Tag: interior trends

  1. Perfect pathways – Make an entrance with Victorian Floor Tiles

    Perfect pathways – Make an entrance with Victorian Floor Tiles A beautiful Victorian floor tiled pathway can enhance and even transform your home. You don’t have to live in a Victorian or Edwardian home either, these tiles work well in small porches, pathways and even on steps leading up to a door. Either way you’ll add some serious kerb appeal to your property.   1. Classic CheckerboardA black and white checkerboard pathway is a fantastic investment that promises style for years to come. Choose from smaller or larger square tiles to create a timeless pattern suited to your taste 2. Warm welcomesMake the most of a small porch with these beautiful hand decorated tile sets, sure to leave a lasting impression on your guests. Choose from a variety of styles, colours and borders. We love the traditional styling of this porch teamed with a quirky door mat! 3. Totally traditionalIf you are restoring an old path it’s often best to stick to the original pattern and colourway. It will give your entrance a new lease of life and enhance the property’s heritage features. 4. Modern twistIf you’re looking for something a little more modern, you can still achieve a contemporary feel with Victorian Floor Tiles. Opt for a grey and white colourway in a classic pattern for a modern twist 5. Personal touchIf you want to add a personal touch or change up one of our existing patterns, there’s plenty of choice to create your own bespoke pattern!Victorian Floor Tiles are not only pretty, they are tough too. You can install them both inside and outside – they are strong enough to withstand high foot traffic and whatever the weather throws at them, and will continue to look good for years.   Read more...
  2. A period home with a glamourous, eclectic twist

    A period home with a glamourous, eclectic twist We love seeing customer projects come to life, whether it’s a modern kitchen or bathroom, a heritage hallway or a beautiful patio! When we discovered @casaoldcorn on Instagram and saw the most beautiful hallway featuring our Victorian Floor Tiles, we were delighted to work with Lauren and Mark on an exciting fireplace makeover.   Lauren’s Instagram account @casaoldcorn showcases the renovation of her beautiful family home, from her eclectic styling and design to makeover projects and interior ideas. We caught up with Lauren to find out more about how tiles can totally transform a space. Original Style: Can you tell us a little bit about your beautiful home? Lauren: We live in the north east of England and have lived in our home for around five years. Our home is Edwardian and was built in the early 1900s, our first home was a new build but we really love all the character and features you get in a period property.  Original Style: What were your primary goals when it came to updating your home, especially the living area and fireplace? Lauren: Our primary goals when decorating are always to make it more cosy and interesting. With the fireplace we could see its full potential and wanted to make it into more of a feature in the room. We knew the fireplace would look great painted a colour so we opted for a deep blue and we adore Original Style tiles, tiling the fireplace hearth has created so much more impact. We opted for Victorian Floor tiles in a bespoke pattern using pops of pastel colours - it looks amazing!  Original Style: Where did you find the inspiration for your hallway and living room? Lauren: Lots of our inspiration comes from other homes on Instagram. We love bold patterns and colours and have lots of quirky items that are conversation starters throughout our home. We love traditional prints and colours but with a twist. As soon as we moved in we knew tiles would look so much better in the hall than the dark wood floors which were installed beforehand. We had seen others hallways and could see the potential in ours.  Once we had decided on tiles for both the hallway and hearth we went on the hunt for the perfect ones. We found Original Style Victorian Floor tiles and loved all the different patterns and the quality looked great. The Original Style team where so helpful at helping me choose a pattern and colours for the hearth and sending me images to help me pick, they were fantastic and nothing was too much trouble. Original Style: Why did you choose this particular Victorian Floor Tile pattern, border and colourway for your fireplace?  Lauren: We went with the monochrome checkerboard tiles for our hallway as we think they’re stunning and timeless. We know for as-long as we live here they will never age and any decor will easily go with them. We decided to go for a detailed Victorian Floor Tile pattern for our hearth as it’s really traditional but with a little twist which we love. The pastel centres really bring it all to life.  Original Style: How important would you say it is to use a professional tiler? Lauren: We were on the hunt for a good tiler for the job and we found a really good local man to lay them. He was great and took the time and had the skills needed for the job. I think it’s really important to use an experienced tiler as the patterns are complex, with a number of pieces - it’s definitely an art and a job we couldn’t tackle ourselves. Original Style: What would you say to someone looking to incorporate tiled focal points in their home? Lauren: If you’re looking to incorporate tiles into your home, I would say go for it! They add so much character and they’re beautiful. It’s so special adding original features back into a period home. Walking into our home with our beautiful floor brings us so much joy.  Browse the full Victorian Floor Tile range here or check out our brochure for pattern ideas, more real life installations and tips on selecting a border and colourways.   Read more...
  3. Interior Trends 2023 | Check out this year's style ideas

    Interior Trends 2023 | Check out this year's style ideas We’re passionate about keeping up to date with the latest interior trends, researching innovative styles and new products to forecast what will dominate the interiors scene during 2023. Our tile portfolio offers a wide range of designs, textures, finishes, colours and formats. We have an extensive range to ensure you’re choosing the most up-to-date styles for an interior that you’ll love for years to come. Our in-house designers, Jane Addis and Becca Keenan have done extensive research for 2023 interior trends, carefully selecting the following three key themes that are set to be everywhere throughout the upcoming year. This year we’ve focused on shining a light on timeless tiles from some of our most loved collections with enduring style and quality.   Surface The Surface trend is all about our tiles that we’ve sourced from around the world, highlighting in particular our carefully curated range of contemporary tiles. Think clean lines, mixed formats and unusual surfaces, this trend is great for those looking to achieve a modern yet glamourous finish. Incorporating texture into a scheme is a great way to add detail and interest, without committing to bold colours or patterns. This trend focuses on an eclectic mix of tiles, showcasing some of our most interesting formats and textured products that have been meticulously sourced by our expert teams. Creating a luxe look in your home can be easily achieved by pairing together certain design elements. ‘This trend seeks to bring deep tones, contrasting surface finishes and subtle textural detail together to create an elegant feel with rustic touches. We’ve styled black marble hexagons with distressed pink brick tiles, green and gold accents and natural textures to create a look embodying the Surface trend.’ Becca Keenan, New Products Designer.   Colour Glossy jewel-tones, rich reflections and impact, the Colour trend is all about our glazed tiles. Bolder colours have been slowly making their way to the forefront of design, with vivid ceramics becoming a popular choice for those looking to inject some colour into kitchens, bathrooms, hallways and throughout the home. When it comes to embracing the Colour trend with tiles, the options from our ranges are almost endless. Illustrating a radiant feel, this trend features a range of artisanal tiles that are glazed in our factory. Take a look at bright pink and blue wall tiles from our Winchester collection, the deep tones of green and red from the Artworks range, bold designs from both Odyssey and Living ranges and even heritage shades from our geometric Victorian Floor Tile collection. Manufacturing these tiles in-house allows us to create a vibrant and unique range of timeless colours options, so you can find the perfect shade for your interior. Our hand-mixed glazes have been carefully developed over the decades, with precise and perfected recipes. Each tile is fired in our beloved kilns at an exact temperature and time depending on the recipe and glaze. ‘Embrace the Colour trend with the bold shades of Vermillion, Teal or Straw from the Winchester collection. These vibrant wall tiles feature our signature glossy glaze, creating a luxurious yet lively feel. For a creative style statement choose a complementary yet detailed wallpaper, or a contrasting colour for the floor or even the ceiling. The combination of playful prints and bright colours will help you to achieve a fresh, unique finish in kitchens, bathrooms or hallways.’ Becca Keenan, New Products Designer.   Craft The Craft trend embraces our unique and celebrated manufacturing processes, featuring hand-crafted tiles from our most cherished collections. We've celebrated over 35 years as a leading tile manufacturer with our story beginning in the development of decorative tile sets for cast iron fireplaces. Today, we are renowned for our unrivalled tile glazes, exclusive designs and comprehensive tile options; many of which continue to be produced in Exeter, Devon. ‘The Craft trend celebrates our wide range of manufacturing methods. From screen-printing and hand-painting to casting, moulding, glazing and digital printing - everything we produce in our Devon factory is unique thanks to the experience and passion of the skilled crafts people, artists and designers who make up our team.’  Jane Addis, New Products & Design Manager. Our unique manufacturing story has allowed us to create a beautiful range of tiles. Our in-house creative team are at the forefront of ceramic techniques including hand-painted intricate florals, botanical details, raised fruits, screen-printed heritage designs, larger format decoratives and glaze development. These wonderful tiles include timeless delft drawings and Art-Deco designs all the way through to contemporary prints and patterns that have been designed by our specialist teams and printed on our state-of-the-art digital printer.  ‘To achieve this look style our checkerboard effect Harlequin tiles from the Odyssey Grande collection with softly glazed Mere field tiles from the Winchester Cosmopolitan collection. Together these tiles create the basis for a rustic yet timeless kitchen or bathroom space.’ Becca Keenan, New Products Designer.   Read more...
  4. Paradis Mere is our Tile for the Year for 2023!

    Paradis Mere is our Tile for the Year for 2023! Bold botanical palm leaves, gorgeous green tones and our signature glossy tile glaze – Paradis Mere is our Tile of the Year for 2023! We have been nominating a Tile of the Year for the last six years, choosing exclusive tiles like Paradis Mere that are truly unique and set to influence upcoming trends.Small in format but bold in design, Paradis Mere has four faces. Each face showcases more of the pattern, offering a varied abundance of tropical leaves. Inspired by gorgeous botanical gardens and the summer palms found in Devon’s local areas of outstanding beauty, Paradis Mere was a natural choice for our Tile of the Year 2023.Paradis Mere has been designed and developed in our Design Studio in Devon and is manufactured in Exeter by our skilled and passionate production team. Using some of the most authentic manufacturing processes and glaze recipes, this tile is truly unique. Each tile is hand-crafted by skilled artisans using the longstanding screen printing method which, together with its reactive inks, means each kiln produces a different effect, so no two tiles are the same.‘We really love the unpredictable, rustic nature of reactive print. Botanical motifs are here to stay for the foreseeable - palms especially. After spending time visiting local botanical gardens, we saw this project as the perfect opportunity to combine them both together to create Botanique Paradis! Designed, developed, and produced in our Devon factory, Botanique really embodies the skilled craftsmanship and passion that we have for creating new products at Original Style.’ Becca Keenan New Products Designer. Botanique Paradis Mere is a versatile product, create a range of different looks with this tile – whatever your style! For a rustic kitchen look, mix up the faces, using ‘Mere’ or the coordinating plain tile 'Cotton' from our Winchester collection, to break the pattern up and add a pop of colour.For something more edgy, try using Paradis inside a shower enclosure without any coordinating plain tiles mixed in. You could use ‘Mere’ to tile the rest of the room, or maybe even just choose some areas to create a zoned effect. For a subtle look, team with our new ‘Cotton’ field tiles, their soft white glaze coordinates perfectly with Paradis Mere.Paradis Mere is a brand new tile and its versatile design can be styled to create a range of different looks - contemporary or traditional. But, however you choose to style Paradis Mere, this tile will no doubt bring a unique, botanical touch to your interior décor and we hope it brings as much joy to you as creating it has to us! To discover more about our Tile of the Year campaigns, click here.  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. Bringing new life into our Living range

    Bringing new life into our Living range We’re delighted to welcome even more new trend-led designs to our popular Living range! Living is Original Style’s exclusive range of decorative large-format wall tiles, designed and printed in the heart of Devon by our talented team of designers and skilled artisans.   Created with different lifestyles and tastes in mind, a selection of gorgeous new patterns have been curated and are set to have homeowners swooning. All available with coordinating plain tiles, the Living range can be used to establish a variety of schemes with head-turning, statement walls. The new patterns include Wildflower Rose, our Tile of the Year 2022, and this gorgeous tile design is now also available in two more colour ways – Gold and Violet.         Other new additions, Canopy and Meadow, have also been inspired by nature and florals. The leafy and nature-inspired designs in the Meadow collection allows you to bring the outside in, giving kitchens and bathrooms a fresh update. From soft eucalyptus to flourishing hedgerows, these designs will add a new lease of life to walls. With muted green, brown and pink hues, these tiles are great for adding a sense of calm and serenity to interior settings.   Canopy is available in three distinct prints, perfect for those looking for a unique yet on-trend look. This collection offers oriental bamboo, leafy beech and intricate pine-inspired designs in warm pink and green hues that are sure to add a natural, individual touch.   For a more eclectic style, Bohemia is great for a boho-vibe and South Beach offers an Art Deco influence with modern pastel tones. Featuring hand-painted designs in moody hues of blue, purple and grey, Bohemia will inject drama for a bold, statement look. These boho prints have a calming feel, inspired by memories of travel, beautiful destinations and journeys of joy. Use across an expanse of space or as a feature wall for a real style-statement.   South Beach features colourful, playful, Miami inspired designs with an Art Deco appeal. These pastel prints come in three styles, all with a geometric influence, in soft tones and a muted marble effect. They can be used to create modern yet fresh schemes in kitchens and bathrooms and also pair beautifully with neutral accessories and wood-effect floor tiles.   To complete the look, many floor tiles within our Tileworks range beautifully complement our new Living designs, and you’ll see many of them featured in the latest Living photography. For samples and quotations, please contact your local Original Style Tile Showroom or retailer Read more...
  8. Announcing our Tile of the Year for 2022; Wildflower Rose!

    Announcing our Tile of the Year for 2022; Wildflower Rose! Wonderfully whimsical and oozing with sophistication and natural beauty, it’s no wonder why Wildflower Rose has been crowned the must-have tile for the upcoming year.   We’ve been nominating a Tile of the Year for the last five years, selecting exclusive, statement tiles, like Wildflower Rose, that are truly unique and set to influence upcoming interior trends. This tile is a real show-stopper and we’re extremely excited to finally present it to you! Brand new to our Living range of decorative, large-format tiles, Wildflower Rose features a delicate yet lively floral design inspired by the untamed wildflowers of the British countryside. Created in-house by our talented team of designers and craftspeople, this one-of-a-kind tile was influenced by the cottagecore trend and was ignited during the summer of 2020 when rural walks and exploring the great outdoors was a welcome escape. ‘We spent many weeks sketching and painting an abundance of wildflower varieties before working closely with our skilled production teams in order to bring these gorgeous designs to life’ - Jane Addis, our New Products and Design Manager.   We absolutely love the versatility of this tile and the variety of looks it can bring to a space, therefore we’ve teamed up with COAT Paints who have picked the perfect paints to best complement and enhance the natural beauty of Wildflower Rose whilst creating a series of interior styles. ‘At COAT, we want to make decorating easy. Original Style have such a great range of cool tiles, made with skill in the UK, it seemed a no-brainer to pair our premium colours with the tile of the year to create a great look.’ ‘We absolutely love Wildflower Rose and think it can play out in so many different styles of home, whether you’ve got a period property or a modern space, it’s a dainty intriguing design that will look great wherever you use it.’ ‘To complement Original Style’s Tile of the Year we’ve chosen shades ‘Adulting’ a deep teal green which plays well with the foliage in Wildflower Rose, delivering a sophisticated look with grey undertones and ‘Ciao, Sofia' a dusty pink that picks up the blush elements to really showcase the tile detail with a luxurious look.’ - Rob Green, COAT Paints Co-founder For more paint pairings; visit coatpaints.com   Wildflower Rose has been added to our distinctive Living range alongside Gold and Violet colourways as well as whole host of new statement designs which will be launched in the coming weeks. Be sure to keep your eyes peeled! Wildflower Rose is sure to attract anyone with a love for the outdoors and this versatile design can be styled to create a range of different looks - contemporary or traditional. But, however you choose to style Wildflower Rose, this tile will no doubt bring a special, nurturing touch to your interior décor and we hope it brings as much joy to others as creating it has to us Read more...
  9. 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...
  10. Interior Trends 2021: Sanctuary

    Interior Trends 2021: Sanctuary Over the past year, the need for creating calm and serene spaces within the home has become even more paramount. Confined to the walls that surround us, escapism and relaxation are what homeowners are seeking to achieve when updating an interior décor scheme – and we couldn’t be more on board with this design and lifestyle trend.   Our Sanctuary trend looks at ways to bring tranquility into the home to establish distinct areas for us to unwind in and harmonise our emotional well-being. When it comes to colourways, it’s all about the soft pinks and warm beige's to really embrace a calming and classic neutral palette. Textures also play a key part when it comes to designing a sanctuary. Tactile surfaces, either smooth and glossy or structured and matt, will help create a cosy, spa-like feel and tiles are the perfect material for incorporating either of these textures. For a matt wall covering, our Trellis collection in our Living range is the perfect tile for encapsulating this trend. Featured below is Trellis Lace which has been teamed with warm brown tones and gold accents – a design that exudes tranquility and style. If you're looking to incorporate more dusky pink tones and bolder prints, our Odyssey Taupe tiles in our Leigh pattern will provide a cosy, feminine feel whilst maintaining a matt finish. If you love luxury and want to take this look a step further, look to incorporate some more reflective finishes for an added touch of opulence. Our White Pearl Hexagon mosaics or large-format Bianco Oro marble-effect tiles are the epitome of luxe décor; their reflective and polished surfaces bounce light around a room for a bright and welcoming atmosphere. To complete the look, incorporating a number of other natural materials is a must. From wooden accessories, indoor plants or even some dried pampas grass will encourage that feeling of serenity and bring all design aspects together. To find out more about our Sanctuary trend, watch our video below.   Read more...

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