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  1. Heritage Hallways – Create a timeless welcome with geometric, Victorian Floor Tiles

    Heritage Hallways – Create a timeless welcome with geometric, Victorian Floor Tiles The hallway is the first room you and your guests see when entering your home, so it’s worth investing in the design to make a great first impression. This room can sometimes be overlooked as one of the less frequently used rooms in the home. But opting for hard-wearing yet beautiful geometric floor tiles is a great way to add character as well as practicality. Victorian Floor tiles are renowned for decorating the floors of period properties. From simple chequerboard pathways to detailed porches and entryways, this style of geometric tiling has never gone out of style. Our Victorian Floor tile patterns are made up of individual pieces such as squares, rectangles, triangles and hexagons in many sizes and colours. This allows for the creation of lots of pattern options like the classic octagon-dot and more complex layouts, that incorporate a number of pieces. It also helps for those working with older properties where walls and floors may be a little uneven, the small, individual tiles allow for greater flexibility on installation and can be cut to fit tricky spaces. Our Victorian Floor Tile collection is produced using similar production techniques to their original counterparts, which adds to their authentic charm and means they will last for generations to come. To create something truly unique, explore our range of decorative drop in tiles to really set off the look. If you have a dark hallway, it might be worth leaning into a more atmospheric style with dark walls and a contrasting floor. A really important part of selecting your Victorian Floor Tiles is taking some time to look and feel samples. You can create your own mood-boards, play around with shapes and colourways and start to think about which pattern you will go for. Choose from a variety of colours including traditional Buff and Red, classic Black and White, contemporary greys and even pastel tones. These colours are designed to work together and complement each other in order to create a range of pattern options. Whatever your taste, Victorian Floor Tiles can act as the foundation to build upon. While some designs may be seen as complex and bold, the designs can be paired with a variety of schemes. To really express your style go for bold wallpaper, complementary paint colours and playful accessories and create a gorgeous, eclectic space as pictured above. Or, if you prefer neutral interiors, pare back a bold pattern with light walls and fresh lighting. …So if you’re thinking of installing Victorian Floor tiles in your home or just want to find out more about our iconic range, take a look at our brochure and find your nearest retailer here Read more...
  2. An Original Style Tile Makeover with @Manwithahammer

    An Original Style Tile Makeover with @Manwithahammer No one knows how to make a statement with their interiors quite like Greg Penn – otherwise known as the Man with a Hammer over on Instagram, where he shares his renovation journey with over 180k followers! Tiles play a huge part in many interior projects, taking spaces from simple to statement - so we were delighted to work with Greg on his renovation of Admirals House, the old Navy Hospital in Plymouth, Devon. We caught up with Greg to find out how the project is going… Q. Please could you tell us a little bit about you, where you live and how long you’ve lived in the Admirals House? Well, my name is Greg – better known as ‘Man with a Hammer’. I bought Admirals House almost three years ago in quite a sorry state and I am slowly restoring it back to its former glory. It’s in the old Royal Naval Hospital in Plymouth, Devon.     Q. Tell us about the Admirals House, do you know when it was built? Does it have any interesting history? What made you fall in love with this property and take on the renovation challenge? It was built in 1804 – the architect was Daniel Alexander Asher who most famously designed Dartmoor Prison, built just after. It was the residence of the chief officer in charge of the 26 acre hospital site (one of the most advanced hospitals in the world at the time, and the design of which was made popular all over Europe later by Florence Nightingale). The house is jam packed with history, my favourite being the creek that used to run behind the house - it didn’t smell too good! But it's how the injured sailors were brought up into the hospital. If you were too ill to paddle, your prospects were perhaps not so good so it’s where the phrase ‘up the creek without a paddle’ comes from! Q. What were your primary goals when it came to renovating the property? Well, first and foremost, to make a comfortable home for myself. I’m hoping it’s my ‘forever home’ – though obviously you never know what the future holds. It’s also hugely important to me to respect the house and the architecture, preserving and making good what I can, and reinstating anything that might be missing – whilst also making it appropriate for modern day living. The Admiral would have had staff to tend the fires, grounds and whatnot – sadly I can’t say the same for myself!     Q. Where did you find your inspiration for the renovation? For me, it’s listening to the house a bit. In terms of the bathrooms, obviously the house wouldn’t have had bathrooms in the conventional sense in 1804, so I wanted them to feel as ‘unbathroomy’ as possible, treating them much like any other room. This includes the use of colour and pattern, and materials like wallpaper (a chinoiserie from a similar era to the house), panelling, aged oak parquet, pleated lampshades and of course the patterned tiles in the shower enclosure (which do an excellent trick of stopping your brain from seeing it purely as a shower enclosure which was my intention – it’s far more subtle and softer within the room). The hand painted ‘English – Delft’ tiles add a nice bit of whimsey!     For the fireplace in the bedroom, it was wonderful to find tiles that mirror what would have been there originally (albeit the insert is perhaps 100 years newer than the house!) and the Victorian hearth tiles really pull in some of the other colours from the room.     Q. What made you choose Original Style’s Victorian Floor Tiles, Winchester and Artworks ranges? The Winchester tiles, being such an artisanal product, vary slightly in colour and texture and you really see them as handmade – I think something perfectly uniform and machine made in that space, would have jarred slightly. They give a real softness and are just beautiful! The Victorian floor tiles – being individual tiles, meant we could create a design perfect for the space both in style and colour – and the Artworks range has amazing authentic replicas of the originals so it was the obvious choice.     Q. How did you find your experience when visiting our Plymouth showroom? It was really lovely – a really spacious layout with some gorgeous set pieces that provide loads of inspiration. It’s really helpful to see things laid out like that and picture things side by side. There’s so much choice it really helps refine your ideas. The staff were hugely knowledgeable too!     Q. We offer a CAD (computer aided design) service, did you use this? If so, did it help you visualise the tiles in your -project? Yes for the hearth – it was such a small space, it really helped making sure everything was going to fit nicely and look right together.     Q. Would you consider using them anywhere else in your renovation? Yes absolutely – if you’ve the right space for them, they add a huge amount of character to a space whilst also being really hardwearing and practical. I can imagine them in a grand hallway or pathway Q. Would you say there are any specific interior design trends that could be highlighted for 2022? Is there anything that you could pinpoint in the tile world? I think people will continue to get braver with pattern and colour, and I’m seeing far more of this within their tile choice. For a while as people were dipping their toe into colour, they might paint the rest of the space but stick to a neutral tile - but the effect is so much more impactful and cohesive when you really have some fun with the tiles too! I think making a statement with pattern on tiles - like you might with wallpaper is really coming through.   Read more...
  3. A Victorian Floor Tile hallway makeover with Stacey from @end_of_the_row

    A Victorian Floor Tile hallway makeover with Stacey from @end_of_the_row When we say that tiles can completely transform a space, this is what we mean! We teamed up with Stacey Dyer, creator and founder of @end_of_the_row on Instagram, to help bring her hallway dreams to life.   Stacey’s Instagram account and blog focuses on the renovation of her Edwardian/Victorian home, where she shares the journey with over 230,000 followers. We were delighted to work with Stacey on this project, especially when we discovered she loves our Victorian Floor Tile collection as much as we do. We caught up with her to find out how the final project came together. Q. Please could you tell us a little bit about you and your blog/Instagram account, End of the Row? How did it all start and how have your platforms grown to where they are today? After moving into our house in 2015 we started to document our renovations for our own reference. Over the next few years, we started to build a following and seven years later it has organically grown to 232k. I come from a background in the beauty industry but have always had a passion, and I guess a bit of an eye for interiors, but I never dreamt that it would become what it is today. I’m now studying Interior Design and hope to be able to work full time in the wonderful world of interiors. Q. Tell us about your property, do you know when it was built? Does it have any interesting history? Our house was built in 1910, making it on the Edwardian/Victorian cusp. It’s in an old Suffolk market town where many of the buildings date back to the 1500’s so my house feels relatively new. Q. What made you opt for this style of property? We lived in an old property beforehand which was built in 1880 so have always loved old properties. When we came to view this house, we instantly fell in love with the entrance hall with its stained glass windows and original corbels. We knew we had to have it. Q. What made you choose Original Style’s Victorian Floor Tiles? The pattern choice and how you can mix different colours with different tile styles or switch up the border tile. It felt like I could make it original to us but still keep a classic look. Q. What advice would you give to people looking to incorporate Victorian Floor tiles within their interior? How can they best achieve this look? Go for it. It makes such a difference to the feel of the room. Even the postman stops to admire them when I open the door! Maybe if a full tile is a bit too much, then a simpler pattern with a beautiful border could work. Or maybe a Victorian tile could be added to a hearth area or a fireplace surround. They are timeless and instantly take a room to the next level with minimal effort. Q. What would you say is your interior style and what were the main objectives of your hallway renovation? I love a maximalist style where everything is a little mismatched. I love to mix contemporary pieces with vintage and I’m not afraid to go bold with a bit of colour.  The hallway is very dark, so we knew we wanted to lighten the floor up but also have a bold pattern. We wanted the floor to be the statement piece of the hall so have pared everything else down a little to make sure the tiles were the star of the show. Q. We offer a CAD (computer aided design) service, did you use this? If so, did it help you visualise the tiles in your home? We did and it showed us how the tile configuration and colour may look in our hallway. Q. Why did you choose the Blenheim Victorian Floor Tile pattern and Kingsley border in a contemporary colourway? I tend to have a colour thread through my house which is green and blue so I always knew this colourway would work for our home. I also really loved the centrepiece tile as it looked similar to some fireplace tiles I have in the lounge. We also have a similar colourway on our exterior path tiles, so this flowed nicely. The Kingsley border is so classic and timeless, and we also have this tile on a different fireplace so I felt that it all complemented the rest of the house. Q. Where did you find your inspiration for the renovation of your hallway? We wanted to keep it pretty simple, and I have taken a lot of inspiration from traditional Victorian halls so knew I wanted to bring the character back into the room. Q. How important were the tiles in the renovation of your hallway and what was it that you found appealing about them? I’m such an aesthetic person, I love pattern, shape and colour and I knew this hall could take it. I wanted a fresh look but still in busy-ish style and these tiles fitted the bill. Find out more about our Victorian Floor tile collection here and visit your local retailer to get started on your own project! We always recommend that our Victorian Floor tiles are installed by an experienced tiler.   Read more...
  4. Marble-effect tiles for bathrooms and kitchens

    Marble-effect tiles for bathrooms and kitchens We’ve added three new marble-effect collections to our Tileworks range. Each of these new additions has been carefully selected to reflect the most recent trends in interior design, offering three different marble styles.   Marmi Nero This large-format marble-effect tile has a honed finish, meaning it offers a realistic stone finish and authentic marble feel. Marmi Nero is effortlessly chic, its black marble tones are great for those looking to add drama and character to a scheme. This deep-toned black marble-effect tile comes in three formats in two finishes; a gentle honed option with a realistic stone look and feel, a polished finish for a glossy, elegant look and a honed hexagon mosaic.   Statuario Nuovo Our Statuario Nuovo tiles are inspired by the world’s most premium Carrara marbles, featuring elegant veining in neutral tones of white and grey. This marble-effect tile has a luxurious feel and looks beautiful teamed with gold fixtures and fittings, sleek cabinets and contemporary, neutral colours.   Choose from three formats in two finishes; a gentle honed option with a realistic stone look and feel, a polished finish, or a honed hexagon mosaic.   Statuarietto Featuring a heavier marbling with more background detail, Statuarietto marble-effect tiles have a classic feel. These marble-effect tiles offer striking detail for a bold look. Use alone for a simple yet stunning look or team with coordinating hexagon tiles for a contemporary space.  Also available in three formats in two finishes; a gentle honed option with a realistic stone look and feel, a polished finish, or a honed hexagon mosaic.   If you’re looking to incorporate marble-effect tiles into your kitchen or bathroom one of these collections may tick all your boxes. If you’re still not sure, head to your nearest local retailer to order samples and see how they look and feel in your chosen space. Tiles can completely change the style of a room and look different throughout the day. Creating your own moodboard and experimenting with colours, textures and layouts is a great way to help bring your ideas to life. Find out more about our marble-effect tiles and browse more contemporary tiles in our Tileworks brochure Read more...
  5. New additions to our contemporary Tileworks range

    New additions to our contemporary Tileworks range Home to plenty of beautiful large format, modern wall and floor tiles our Tileworks range has lots to offer. Each year, we enrich this range with new products and for 2022, we’ve carefully selected four new tile collections, all offering something unique and special – we can’t wait to share them with you!   Nebraska A small-format wood-effect plank with a satin texture, Nebraska comes in four colours. Use alone or mix together for a stunning, coastal look, the mixture of blues and whites contrast beautifully, creating a unique yet charming look.  We also love the use of a single colourway in a herringbone or brick-bond layout, the White option would create a contemporary, Scandinavian feel and opting for a Marine, Blue or Aqua will add instant impact.   Oken The Oken range features hexagon and brick formats all with textured, rustic nuances, in five colourways.   Oken Hexagons Use together across both surfaces for a bold effect or use alone for feature walls – either way Oken hexagons provide a striking finish. The five colours create design options for a whole host of projects, from modern, colourful bathrooms to contemporary kitchens in playful tones. Oken Bricks Oken brick tiles also have a rustic, aged effect with a detailed patina. We’ve styled these brick tiles in a number of formats, showcasing how experimenting with different layouts can add character and create a variety of looks.   Jewel Black This polished porcelain tile is all about impact. Jewel black has a highly polished finish, imitating precious jewel tones and inspired by Onyx, this tile has eight faces, allowing for plenty of variation and a natural flow. This striking tile can be used on walls and residential floors – perfect for those looking for the wow-factor!   Sherbet Playful pastel tones with a textured, sugary finish. These Sherbet kit-kat style bricks have a modern-rustic feel, in pastel tones of pink, blue, green , grey and white. Use alone for a subtle pop of colour or mix together for a gentle rainbow hue. Kit-kat tiles are great for herringbone, stack-bond and brick-bond layouts, this collection is perfect for anyone looking to experiment with tile layouts and incorporate a touch of colour Read more...
  6. Interior Trends 2022

    Interior Trends 2022 Keeping abreast of the latest interior trends is something that we’re extremely passionate about. Not only is this an essential activity for when we’re producing and sourcing new tile designs, but it provides the opportunity to scour our existing portfolio and establish tile pairings that customers can use in their homes to ensure they’re also ahead of the curve. Essentially, we do all the research so you don’t have to! Our designers, Jane Addis and Becca Keenan, are our in-house trend specialists and have established the following three key trends that are set to dominate the interiors scene during 2022.   Nature Nostalgia The Nature Nostalgia trend is inspired by fresh blooms and pastel hues – both of which are set to be key design and colour styles for 2022. Encapsulating elements of the cottagecore trend, Nature Nostalgia embraces a simpler lifestyle that is harmonious with nature. From an aesthetic perspective, this trend has a more traditional feel but with a contemporary edge thanks to the heavenly pastel hues.  “A story of spring fresh hues, colours and patterns inspired by floral dreams and modern tones. This trend encapsulates positivity, reconnecting with the outside world and finding joy in all things botanical” Jane Addis - New Products & Design Manager. When it comes to getting the look with tiles, the options from Original Style’s ranges are almost endless. Choose from gorgeous pink and purple glazes in Winchester, modern pennyround designs in Mosaics or the soft yet striking Wildflower Rose design in the Living range to establish the perfect wall covering and bring Nature Nostalgia into your home. There’s no need to look much further when considering the perfect floor tile either. Sticking with natural materials, Becca recommends keeping it neutral and let the walls do the talking; “Wood effect flooring would complement this look perfectly. Try a soft beige for a traditional look, or a cool grey for a more contemporary style. To complete the trend, throw in some fresh or dried flowers as a finishing touch” Becca Keenan - New Products Designer.     Chic Boutique Bring luxury and tranquillity into your home with Chic Boutique trend – creating a space that evokes the feeling of relaxation and indulgence when checking into a glamorous hotel room. Immerse your chosen space in our extravagant antique mirror, marble-effect tiles or even a striking pattern such as Penshaw Black from our Odyssey range to begin creating the foundations for achieving the Chic Boutique look. “Inspired by the desire to create a unique eclectic space in our home, the Chic Boutique trend is reminiscent of luxurious boutique hotels where decadence and design rule the day” Jane Addis - New Products & Design Manager. To further encapsulate the eclectic, city chic vibe that this trend has to offer, it’s imperative that a range of different tiles and materials are considered within a design scheme. “Mix together matt, mirrored and metallic surfaces, pair with velvet accessories and rich colours to create a boutique inspired space in your home. Be bold with black geometric patterns and mosaics to bring the look together” Becca Keenan - New Products Designer.     Modern Minerals Our Modern Minerals trend can be defined in three key themes: natural textures, earthy tones and large format surfaces. This trend is all about keeping it simple and mixing up natural textures with contemporary tile formats to achieve a modern, urban vibe. “With a focus on bringing a calming tone, earthy textures and qualities of natural inspired products into your home, the best way to achieve the Modern Minerals look with tiles is to encompass our wood, marble and stone effect collections from our Tileworks range. Together, these materials will evoke a sense of tranquillity which, when paired with larger format product, will create a simplistic, pared back aesthetic” Jane Addis - New Products & Design Manager. When it comes to styling, the opportunities are almost endless with this versatile interior trend. “Although simplistic, you can still be playful with this look. Through incorporating a range of different materials, you can exaggerate the featured textures to add depth and interest to your room. Brass is perfect for a touch of opulence or opt for more minimalistic accessories to keep your space sleek and clean” Becca Keenan - New Products Designer.     Read more...
  7. Get inspired at our Cheltenham Tile Showroom

    Get inspired at our Cheltenham Tile Showroom If you live in the Cheltenham area and need inspiration for your next tile project, look no further than our Original Style Tile Showroom in Cheltenham. This Showroom offers a distinctive and high-quality portfolio of tiles - for all budgets. There you will find stunning tile options for every room of the house. The showroom in Cheltenham offers plenty of choice; from modern large-format options in stone, wood and concrete effects, to classic glazed wall tiles in plenty of colours and finishes - as well as decorative options. Across the 10,000 square foot showroom there are over 200 tile ranges on display and a further 20,000 products to choose from. Samples are also available to take away, making the tile selection process that little bit easier. There are plenty of inspiring displays too: browse modern marble-effects, glossy brick tiles in pastel tones, patterned floor tiles as well as Victorian Floor tiles and mosaics.     Our production sites are based in Exeter, Devon. We’re so proud of our British origins. Many of our ranges such as Artworks and Winchester, have a heritage spanning over 30 years! And, the tiles are still just as timeless today, thanks to their rich glossy glazes and quality feel. Our dedicated design team always make it a priority to ensure we are on top of the latest interior trends, offering decorative, patterned tiles for walls and floors. Nigel Golding, the manager of the Original Style store in Cheltenham says "Our showroom is home to a wealth of stunning tile displays to help inspire your up-and-coming project. Tiles are tactile and there's nothing quite like the experience you'll have in our showroom where you can see, touch and best visualise our tiles in your home. "We pride ourselves on offering something a little different with our portfolio of over 20,000 products. We have tiles for every style, setting and budget. We also have a great, knowledgeable team on hand who are ready to help and assist you find the perfect tiles." He added: "Our showroom also has a dedicated area for tools and accessories and we welcome all tradespeople to come and meet the team and sign up for a trade account to receive exclusive offers and discounts Read more...
  8. Our Southampton Original Style Tile Showroom

    Our Southampton Original Style Tile Showroom Our Southampton showroom offers customers an inspiring tile journey through a wide range of beautiful room sets. Our Original Style showrooms have been designed to allow customers to take their time while browsing for tiles and to explore the vast range of tiles we have available.     Whatever project you’re working on, our friendly team at the Southampton showroom are on hand to help. From kitchen splashbacks to Victorian floor tiled paths, there’s a tile to suit every style and budget. Tiles are tactile and we always recommend seeing them in real life, that’s why at our Southampton showroom you’ll find samples of our tiles across a colour wall. Taking time to view samples in different lighting and settings is a great way to find the right tile for your project. Our Original Style Southampton team, formed of local residents, are on hand to discuss your project and offer design support.     Read more...
  9. Our new Original Style Tile Showroom opens in Glasgow!

    Our new Original Style Tile Showroom opens in Glasgow! Our new showroom in Glasgow has exactly what you need to transform your house into your dream home and make it a place you're excited to show off to friends and family!          Our new showroom offers a distinctive and high-quality portfolio of tiles to suit all budgets. There you will find stunning tile options for every room of the house. The new showroom is in Hillington, Glasgow and is our eighth independent showroom. Our first Exeter showroom opened 30 years ago and we have since expanded our offering by opening showrooms across the South West including locations in Plymouth, Bristol, Cheltenham, Bournemouth, Wales, and Southampton. Each showroom, including the brand new Glasgow store, seeks to take customers on an inspirational tile journey. Visitors can expect to find something of their taste within a wealth of room sets, a tactile colour wall, consultation areas, and displays showcasing the latest tile trends. Our Original Style expert team, formed of local residents, will be on hand to discuss your project and offer design support.     Read more...
  10. Interior Trends 2021: Staycation

    Interior Trends 2021: Staycation With the majority of us currently unable to jet off to sunnier climates, we’ve been looking re encouraging people to look at ways to bring those well-deserved vacation feels into your home. Our Staycation trend is all about showcasing how you can bring relaxing, holiday-inspired vibes into your interior décor so you can create a space to escape within all year round – who doesn’t want that?!   The perfect place to start when embracing this trend is to think of your favourite holiday locations, or coastal inspired retreats, and look at the colours, textures and materials that embody these destinations, then incorporate them into a designated space within the home. Whether it’s a countryside inspired bathroom, a bedroom with Moroccan accents, a kitchen that transports you to the Mediterranean or an outdoor area that retells stories from late nights in Spain – the possibilities are almost endless. For us and many others, coastal locations epitomise vacations so a great way of embracing the Staycation trend is to look at bringing a range of different blues into the home. Blue tones personify the natural hues of the sea and sky and immediately provide a calm and tranquil atmosphere. Team these blues with fresh whites and subtle greys to create a seamless coastal colour palette. To take the coastal vibe a step further, our Maui Pebble mosaics are the perfect accompanying floor tile for the ultimate seaside inspired escape. It’s also important to remember that’s not just colour that can help you achieve your desired look, texture and surface finishes also play an integral part. Keeping with the seaside theme, we’d suggest exploring shimmery and glossy tile finishes creating a bright space that bounces light around the room to mimic the sun reflecting off the sea. Our Pearl Scale mosaics feature a light-inducing iridescent finish and coastal curves – perfect for achieving that statement nautical style. For more Staycation inspiration, take a look at our video below Read more...

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