tiles

trying to make a bathroom different is quite hard – using tiles can change the feel, colour and mood of a room – i found these lovely hand made tiles in Darsham from smoke and fire for the cottage bathroom in suffolk.   i actually went into the shop, fell in love with the tiles and then thought where can i  put them. i was quite lucky that the sink  i bought was slightly hexagonal and the old mirror too.


absolutely loved these coloured roof tiles at the colombe d’or – and also the tiles that framed the bottom of the walls and stairs.  such an inspiring place – i couldn’t stay still or put my camera down…….  the colombe d’or is one of my favourite hotels that i have been to.
you can simply add colour to a bathroom or kitchen by laying a beautiful floor with encaustic floor tiles.  Encaustic floor tiles are coloured with oxides while the design is being formed, which gives a soft merging of colour, quite classical and antique in finish.  The colours are muted, yet still give you lovely colours without being too bright.  you can buy encaustic tiles from Fired Earth and Terra Firma tiles.   fired earth have a new collection based on the original designs of the london underground -including beautiful edwardian tiles and signage tiles such as ‘mind the gap’.

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