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  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. Transforming your space with tiles

    Transforming your space with tiles Tiles have been a staple in interiors for decades for good reason, their practical properties and vast beautiful design options mean they are the perfect choice for wall and floor coverings throughout the home. However, while many naturally select tiles for their kitchen and bathroom spaces, many overlook the fact they are ideal for hallways, living areas and outdoor spaces.   Why tiles? Naturally, we’re big fans of tiles here at Original Style, but there really is a tile for every area of the home. With recent trends seeing homeowners wanting to create seamless, open plan spaces using long-lasting, practical materials, tiles are the answer to many interior design needs. They are brilliant for creating synergy throughout the home and can be used as a basis to build upon to create many styles and trends, they also provide more durability than perhaps carpet, wood, laminate or lino. While we offer a vast range of tile collections, we understand that sometimes our customers can feel a little unsure where to begin. So we thought we'd take the time to go through a number of style ideas and explain which of our tiles can be used to help create your perfect interior space.   Scandi-Style tile ideas  Scandinavian interior design has dominated home trends for the last few years and it certainly seems the trend is here to stay. This style usually starts with natural textures and neutral tones, like woods teamed with cream, beige and white shades to build a soft yet warm space. For floors, our wood-effect tiles are perfect for this; choose from muted shades of grey, cool-toned browns as well as warmer shades. If wood-effect tiles aren’t your style, take a look at our entire ‘Tileworks’ collection, there are a number of stone and concrete effect tiles in neutral tones, which can be used on both walls and floors to embrace this trend.   Statement style tile ideas Patterned tiles are also hugely popular, from feature floors to stylish splashbacks, patterned tiles are perfect for those looking to add a little extra detail and interest to a scheme. There are plenty of ways to incorporate a statement style with tiles into your space, from fabulous - yet functional - kitchen, bathroom and hallway floors to gorgeous eye-catching walls. Our ‘Odyssey’ collection is home to a series of patterned tiles and borders, inspired by places and cultural design from around the globe and throughout the ages. Think Moroccan bazaars or Turkish pottery, these tiles will transform the walls and floors in your home. For statement walls, our ‘Living’ collection features a selection of large-format, patterned tiles that are distinctively different. These include unique designs such as the French-inspired Maison, iridescent Art Deco style Radiance, and, the uber-cool Nano with urban ditsy prints. These tiles are suitable for many areas in the home - we especially love them for feature walls and, they all come with a coordinating plain tile so you can go as bold or as subtle as you like.   Contemporary style tile ideas Contemporary styles work in kitchens, bathrooms, and generally any 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. Large-format tiles are wonderfully versatile for a variety of settings and fewer grout lines make for a more chic, seamless finish and can help a space to appear bigger than it is.   Farmhouse style tile ideas The farmhouse, country-style trend is timeless and can be easily created with tiles. Muted hues and natural textures provide the perfect basis to build a rustic interior scheme. Natural stone tiles are great for this; choose from limestone, slate and even real marble, all of which provide an authenticity that will reward you for years to come.     Read more...
  4. Tile of the Year 2021

    Tile of the Year 2021 We’re delighted to reveal our Tile of the Year for 2021; Hawthorn Yellow, from the Victorian Floor Tile Collection!   Heritage, geometric Victorian Floor Tiles are a timeless interior trend and now the options are even more attractive with the contemporary, pastel tones of Hawthorn Yellow - the must have tile for 2021. As part of our iconic Victorian Floor Tile Collection, Hawthorn Yellow comes in a variety of shapes and can be teamed with a number of colourways to create a new dynamic with a fresh appeal. Hawthorn Yellow’s soft, muted tones evoke joy, and work well with a wide range of shades, from whites, greys, and, browns to pastel shades such as pink and green. We’ve created three beautiful settings, showcasing a variety of patterns in various colour options featuring Hawthorn Yellow. ‘Braemar’, as seen above, is one of our more traditional patterns, but by selecting the right tones you can create as much or as little impact as you wish. Here we’ve teamed Hawthorn Yellow with Dover White to highlight the subtle yellow tones and add warmth and depth whist creating a fun and modern look. Featured below in our ‘Brighton’ pattern are Hawthorn Yellow, Holkham Dune and Dover White. These tones complement one another to build a rich, yet contemporary tapestry of colour. This bold floor is perfect for those looking to add a modern twist on a classic design and create an interior with timeless style and a Scandi-vibe.  While Victorian Floor Tiles are traditionally used on floors we’re now seeing homeowners using them on their walls too. We’ve coordinated Hawthorn Yellow, Dover White and Chester Mews using our smallest triangle shape to create this intricate, geometric pattern to inspire those looking for something a little bolder.   To find out more about our entire Victorian Floor Tile range, take a look at the full brochure. You can also head to your nearest retailer for samples, advice and ideas.     Read more...
  5. Tile of the Year 2020 – Behind the scenes!

    Tile of the Year 2020 – Behind the scenes! Inspiring, fun and fabulous! We knew teaming up with 2LG was going to be an extraordinary experience and we certainly weren’t disappointed...   Our Tile of the Year Journey When we first launched our Tile of the Year campaign back in 2017, we were stepping into uncharted territory. Taking influence from the likes of Pantone, we were the first company in the tile industry to nominate a ‘Tile of the Year’ based on upcoming interior trend predictions and oh boy! nobody could have prepared us for the overwhelming response that we’ve had from this campaign. From the press coverage right through to feedback from our customers, everyone has jumped on the Tile of the Year wagon, so this time around it was a natural progression to take the campaign to the next level. Experts in their field, Jordan and Russell from 2LG Studio are a fountain of knowledge when it comes to interior design and with their own original, audacious, colourful style – a collaboration between Original Style and 2LG Studio was a natural pairing. Furthermore, when we first saw ‘Deco Tayberry’ fresh out of our kilns, the berry pink and arch formations screamed ‘2LG!’ and so our campaign for ‘Tile of the Year 2020’ was born. The preceding months saw a plethora of activity from set designs to video shoots and working with Jordan and Russell has been so much fun! Being involved in the duo’s creative process has been wonderfully inspiring and by pushing the design boundaries with our Deco Tayberry they were able to showcase the beautiful, artisanal elements of this handcrafted tile in conjunction with contemporary influences. Designing the hero shot for the campaign, Jordan and Russell worked closely with our photography studio to create the below set. Through embedding the tiles into an arch formation, the bathroom décor mimicked the art-deco inspired curves in Deco Tayberry’s design and by incorporating accessories with matt finishes, such as with the sink from Kast Concrete Basins, the planter bench from MADE.com and the striking wall lights from Spark & Bell, the tiles glossy glaze was accentuated. The finished article was truly stunning and it’s energising to see a peripheral interpretation when it comes to styling Deco Tayberry. Handcrafted in Devon Part of our Winchester tile collection, Deco Tayberry is traditional in terms of how it’s manufactured but its sophisticated colourway and art-deco design brings the tile into a more contemporary realm – the epitome of the ‘New Heritage’ trend (more on this later…). If you’re wondering who the brain behind our gorgeous Deco Tayberry is, meet Jane Addis - our New Products & Design Manager. It’s because of Jane and her talented design and production team that we’re able to bring you exclusive products that are ahead of the trend curve and provide a tile choice that’s out of the ordinary. Alongside all other products in our Winchester collection, creating Deco Tayberry from concept to production is a timely process. First and foremost, a significant amount of trend research is undertaken to understand design movements before moving onto pattern design which typically involves hand-drawing or painting alongside digital illustration. What follows after this is dependent on the tile design and format, but in the case of Deco Tayberry, these tiles are created using an age-old screen printing method where inks are transferred onto the tile in the desired templated pattern before being glazed and transferred to the kiln. The inks in the pattern are reactive and so each kiln produces a different kind of effect, so each tile is truly a miniature work of art with its own character – no two tiles are the same – how wonderful is that?! Shooting our Tile of the Year 2020 Launch Video A beautiful summer’s day in August saw the Original Style marketing team take the trip up to London from their offices in Exeter, Devon to shoot the Tile of the Year 2020 announcement with 2LG Studio. Taking over our tile showroom in Clerkenwell, over 100 Deco Tayberry tiles were in situ alongside various props from MADE.com as well as a film and photography crew – the showroom was bustling with enthusiasm and creativity. Jordan and Russell, as anticipated, were a joy to work with and their love for Deco Tayberry shone through. Discussing its design, upcoming trends and various ways to use Deco Tayberry within a home, the video provided the tile with the attention that it deserves and 2LG were the perfect duo to endorse this gorgeous product. So, there we go! We hope you enjoyed seeing a snippet of the action ‘behind the scenes’ of our Tile of the Year 2020 campaign. We had such a great time working with 2LG Studio and we’re absolutely thrilled with the response to Deco Tayberry to date. Here’s to Tile of the Year 2021! We wonder what it will be…   Read more...
  6. Tile of the Year 2020 revealed!

    Tile of the Year 2020 revealed! It’s here, it’s pink, it’s small format and it’s square: Deco Tayberry is Original Style’s Tile of the Year 2020.   After much deliberation, anticipation, discussion, planning (and even voting!) Original Style’s Tile of the Year for 2020 has landed. We are very excited to announce that the sophisticated, sumptuous and classic in design Deco Tayberry - part of Original Style’s Winchester collection of handcrafted English tiles - is set to be the must-have tile in the upcoming year. This year Original Style is making its choice known to the world with the help of 2LG studio – a brilliant British interior design duo, who also happen to be well-known digital influencers and Metro columnists. They absolutely loved Deco Tayberry and were very happy to endorse it, as well as assist with the project’s official launch. How excited are we about that? We are very excited! Take a look at our Tile of the Year 2020 promotional video to see just how excited we all are!     Original Style has been nominating a Tile of the Year for the last three years. We are the first business in the tile industry to do so, but we are especially proud of this year’s choice, whose real beauty is reflected in its hand-crafted nature. Designed in-house at Original Style’s factory in Devon, Deco Tayberry is the epitome of British design. Each tile is hand-crafted by skilled artisans using the age-old screen printing method which, alongside its reactive inks, means each kiln produces a different effect, so no two tiles are the same. Deco Tayberry is available through a network of carefully selected retailers and cannot be purchased online. This is because we strongly believe in the traditional customer experience, which is based on examining the product in real life, talking to a tile specialist, and being able to count on advice and support offered by our stockists. In order to purchase the Tile of the Year 2020, please head over to our find a retailer page and find a showroom near you.  “As interior designers, we approach our projects with one eye on the past and the other on the future. Deco Tayberry is the perfect representation of this motto. Square in format and with an arch motif, this gorgeous tile is a contemporary twist on classic tiling. Moving forward from the currently popular ‘millennial pink’, Original Style’s Tile of the Year’s blush and berry tones provide a softer approach, embracing the new heritage trend” - Jordan Cluroe and Russell Whitehead, 2LG Studio.  “Vibrancy through colour is beginning to play a big part in interior schemes. It’s exciting to see people being bolder with their interior choices and during 2020 we’re expecting to see customers integrate more statement designs through greater injection of personality and individuality” – Jane Addis, Original Style’s New Products & Design Manager. Through the combination of age-old production methods and contemporary style influences, this captivating tile isn’t just aesthetically pleasing but it also evokes personality and charm. With homeowners now branching out with their own design styles, the vision for 2020 is the embrace of heritage design, colour and individuality and Deco Tayberry is the perfect reflection of this interior design movement. We hope you like it!…but if you’re not that bold with colours, relax. You can still be on trend – with the arch motif and a nod to the timeless appeal of Art Deco – by choosing a less challenging colourway. Deco Tayberry is part of the newly launched Manoir tile range, where soft yet vibrant glazes have been paired with intricate geometric patterns. Opt for a Papyrus, Pumice or Mint base with the Deco print to achieve a similar look, but in soft shades of green or blue. These designs make for a perfect singular statement but they also work very well together mixed in a melange. If by reading this blog entry you accidentally fell in love with the whole artisanal collection of Winchester tiles, please download the entire brochure and find yourself spoilt for choice. To get your hands on Deco Tayberry or any of the other colorways from the Manoir Deco tile range, visit your nearest Original Style retailer Read more...
  7. Tile of the Year 2019, Midnight Blue!

    Tile of the Year 2019, Midnight Blue! Following on from last year’s successful Tile of the Year campaign with ‘Heath’ from The Winchester Tile Company, Original Style is excited to announce the dramatic Midnight Blue as 2019's must-have tile.   Why Midnight Blue? Reflecting movements in interior design trends, Midnight Blue encourages the embrace of darkness. Its deep, rich colour tones provide a sense of indulgence and when paired with warm earthy tones, feelings of serenity and calm create a sophisticated sanctuary. In addition to its stunning colour variations, this tile stands out due to its larger than life format. Measuring at 1200 x 600mm the metallic-inspired wall tile will add dramatic dimension to any space, providing impact and wow factor. The ethereal textures of Midnight Blue are simply encapsulating. With desires to become more connected with spaces that surround us, the strong deep hues of Midnight Blue allow you to become fully immersed in tranquillity and luxury – and, who doesn’t want that? Styling Midnight Blue Wonderfully versatile, the size and drama of Midnight Blue offers the opportunity to introduce feature pieces in non-traditional tile settings. When teamed with rustic brick, such as Original Style’s Antico Casale Fumo, warm lighting, and an eclectic mix of contemporary and nomadic inspired decor; the combination creates an earthy, industrial living space. For those who would love to incorporate Midnight Blue into their bathroom setting, pair with gorgeous brass taps, natural greenery or an on-trend Crittall-style screen for a style which radiates luxury Read more...
  8. Pantone colour of the year - Ultra Violet

    Pantone colour of the year - Ultra Violet Many people are probably thinking about festive panettone at this time of year, rather than the Pantone colour of the year, but not us! We’re still obsessing over the new colour of the year for 2018, Ultra Violet, a beautiful soft but still punchy purple, a similar colour in fact, to our tile of the year Heath!   Pantone have been forecasting colour trends for years, selecting a colour of the year since 2000: ‘The Pantone Color Institute is a consulting service within Pantone that forecasts global color trends and advises companies on color in brand identity and product development, for the application and integration of color as a strategic asset. Recognized around the world as a leading source of color information through seasonal trend forecasts, custom color development, and palette recommendations for product and corporate identity, Pantone Color Institute partners with global brands to leverage the power, psychology and emotion of color in their design strategy.’ Read more about the Pantone Colour Institute here. Our tile of the year Heath is a softer shade of purple with a grey hue, but for the ultra violet trend we do have a plenty of purple shades to choose from. Check out some ideas below: If that’s not enough purple for you take a look at our Pinterest pages for more Read more...
  9. Tile of the year 2018, Heath!

    Tile of the year 2018, Heath! We are pleased to announce our tile of the year, Heath from The Winchester Tile Company! We’re so excited to hero a tile from one of our most cherished collections and this gorgeous silky grey/purple field tile truly deserves the limelight. Just take a look for yourself…   Heath is a shade drawn from nature with deep, warm, earthy tones that elicit a real sense of indulgence. This hue paired with the artisanal vibe of the Winchester Tile Company’s Residence collection is brilliantly versatile with a spirit of Avant-garde.For this look we’ve teamed the Heath field tile with a gorgeous glitter grout and luxurious accessories for a glamorous twist. Heath creates a wonderfully warm canvas to build upon; here we’ve styled it with a gold mirror, feature lighting and striking black marble floor tiles from our Earthworks natural stone collection.The wonderful thing about Heath is its versatility; there are so many nuances to this colour.  Whether you want to create a striking look like we have, or team it with some crisp whites or greys for a more relaxed vibe, Heath can transform your home in different ways.For the rest of the year and throughout 2018 we will be bringing you all sorts of inspiration on how to use and style Heath within your home. Look out for mood boards, tips, ideas and even video clips Read more...

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