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  1. NEW Tile Designs for Modern Interiors

    NEW Tile Designs for Modern Interiors This summer, we’re delighted to introduce a selection of contemporary tiles to not one, not two but THREE of our most popular ranges.   Tileworks, Mosaics, and Glassworks have welcomed a whole host of new tile designs from statement glass bricks and small format wood-effect tiles through to gorgeous Penny Round mosaics. To help inspire your upcoming project, our Design & New Products Manager, Jane Addis, has categorised our new additions into five, contemporary trends to help you find the perfect, modern tile style.     Soft Industrial - A combination of mixed materials, textured finishes, natural hues and micro, geometric formats define this interior style and the following new tile designs will help you get the look.     Nature Play - Think earthy textures, shapes inspired by nature and wood-effect finishes to embrace this on-trend look.   Beach Blue - This trend is all about bringing seaside, blue hues into your home. The lighter tones are perfect for incorporating a bright, modern feel which works beautifully in bathroom settings for a tranquil atmosphere.   Biophilic Green - Bringing the outside in is a classic interior design choice for a modern scheme and our new additions which feature biophilic green hues are perfect for achieving this look.   Pastel Pink - Pink tones are here to stay and our new additions provide a multitude of sophisticated tile designs to incorporate this on-trend, vibrant palette Read more...
  2. Pretty Pastel Interiors

    Pretty Pastel Interiors Pastel tones like frosted blues, minty greens and dusty pinks are all brilliant for adding a sense of calm and simplicity to a space. But sometimes it can be tricky to know where to start when integrating pastels into a scheme, so here are a few ideas, tips and tricks to help get you started.   Glass Tiles Tiles are a brilliant way to add colour and depth to a space and we have many pastel options, starting with our Glassworks collection. Try creating a splashback behind a kitchen or bathroom sink using pastel glass tiles to add a pop of colour. Not only are glass tiles beautiful, they’re also practical and durable making them a great choice:   Glossy Glazed Tiles Glazed wall tiles have been used in interiors for decades and now come in hundreds of shapes, sizes and colours. For pastel tones, our Winchester collection is the perfect choice. Our Winchester collection features a range of beautiful hand-crafted tiles that are manufactured at our production site in Exeter, Devon. Many of the tiles within this collection showcase pastel colourways and thanks to their soft, sumptuous glazes, colour tones are enhanced to showcase a deep and luxurious finish. Choose from soft mints, sages, blues, pinks and yellows, all in a variety of formats and mouldings.   Mosaics Many spaces such as kitchens and bathrooms have seen a rise in pastel palettes and they’re most certainly here to stay. Mosaics are great for those looking to add a touch of pastel into a scheme, they look beautiful teamed with large format neutral tiles on walls and floors. Here’s a few ideas:   Floors Opting for a pastel floor can really help to lift a space as well as adding interest and style. Our Mezzo collection teams pastel tones with contemporary greys, the perfect option for an understated pastel look. If you really want to embrace a pastel scheme, take a look at our new Victorian Floor Tile colours, Carnation Pink, Spring Green and Hawthorn Yellow. These new pastel colourways open up a whole new world of design opportunities, they can be teamed with existing colours to create patterns that are as subtle or as bold as you like.   Patterned tiles Patterned tiles have been around in interiors for decades and recent years have seen them make a comeback stronger than ever! Our Living Collection is on-trend, full of style, and home to many beautiful patterned wall tiles. All the designs have been created and produced by our in-house teams in our dedicated factory in Exeter, Devon. Here’s some ideas: For more information on our tile collections or to request a tile sample, head to your nearest retailer Read more...
  3. Our top contemporary-style tile picks

    Our top contemporary-style tile picks Contemporary styles work in kitchens, bathrooms, and well, every room in the home! A modern design style can be created with tiles in many ways, in a variety of formats, textures, finishes, and colours. We’ve got plenty of options for contemporary style-tiles, from stone and wood-effect to large-format glass and metallic finishes. Here’s a closer look at some of our top picks…   Kitchens In recent years, modern kitchens have consisted of sleek, streamlined cabinetry with minimalism playing a vital role and a similar approach can be adopted with tiles. Our collections host a number of contemporary-style tiles that not only provide the perfect modern finish but are also brilliant because they work in both small and large kitchens. When we say contemporary-style tiles we’re typically referring to large-format. Larger sizes are wonderfully versatile for a variety of settings and fewer grout lines make for a more even, seamless finish and can help a space to appear bigger than it is – especially in smaller spaces. Large-format tiles work beautifully in larger kitchens too and again create a seamless expanse of space, particularly on floors.     For walls take a look at our Glassworks collection, the reflective iridescent options pair beautifully with large-format tiles from our Tileworks collection. For smaller kitchens, glass tiles are great for bouncing light around the room to again give the impression of more space. Even muted tones of white can help create this feel.   For larger spaces think about incorporating a feature wall or focal point, this is a great way to add impact and style. We love our Copper Leaf glass tiles for this effect!       Bathrooms Contemporary-style bathrooms are a popular choice, the minimalistic modern look is stylish, practical and lends itself to a tranquil, spa-style feel. Our Tileworks collection offers a wide range of large-format options in muted, natural finishes and styles. Wood-effect tiles are a great choice for bathrooms, they look beautiful on walls and floors and create a really modern, fresh look.   Stone-effect tiles are also stunning in bathrooms, we love Amelia a lightly detailed tile with gorgeous veins in a number of shades and finishes! Glass tiles are great for bathrooms too as not only are they practical, but they also offer an eye-catching design statement to an interior scheme. To create a contemporary style with a bit more edge, why not opt for a dark and moody feel? Our Antique Mirror tiles are perfect for creating this look.   Hallways You may not initially associate tiles in the hallway but they are wonderfully durable and a great choice for floors. Take a look at how these Pietra Lombarda floor tiles create a chic and calming entranceway.  Concrete-effect tiles also naturally lend themselves to a more contemporary feel, pictured below is Celaya in white and grey, used on walls and floors for a modern yet homely effect. To view the full collections take a look at the Tileworks and Glassworks brochures for a world of inspiration Read more...
  4. Four tips for choosing the right colour tiles for your home

    Four tips for choosing the right colour tiles for your home Choosing a colour scheme for your kitchen, bathroom, or any room in your home can be a difficult decision, especially with a myriad of colours available! It’s worth doing your research to find a colour scheme that you feel comfortable with (and can live with!) as well as one suited to the style of your home. We’ve put together four tips to help make the process less daunting and help you select the best tiles for your space…   1. Research Tiles are often an afterthought when it comes to home makeovers, but they have the power to completely transform a room. After researching online, visiting your local dealer is a good place to start; here you can browse inspiring displays and get advice from friendly and knowledgeable staff, but most importantly get samples to test in your own home. When selecting a colour there are three basic schemes to choose from, tonal, harmonious and complementary. A tonal scheme is the use of one colour but in varying hues, for some this may be too plain but adding in texture is a great way to alleviate the potential blandness of a single colour. For example if you have opted for white neutral cabinets and décor, a white textured tile like Fusuma adds immediate detail and interest. A harmonious scheme is balanced and easy on the eye, using colours that are next to each other on the colour wheel. Complementary colours are opposite each other on the colour wheel, for example pink and green. This type of colour scheme is great if you are looking for something more striking.   2. Style of property Considering the style of your home is also important when selecting colour. If you have a modern new build it may not suit traditional dark red and buff Victorian Floor Tiles, but if you love the look, a neutral colourway like grey and white as pictured below, is better suited to a new build. Likewise with period properties, applying brightly coloured jewel toned mosaics to the bathroom could look out of place, but if you want to embrace a daring colour you can still do so with the Artworks collection, try a bold Baroque Blue for depth and atmosphere.   3. Considering your space The size of your room can also guide your colour choice, if you are updating a smaller room and want to make the most of the space, it’s common sense to opt for lighter shades. This needn’t mean white, grey or beige, using pastel shades is a nod to introducing some colour without the commitment of a bold shade. Just look at the Winchester Tile Company for plenty of pastel hues, perfect for adding a drop of colour to your interior. It’s also important to see how tiles look in different lights, so we recommend getting samples from your local dealer and looking at them in your space at different times of the day to see how they are affected by light.   4. Finishing Touches It can be tempting to match all your accessories to your colour scheme, but this can look overwhelming, if you already have a statement colour in your kitchen or bathroom try using a complementary shade for items like towels and décor. For the ultimate finishing touch, border tiles can really add that coveted wow factor; use them to frame, highlight and finish an area to perfection, or even to add a pop of colour Read more...
  5. 2LG Studio present their top interior trends for 2020

    2LG Studio present their top interior trends for 2020 Each year, Original Style works closely with leading designers and interior experts to apprehend what colours, styles and schemes will embrace the interior scene in the upcoming year. As one of the UK’s leading tile manufacturers and suppliers, staying ahead of the curve is imperative and we’re pleased to announce that this year we’ve teamed up with London-based interior design duo, 2LG Studio, to bring you THE top tile trend predictions for 2020…   New Heritage - a modern twist on an old classic   Think decorative details, fine craftsmanship and timeless colourways and you’ve begun to embody a New Heritage interior style. Through incorporating classic qualities of historical interior décor alongside modern influences, you can create a space that withstands the test of time whilst ensuring your home never goes out of style.   Tiles have been a staple within interiors for centuries and despite the evolution of various formats and finishes, it’s the traditional styles that turn heads time after time - from the quintessentially British Victorian Floor Tiles through to artisan glazed and decorative tiles such as Original Style’s Artworks and Winchester tile collections.   “What’s wonderful about the New Heritage trend is that you don’t have to have to a period property to embrace it! It’s all about capitalizing on momentous historic décor, such as from Victorian, Edwardian and Art Déco movements, and adapting and mixing these styles to suit your interior – think Victorian Floor Tiles in modern colourways and rich, deep glazed tiles in contemporary formations such as herringbone or stack bond. Take something old and add a modern twist – this is what New Heritage is all about.” – Jordan Cluroe & Russell Whitehead, 2LG Studio.     Iridescence – fresh, fun and vivifying For those who enjoy being more playful with their interiors, the cool pastel shades and radiant surfaces that comprise the iridescent trend will be alluring. Taking influence from the mesmerising Aurora Borealis, you can incorporate an iridescent scheme to create your very own light show. “Iridescent homeware has been creeping into the interiors scene of late and we predict this trend is only going to become bigger and bolder during 2020. It’s no secret that light, both natural and artificial, can make a huge difference to the look and feel of a home and through incorporating reflective surfaces and soft colourways you can help a space feel brighter and livelier.  “Embrace this look with varied intensities; be daring with the glossy glass iridescent brick tiles from Original Style’s Glassworks collection – we LOVE ‘Pink Frost’! – Or if you want to go a step further, the fish scale iridescent mosaic is a real show stopper. For a more subtle take, a square field tile with a lustre finish will also help you achieve a light bouncing, iridescent vibe. “With people becoming more daring with their interior style, we advise our clients to incorporate design that bring them happiness and if iridescence doesn’t do that, then we don’t know what will!” – Jordan Cluroe & Russell Whitehead, 2LG Studio.     Texture Play - creating atmosphere through surfaces Incorporating natural materials and bringing the outside in has been a popular movement within interiors for decades, but now – thanks to advancements in inkjet technology – this look can be achieved through tiles. Stone, wood, concrete and marble-effects are all available in porcelain tile for a result that’s not only realistic – honestly, they look and feel just like their original counterparts! – but also wonderfully practical. “When it comes to texture play, it’s all about mixing up surface finishes within a space. In modern interiors, simply looking good isn’t good enough – during 2020, we’re anticipating an emphasis on how design feels. This new look, full of contrasts, is based on texture pairing; rough with smooth and matt with gloss, in order to achieve an atmospheric look and sensory experience that draws the eye and encourages touch. “This look can be achieved through installing flooring with a matt finish, such as Original Style’s Victorian Floor Tiles or a stone-effect tile such as ‘Mediterraneo’, in addition to a wall tile with a glossy glaze. Alternatively, you can switch it up with a polished floor tile and a matt, textured wall tile such as ‘Fusuma’. It’s also important not to forget the accessories as this is another opportunity to add another texture dynamic such as with brushed metal taps and coarse fabrics” – Jordan Cluroe & Russell Whitehead, 2LG Studio.     So - there you have it, the top trend predictions for 2020! What we love about Jordan and Russell’s predictions is that they’re all completely different but equally beautiful in their own way. Research shows that people are becoming braver within their interiors and are searching for ways to inject more personality into their homes. These trends personify this movement as there’s an appeal for all characters whether classic, spirited or experimental. Which of these trends will you embrace in your home during 2020 Read more...
  6. Our new glass tile collection

    Our new glass tile collection Our ever popular Glassworks collection has evolved for 2018, this time to include some truly unique colours with spectacular tones and surfaces…   New to the range is Eclipse, 12 cast glass bricks in rich deep colours with lightly frosted surfaces. The tiles undulate slightly and so they look stunning and change appearance under different lighting.  Radiance bricks and mosaics are also new and are made in the same way as Eclipse, and so have the same almost magical properties of changing colour, enhanced by a reflective backing for an extra glow, in both Gloss and Frosted finishes. As well as totally new additions, there have also been some range extensions, including to the Antique Mirror collection. Antique Copper and Grey are now available in large format and bevel bricks, with brand new Facet Mosaics in Gold and Silver Leaf. All these glass tiles speak for themselves so instead of telling you about them, here they are Read more...
  7. Our top ideas for using metallic tiles

    Our top ideas for using metallic tiles If you’re looking to add some drama and warmth to your space, here are a few ways to incorporate metallic tiles into your home.   Unique Splashbacks There’s no denying that Copper has been the material of the moment in interiors as it looks great in a huge variety of settings. Brass and chrome are also still hugely popular but it is copper hues that are making the biggest impact in kitchen designs. If you’re looking a touch of copper, we recommend opting for a splashback using our Copper Leaf tile from the Glassworks collection.   Full glamour For those who want to really embrace the metallic trend look no further than a full wall of metallic effect tiles for a real wow factor. Metallic Steel (made from Porcelain) from the Tileworks collection is perfect for this and is and is suitable for wet walls making it ideal for bathrooms. We have plenty of metallic mosaics on offer from copper linear style to hexagons, browse the collection here. For those looking for maximum impact try Fusion Micro as pictured below.   Detail therapy If you’re on the other end of the spectrum and love the metallic trend but you’re not sure how to incorporate it into your interior, try experimenting with some accessories before taking the plunge. Adding a few accent pieces is also a great way to change a kitchen or bathroom, try adding a panel of metallic mosaics to liven up your space and add a little bit of interest.   Mixing Materials This is another popular trend that when done correctly looks striking, take a look at these Platinum half tiles teamed with a marble work top and teal green paint, a winning combination! Experimenting with textures and materials is a great way to create a unique style in your home.   Keep it classic There are many interior design styles that lend themselves to the current trend of metallic, such as Art Deco. Art Deco tiles tend to feature accents in gold and silver, as these hues are reminiscent of the opulence of the era. Stylised Art Deco tiles in trademark geometric shapes could be a great way of introducing gold and silver if you don’t want to cover large areas. Try incorporating decorative Art Deco border tiles with metallic flashes for an easy to live with look that is sure to impress Read more...
  8. How to create a luxury bathroom on a budget using tiles

    How to create a luxury bathroom on a budget using tiles Are you looking to create a high end style bathroom but without the high cost? Investing wisely in the right fittings, fabrics and materials like tiles can pay off for years to come. This needn’t blow your budget either; we have plenty of affordable and on trend tiles to give your bathroom that wonderful luxurious feel.   Tiles are a good starting point when it comes to designing your bathroom, if you are opting for a contemporary style then consider using simple large format tiles - the simplicity being that the larger the tiles the less you need to buy in order to cover your walls and floors! The Tileworks collection is great for those on a budget, and beautiful designs like Alaska, Sandstorm and Regency just prove that you needn’t compromise on style if you are trying to save money.   Even just sprucing up a section of your bathroom like the floor can help create a high end look. Updating your floor if you are on a tight budget is a great way to make an impact as it’s likely to be a smaller surface area than the walls. Our Odyssey Grande patterned tiles will help to transform your bathroom into a luxury haven, try Knightshayes as pictured below which looks beautiful whether used on a small or large scale.  These floor tiles also work with underfloor heating and a warm floor in a bathroom is a coveted luxury. Underfloor heating also has the advantage of being hidden away and due to the even distribution of heat it’s a really efficient way to warm up a room whilst adding a touch of luxury, and it is more cost efficient in the long run than traditional radiators! Another way to add luxe for less is with mirrors or Antique Mirror Tiles. Covering just a small surface area, perhaps above a sink as a splashback, is a brilliant way to add drama and add the illusion of extra space. Team with fresh fluffy towels and some gorgeous rose gold or copper accessories for a full on glamorous feel.   Adding a little bit of luxury goes a long way and whatever your budget it’s always wise to invest in good quality materials and use an experienced tiler for the best results Read more...
  9. One bathroom - four ways with tiles

    One bathroom - four ways with tiles It can be hard to picture your bathroom makeover, especially if the space is looking tired and in need of an update. If you want to make the most out of your space as well as transform your bathroom, then it’s a good idea to explore lots of different options, even ones you haven’t considered before…   We’ve taken the same bathroom and created four completely different looks using tiles, colour, fixtures and fittings, to help you consider a variety of design options. You might be surprised at which one you like most! Black and White Monochrome interiors are often associated with a classic feel but they are brilliant for creating a contemporary Scandinavian style too. Teaming together black and white with neutral finishes like wood, is a great way to soften the look, here we’ve used Tileworks wood-effect floor planks, which are made from porcelain, ideal for bathrooms.On the walls are Daisy Satin field tiles with Jet Black Half tiles, both from the Artworks collection, using a dark grout between the square tiles in this grid layout helps to emphasise a linear and balanced element, in line with Scandinavian style. This look is simple and reinvents a classic black and white scheme and you can make the space your own with accessories, opt for neutral tones and textured fabrics to complete the room.   A Classic Update This bathroom would work in every home and has that coveted luxurious feel, pairing crisp white tiles with classic mouldings adds elegance and you can still be creative with tile layouts. Here we’ve used brick tiles stack bonded on one another with smaller rectangles separating the grid.  The flooring is a timeless octagon dot, which is wonderfully durable, yet still elegant. Choose any floral or bold wallpaper of your choice to create that indulgent feel.   Colour me happy We’ve said before that the bathroom is a great area to commit to stronger colours and we still stand by that statement! Just look at these stunning deep blue metro wall tiles which contrast well with Odyssey patterned floor tiles, proof that using bold colours and patterns doesn’t have to be overwhelming. Combine any colours you feel comfortable with, the key is confidence, you can easily change and update accessories to reflect your favourite style.   Gorgeous in grey It’s no surprise that grey interiors are still hugely popular, in this setting we’ve used Westminster grey half tiles with Morning Dew Mosaics. Mixing materials can really liven up a space and add a beautiful focal point. A great way to make a room feel larger is tiling from floor to ceiling, especially when using glossy tiles from the Artworks collection, which have a reflective glaze. We’ve paired them together with wood-effect tiles from the Tileworks collection, embracing the grey theme throughout the room for a contemporary modern feel. Which bathroom would you choose? Tweet us your favourite @originalstyleUK Read more...
  10. Antique Mirror Additions

    Antique Mirror Additions We are delighted to officially launch our new Glassworks additions! At the end of 2014 we added a whole host of decorative effects to the collection including Copper Leaf and Crushed Pearl as well as the popular Antique Mirror. With this, we have added three new colours in a 300 x 100mm size to the Antique Mirror collection, in white, grey and copper shades as well as a 600 x 300mm size in white.   Reflective tiles are fantastic for helping a room to appear larger and they add instant glamour to any space in your home, even if it just on one wall. Panelling a whole wall in Antique mirror tiles creates a focal point and maximises reflective power giving the illusion of an expanse of space.    The new additions are perfect for this trick, the 600 x 300 large format White Mirror Tile is ideal for covering a whole wall as there are less grout gaps making for a seamless reflection. This approach is also great for illuminating dark hallways or narrow corridors as it helps to add depth. For an ultimate statement though, use mirror tiles on two opposite walls to create an infinity style effect, the bigger the mirrors, the bigger the impact! However if you don't want this level of commitment, using reflective mirror tiles on a small scale also allows the light to refract around the room. Try incorporating a mirror tile splash back or even just a panel of mirror tiles to help enhance a feeling of space. Reflective tiles can enhance the look and feel of just about any space as well as being durable and easy to clean.   Read more...

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