Our 2016 highlights

Thursday 15 December 2016, Written by Laura Tompkins

We can’t believe Christmas has rolled around again and that in just a matter of weeks, we will be welcoming in 2017! Here at Original Style it has been another busy and productive year with plenty of new product launches and events. We’ve also worked hard on refreshing our brochures with a complete overhaul on some of our most cherished collections (check out our updated Artworks collection!). Here are just a few of our best bits from 2016…


With mirror tiles proving so popular we added some more to the Glassworks collection back in February.  White Antique Mirror in 60x30 large format has been a popular addition and is now one of our bestselling Glassworks tiles! New colours White, Grey and Copper come in the popular brick format, and add mysterious and dramatic look to any room. Take a look at the full range here


In the spring we complemented our existing range of patterned wall and floor tiles with  four brand new patterns, Saltram, Pentille, Lewtrenchard and Knightshayes. Each design has its own unique story and delicate pattern, take Pentillie for example (shown below), an elegant design based on the grandeur of Pentillie Castle that overlooks the river Tamar. Patterned tiles are set to be big next year (read our 2017 trend predictions) so browse the Odyssey collection for more ideas and inspiration.

We also introduced a grey colourway of our Tapestry Collection. Try combining all 12 different patterns to create a crisp fresh panel for a kitchen or bathroom splashback, the grey is great if you are looking for a contemporary effect.


In the summer we launched a whole host of new large format wall and floor tiles for the Tileworks Collection to offer the most up to date and on trend products. Firm favourite additions of the collection have been Sandstorm and Alaska; their beautifully neutral properties make them the ideal choice for any room of the home.

Marble Carrara Bianco has also been a hugely popular addition. With the marble trend still at large, these tiles are an affordable alternative to the real thing.


Victorian Floor Tiles

We also added in a few new pattern designs to offer even more choice. Check out the Tenby pattern which features the Cardigan hand decorated drop in tile. This pretty pattern works well in greys and whites and looks beautiful in a bathroom setting as below. We also put together a helpful guide on using Victorian Floor tiles in small porches proving that you don’t have to compromise on style if you have a small space! Look at the full post here.


Lastly, in October we took the opportunity to breathe some new life into our Artworks collection. Artworks is one of our most cherished collections of classic and decorated field tiles and mouldings which have been created here in our factory in Devon since 1986! Since then, Artworks has been one of our most popular ranges with quality, tradition and authenticity its core values. To keep it current we added in three new neutral shades Chancel Grey, Vintage White and Westminster Grey.  These new colours have a contemporary feel and look beautiful in both kitchen and bathroom settings as shown below.

We packed a lot into 2016 and next year is set to be just as eventful, we’ll be back on the blog in 2017 with more makeovers, tips and ideas for your home!

For more ideas, head over to our Inspiration pages or browse more images on Pinterest.

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