Posts - Trends
Pastels with WinchesterMonday 11 March 2019, Written by Melissa Gunstone
The positive impact that Pastel hues have within interior colour schemes is uplifting. You can’t help but adore the soft shades of mint, baby blues and blush and the calm atmosphere they can establish within a setting. Providing comfort in colour, pastels today are known for lending a relaxed feel to interior spaces and have come a long way from only being used in children’s bedrooms. Living areas, kitchens and bathrooms have seen a surge in pastel palettes and they’re most certainly here to stay.
Tile of the Year 2019, Midnight Blue!Friday 9 November 2018, Written by Melissa Gunstone
Following on from last year’s successful Tile of the Year campaign with ‘Heath’ from The Winchester Tile Company, Original Style is excited to announce the dramatic Midnight Blue as 2019's must-have tile.
The Design Sheppard - Original Style Factory TourFriday 26 October 2018, Written by Melissa Gunstone
We had the pleasure of welcoming Stacey Sheppard, the author of the award-winning blog ‘The Design Sheppard’, to our Exeter head office and production site last month!
Large format, textures, and contemporary finishes; Tileworks has been extendedThursday 11 October 2018, Written by Melissa Gunstone
Looking for that perfect tile? You really don’t need to look any further. We’ve recently welcomed exciting additions to our contemporary Tileworks collection to reflect exciting trends in interior design. The updated collection comprises a multitude of size formats, innovative textures and a wide range of finishes, colours and effects – suitable for every taste, location and setting. What a dream!
Pantone colour of the year - Ultra VioletFriday 15 December 2017, Written by Laura Tompkins
Many people are probably thinking about festive panettone at this time of year, rather than the Pantone colour of the year, but not us! We’re still obsessing over the new colour of the year for 2018, Ultra Violet, a beautiful soft but still punchy purple, a similar colour in fact, to our tile of the year Heath!
5 easy mistakes to avoid when selecting tiles & designing your bathroomFriday 6 October 2017, Written by Laura Tompkins
When updating any room in your house, it’s safe to say you are trying to improve the space and aim for perfection. But the excitement of it all can often lead to design pitfalls and mistakes, especially when there are so many options and styles to choose from. To help ease the process we’ve drawn up some of the most common mistakes and how to avoid them!
5 ways to be bold with your tile choicesThursday 7 September 2017, Written by Laura Tompkins
Being bold with your decorating choices doesn’t have to mean in your face feature walls or clashing colours, it’s about finding the right style for you. But when it comes to making these decisions we know it can be a daunting process! If you want your home to reflect your bold personality, here's a few styling ideas to help…
A contemporary kitchen makeover with Winchester Classic field tilesFriday 25 August 2017, Written by Laura Tompkins
Contemporary might not be the first style that comes to mind when installing Classic tiles from the Winchester Tile Company, but these home makeover images go to show just how versatile tiles can be…
How to nail the neutral trend with tilesFriday 30 June 2017, Written by Laura Tompkins
Neutrals go with anything, that’s what makes them such a practical and safe choice in interiors. Adding colour to a space can be daunting, but it can be just as confusing teaming together neutral tones and textures. Whether it’s your bathroom, kitchen or hallway, you can still create a stunning look without committing to bold colours, here’s a few of our tips on creating winning neutral spaces.
Welcome Home – A Victorian Floor Tile Hallway MakeoverFriday 16 June 2017, Written by Laura Tompkins
When it comes to transforming small spaces, the hallway can be hard to design, especially in an older style Victorian house, where floors and walls are uneven. But this doesn’t mean you need to compromise on style…
Top Tile Trends – Our Summer 2017 Half Year RoundupFriday 2 June 2017, Written by Laura Tompkins
At the end of 2016 we gave you our Top 4 Tile Trends for 2017. We thought this week we’d take a look over the last 6 months to see how our predictions are shaping up and find out what’s popular with customers...
Authentically English Tiles for Kitchens and BathroomsFriday 10 March 2017, Written by Laura Tompkins
With British design still very much in demand it’s fair to say that Britain certainly knows a thing or two when it comes to creating fabulous interiors! Here at Original Style many of our products are made in our factory in Exeter, Devon, from decorative masterpiece tiles to detailed hand painted delft tiles.
Top 4 Tile Trends for 2017Friday 2 December 2016, Written by Sophie Warren-Smith
As the year is slowly coming to an end and we’re all starting to feel that Christmas spirit, we’ve also started looking into what 2017 might bring in terms of interior trends and styling preferences.
Your guide to timeless monochrome interiorsFriday 1 July 2016, Written by Laura Tompkins
Interior trends have changed and evolved over time but a black and white colour scheme always remains a timeless staple. Living with a monochrome pallete may not be to everyone’s taste but there is no denying its simple and classic appeal. Using black and white tiles is a striking combination and with careful design, a monochrome interior can transform any space in your home.
Spring Greens and Blue SkiesThursday 24 March 2016, Written by Laura Tompkins
With blue skies, longer days and a little sunshine lifting everyone’s mood, spring is the perfect time to get busy with your home renovations, especially with all the bank holidays ahead. There is something uplifting about spring which suggests new beginnings and a fresh start, so what better time to begin your project!
Large Format tiles - Does Size Matter?Friday 18 March 2016, Written by Laura Tompkins
In short, of course! When it comes to tiling, large format tiles are favourable for many reasons, not only are they beautifully contemporary but they provide a clean and uninterrupted finish.
Our 2015 HighlightsFriday 11 December 2015, Written by Laura Tompkins
With a only a few weeks of the year left we thought we’d take a look back at 2015 and what a year it’s been! With so many exciting new product launches, projects and events it’s no wonder 2015 has flown by – It’s been a full and productive year so here’s a roundup of what we’ve been up to
Autumn coloursWednesday 21 October 2015, Written by Sarah Cole
It’s that time of year where the nights start drawing in, there’s a chill in the air and thoughts start to turn to the festive period (that we won’t name just yet). With a renewed desire for cosy nights and warm interiors, here are some simple ways of incorporating this style into your home.
Call of the wild – tropical trendsFriday 7 August 2015, Written by Sarah Cole
Whilst we don’t advocate following trends simply because they are trends – particularly when it comes to tiles which are a more long term commitment than a cushion or paint colour – we do believe that you can glean ideas and use these in your home.
What does luxury mean to you?Friday 19 June 2015, Written by Sarah Cole
When we talk about interior design, luxury is a word that comes up often.
Glamour PlusFriday 22 May 2015, Written by Nan Nawrocki
Last week we explored just some of the new mosaics in our Summer Collection. Now it’s time to uncover the rest of the range, starting with the ones that you simply cannot ignore!
Bigger is better – why large format tiles are a huge trendFriday 24 April 2015, Written by Sarah Cole
One of the biggest interior design trends of late has been a move towards clean and contemporary interiors, often with an industrial edge.