We like to keep you up to date with some of the ranges we’ve introduced and the journey’s and stories behind them, alongside tips and guidance for planning and carrying out your project. Our Creative Director also shares occasional thoughts on bathroom design, paint and tile ideas and more esoteric topics related to interiors.
Some shades seem timeless and are always an anchor to interior schemes no matter what the prevailing fashion, fad or zeitgeist. For example, white will always be in demand.
In recent years, grey emerged victorious firstly as the wall colour of choice, and then the wall and floor tile and next came kitchen cabinet colour and then, well just the everything colour. Our lust for grey seemed insatiable.
When Dean Poulton and Borja De Maqua from @mytinyestate started developing properties, they ever imagined that one day they’d set about restoring an entire 65 room country estate, let alone have their own TV show to follow the progress. We’ve been delighted to work alongside them on the journey of bringing the various elements of the property back to life, for example, the hay loft and associated ante-rooms.
It’s easy to overlook one fundamental requirement of a bathroom, and that is storage.
We’ve certainly come a long way in just a few decades in what we demand from a bathing space; from servants carrying water upstairs in jugs, to a somewhat romantic view of our bathing or showering zone.
Those of us who have been on the planet a few decades can recall when chequerboard floors were the preserve of bathrooms, and usually quite chilly bathrooms at that. If you were lucky enough to stay in a hotel, you may also spot a two-tone lobby floor in this recognizable grid pattern. You might also have seen pretty kitchen floors, possibly in lino, in red and white or blue and white. Or, if visiting Scandinavia, the look was more prevalent with painted floors and furniture almost a given in many homes.
Well maybe, but probably not.
It’s possible you have a fear of stronger colours, and lack the nerve to go for all-out bold statements throughout your home or project. Or, you have carefully assessed the look you want to achieve, studied the options, gone over the styles to choose from and taken definitive action to opt for white as the perfect design palette cleanser.