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Embracing patterns – a round-up of our favourite tile designs

Friday 10 July 2020, Written by Laura Tompkins

Patterned tiles have been around in interiors for decades and recent years have seen them make a comeback stronger than ever! From feature floors to stylish splashbacks, patterned tiles are perfect for those looking to add a little extra detail and character to a scheme.

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.

5 easy mistakes to avoid when selecting tiles & designing your bathroom

Friday 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!

How to nail the neutral trend with tiles

Friday 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.

Your Guide to tile pattern layouts

Friday 27 January 2017, Written by Laura Tompkins

Before you get stuck into your kitchen or bathroom makeover, have you considered the layout of your tiles? Playing with angles and patterns is a brilliant way to add interest and a new dimension to your design. We’ve put together some tips and ideas on laying tiles to make even the simplest of schemes stand out.

Tiles for every room in your home

Friday 18 November 2016, Written by Laura Tompkins

Tiles are a natural choice for kitchens and bathrooms, their hardwearing and durable qualities make them ideal for daily traffic, spills and easy maintenance. Whilst kitchens and bathrooms are undoubtedly logical places to use tiles, developments in design and materials mean there’s now even more choice in tiles that are suitable to use throughout the entire home!

A touch of England in New England

Wednesday 26 October 2016, Written by Sylwia J

The story of a Winchester splashback in the heart of the Old Bay State

Five tips for updating a small kitchen

Friday 21 October 2016, Written by Laura Tompkins

An open spaced, well lit large country kitchen might be a dream for many of us who, in reality, have a slightly smaller space… However, even if your kitchen is small it doesn’t mean that you can’t think big, what small kitchens lack in space can be made up for in style, so opt for plenty of storage, good lighting and clever use of tiles…

Our New Tileworks Collection

Tuesday 19 July 2016, Written by Laura Tompkins

This month we have another new product launch! The new Tileworks 2016 collection has been updated to include products previously shown in both the Tileworks Autumn and Spring collections as well as the main brochure. It also includes some range extensions and exciting new products with interesting materials, finishes and styles to enhance the range.

Your guide to timeless monochrome interiors

Friday 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.

Artworks and Mosaics – A beautiful bathroom makeover

Thursday 28 April 2016, Written by Laura Tompkins

Sarah moved into this elegant Georgian four bed home in Rochester last year and straight away got to work on both the upstairs and downstairs bathrooms. It has lots of original features and after visiting her local Original Style independent retailer Decoramic, Sarah decided on classic Artworks white bevelled wall tiles with an Octagon Dot Mosaic floor tile for the upstairs bathroom and a white Winchester brick for the downstairs bathroom.

Mirror, mirror (on the wall) - Glassworks Update

Monday 7 March 2016, Written by Sylwia P

Following the success of the Antique Mirror Bevel tile we have introduced three additions to the mirror tile collection: the Antique Mirror Copper, Antique Mirror White and Antique Mirror Grey.

A Closer look at the Winchester Tile Company

Friday 29 January 2016, Written by Laura Tompkins

You may not be aware that the renowned manufacturer The Winchester Tile Company is also part of the Original Style group and one of our most beautiful and loved collections. The tiles are produced here in Devon in our Exeter factory and the glazes are formulated and mixed using traditional methods.

Creating a feature wall with tiles

Thursday 7 January 2016, Written by Laura Tompkins

Feature walls are often thought of as a white room with a single wall painted bright orange or deep red - but showcasing some colour in your home doesn’t need to be this obvious.

Kitchen walls & floors – tile ideas to transform your space

Friday 4 September 2015, Written by Sarah Cole

If you’re planning to renovate your kitchen you’ve probably given lots of thought to the cabinetry, worktops and colour scheme but how much have you considered the type of tiles you might use?

Call of the wild – tropical trends

Friday 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.

Time for reflection - using reflective tiles in your home

Friday 10 July 2015, Written by Sarah Cole

Tiles are a hugely popular choice for covering the walls and floors of your home, from an aesthetic as well as a practical point of view. As we’ve discussed many times on this blog, tiles can enhance the look and feel of just about any space as well as being durable and easy to clean.

Textured tiles

Friday 1 May 2015, Written by Sarah Cole

The days of plain and simple tiles being the main choice for homeowners are officially long gone. A move towards bright colours, shimmering mosaics and patchwork style tiles has become increasingly evident, as has a taste for textured tiles. Embossed designs, tactile stone and raised porcelain are all great ways of introducing texture – but why use this style?

Fabulous Feature Walls

Friday 16 August 2013

Shine On

Friday 5 July 2013

Anything but ordinary – patterned tiles makes a comeback

Tuesday 30 April 2013