass I could track down (Bisazza). As for the inlay, I loved making this with the dimensional aspect of waves backdrop in a tranquil aqua seaweed tone marble, Verde Butterfly granite leafs and corner vines, Nero Marquina marble olives and borders, Emperor Gold marble in the corners.