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  1. A bold bathroom makeover with @tinyandthehouse

    A bold bathroom makeover with @tinyandthehouse We love a home transformation, especially when it features a fabulous tiled focal point! When Jac who runs @tinyandthehouse on Instagram reached out to us with a unique tiling vision, we knew we had to work with her on her exciting bathroom project.  Jac’s loft bathroom project was a tricky space, but with careful planning and a keen eye for design, Jac created the perfect bathroom for her and her family using our Artworks Pavillion Green and Vintage White tiles. We caught up with Jac to find out all about how she designed the space. Original Style: Please could you tell us a little bit about you and your blog/Instagram account, Tiny and the House? How did it all start and how have your platforms grown to where they are today? Jac: I started my Instagram account back when I was on maternity leave with my first child.  I am a shoe designer, but I’ve always had a passion for interior and garden design.  My house was featured in The Times property and from there other magazines followed! Off the back of the interest, a few close friends encouraged me to start an account to share my home and garden and pursue my dream of designing interiors and gardens, which I am now starting to do - so it’s a very exciting time for me! Original Style: Tell us about your property, do you know when it was built? Does it have any interesting history? Jac: My home is an Edwardian period property, I think it’s about 110 years old, which I find crazy.  There’s a lot of history in this house but not all of it good!  The house was actually passed through one family until we bought it back in 2014, sadly the family members we took over from hadn’t treated it very well so it was a full renovation project for us, but I loved it!  The house had no heating, the roof was falling in, needed rewiring and the windows were all boarded up, there are no words to describe how bad it was. We loved it regardless and just wanted to bring it back to life. Original Style: What made you opt for this style of property? Jac: I love period properties and we don’t have a lot of houses like this where I’m from in the west of Northern Ireland so when I moved to London, I was obsessed with the idea of having my own London terrace. Original Style: What would you say is your interior style and what were the main objectives of your bathroom project? Jac: I find it hard to put my style in a category, I love so many different looks from maximalist to minimalist and cosy cottage to mid-century. I also love colour and florals but equally simple white - so I guess I will say I’d fit into eclectic!  What I do love is creating a stylish but cosy home that can be lived in and enjoyed. The main objectives for the loft bathroom were something classic which would stand the test of time but not boring, whilst being fun. I wanted to keep it clean and simple because it’s the loft is an open plan space; therefore, I didn’t want it to be too fussy.   Original Style: Where did you find the inspiration for your bathroom? Jac: I looked for imagery of old attic spaces, I wanted to make the space feel established and not like a new part added on that didn’t fit.  I used Pinterest and Instagram mainly for inspiration, I also love House and Garden magazine! Original Style: What made you choose Original Style’s Artworks tiles in Pavillion Green and Vintage White? Jac: I was tempted to go for this style of checkerboard tiling in my other bathroom, toilet or kitchen when we initially renovated but for some reason I didn’t and I really regretted it. I had never shaken the idea, but again almost didn’t do it for fear it would be too bold.  Each time I tried to commit to a simpler style I just couldn’t place the order, I think I knew I would regret it again.  I love green, it’s one of my favourite colours, it reminds me of Ireland and my love for gardening, I find it quite restorative, soothing and very comforting.  I love how light bounces off the glazed Edwardian Green tiles and really adds joy to a room.  The Vintage White tiles were the perfect pairing as they are softer and warmer than true white. The glossy finish of these tiles adds depth to a scheme for an elevated finish. Original Style: Why did you opt for Mosaic floor tiles? Jac: I love subtle detail, the mosaic floor tiles complimented the rest of the bathroom. They look beautiful without competing for attention Original Style: How important were the tiles in your bathroom project and what was it that you found appealing about them? Jac: The tiles really take centre stage in my bathroom scheme, I just adore them.  They make me feel happy every time I look at them.  The quality is just superb, and I love that the edges are glazed too, so no need for additional finishing edging which could spoil the look. Original Style: What advice would you give to people looking to incorporate statement tiles within their interior? Jac: I would advise people to be bold, don’t be scared of colour or statements!  Sometimes committing to something more attention grabbing can work better than just doing a small area, for example in my shower I have tiled the roof as well as the walls, it just works.  I would also say homes are so personal, work to your taste, don’t try to emulate someone else’s style or be concerned if others don’t like it.  Not many people I know thought I should tile like I did and I’m so glad I went with it. I love it. Original Style: How long did the project take and did you use a professional to install the tiles, if so why was this important? Jac: The loft took about 6-7 months to complete, the project did run over due to lots of reasons. We hired a tiler because we were using a very old part of the house to make a new space, no wall was straight or symmetrical – we definitely needed someone very skilled! The tiler underestimated the space, mid-project I think he was regretting it but by the end I think he was very happy.  It was an interesting and unusual space so a good challenge!   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. 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...

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