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Bathroom Tiles and Designs: Style Trends for 2017

When it comes to interior design, the bathroom is a room that often gets neglected. Bathrooms can be artistic masterpieces of style and self-expression and if you’re looking for a touch of design inspiration, our easy guide will take you through the top design, colour and material trends for the year ahead. Return to nature More often than not, new trends stem from innovative twists on tried and tested designs. We’re predicting a return to much loved stone and wood in 2017, combining simple practicality with bold design ideas to... Read More

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How to Hijack Encaustic Tile Trends in 2017

Let’s take a look at how you can make a statement with encaustic tiles in 2017. What are encaustic tiles? Encaustic tiles typically use two different colours of clay to create patterns on a concrete or ceramic base. Often associated with the Victorian era, encaustic tiles are perfect for creating a high-quality period theme in any home. While they’re most commonly used for flooring, encaustic tiles can also be used to decorate a variety other surfaces throughout the home. Call us on 0113 253 0005 to find out more about... Read More

5 Ways to Create a Cosy Kitchen in Winter

In our excitement to get our living rooms looking Christmassy and festive over the winter months, we often forget about one of the most important rooms in the house – the kitchen. Failing to add a touch of warmth to your kitchen can leave it feeling practical and boring, and discourage visitors from spending time in this part of the house. If you’re looking for some creative ways to get a cosy kitchen for winter, we’ve got 5 ideas to get you started. Go dark In the winter, embracing the... Read More


5 Ideas for Going Bold With Your Bathroom Design

As the days get colder and the nights get longer one thing’s for sure, you’re going to be spending much more time inside. Whether you’re preparing for guests or just looking to re-design, you’ll want to make sure your bathroom is both clean and stylish. From injecting some colour with bathroom tiles to getting creative with window blinds, we’re bringing you 5 top tips for going bold in the bathroom. Raise the stakes with your windows Bathroom blinds offer far more than just privacy. Cool, grey bathroom blinds can smarten... Read More


Around the World in 5 Flooring Design Ideas

Whether you want your flooring to evoke your favourite overseas getaway or simply add an air of sophistication to your home, the world is your oyster when it comes to interior design. From minimalist to exotic, the vast range of available floor tiles can culturally inspire your home. With New Year fast approaching and months of winter still to come, there’s no better time to rejuvenate your home. So, where exactly can floor tiles take your home? France at your feet Arguably the style capital of the world, French interior... Read More

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4 Easy Steps to the Ultimate Low-Maintenance Kitchen

Most families eat and entertain in the kitchen – meaning this room should not only be clean for cooking, but also serve as a stylish space for keeping company. This can be difficult, given the number of spillages and scuffs that happen here on a day-to-day basis – and in high footfall areas of the house, you’ll understandably want to keep cleaning and tidying to minimum. With this in mind, a low-maintenance kitchen is definitely the way forward. From an elegant tiled splashback to no-fuss fittings, follow our handy tips... Read More

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3 Timeless Uses for Metro Tiles

From photographs in magazines to subway stations, inspiration for interior design is everywhere. With metro brick originally rising to fame on the underground transport network in NYC and London, these iconic tiles have fast become a favourite with home designers. It’s not hard to see why, either – combining fashion with function, their versatility makes them a perfect choice for all kinds of interior design themes. In today’s blog post, we’re taking a look at a trio of timeless ways that you can use metro brick in your home. So,... Read More

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Your Room-By-Room Guide to Mastering Mosaic Tiles

If interior design is a fine art, every room is a blank canvas with boundless potential. Combining function with fashion in your home allows you to create a liveable artform that truly reflects your personality and, ultimately, design a living space that you love. Today, we’re taking a look at the powerful visual impact you can create with mosaic tiles, as we bring you a room-by-room guide to mastering the art of mosaics. From crafting an eye-catching kitchen splashback to incorporating your identity into an iconic feature wall for your... Read More


3 Creative Colour Schemes for Your Bathroom Wall

Whether you prefer bathrooms that are bright and vibrant or love the elegant look that comes with more muted tones, cladding the walls in colour is always an ideal way to make your home stand out. The psychological effects of different colour schemes can completely transform the ambience of a room – which means choosing a creative colour scheme can often be one of the most important decisions to make in any home’s design. In today’s post, we’re bringing you three of 2016’s best bathroom colour schemes – so you... Read More


3 Shabby Chic Kitchen Floor Ideas

In a society that’s obsessed with modern technology, it’s no surprise that more and more interior designers are looking to incorporate a sense of tradition and antique elegance into their latest projects. Whether it’s upcycling or accessorising the room with authentic artefacts, there’s no doubt that the distressed look is here to stay – and it’s an aesthetic that couldn’t be easier to achieve in your home. In today’s post, we’re starting from the bottom – as we bring you three of the best ways to inject a touch of... Read More