Every now and again, a large and open room requires a post to hold up the roof or floor above. It’s usually a matter of the budget, where a beam or beams strong enough to span the room and carry the load would be cost prohibitive.
So, rather than trying to hide the post, why not celebrate it?
Here’s a close-up of the tile.
As you can see, the family’s youngest daughter has discovered that the tiles give her enough foothold to climb up and down like a little monkey.
Looking on is the girl’s uncle, architect Robert Nebolon, who designed the house.