When it comes to tiled surfaces, attention to detail means even more than meticulously edited selections. Not only can material, color and texture make the difference, the way they are laid (though often overlooked) adds character to a space. In this bathroom, 6 by 24 porcelain is laid in a herringbone pattern on the floor and the movement created by the pattern is continued up the wall behind the tub. The mosaic on either side ensures that the pattern is not over-done.
A very subtle but strong way to communicate a modern edge in this ensuite was the modern grid pattern that results in the grout line across the floor and up the fully tiled wall. The stacked tile was laid in a specific grid across the entire surface. Though planning is required to ensure proper proportioning, we think it’s worth the effort.
Even traditional material like this honed limestone can be stacked (known as “Stacked Bond”), and when paired with a contrasting grout, it’s a stylish update on a traditional material. The tile size was too large for the powder room space, so cutting it down off-centre was the secret here.
Alternating runs of tumbled limestone are accentuated by dark grey grout. Grout can be more than a ‘tile matching exercise’, use it to tie in the rest of the colour motif.
The classically charming white bathrooms, with their light cabinetry and Carrera Marble are pretty timeless… But nothing beats the breathtakingly romantic effect of mother of pearl mosaic, paired with creamy Asian White Marble, and properly lit – a fairy tale ensuite.
This incredible bonded stone mosaic was also placed horizontally on the backsplash and the floor to ceiling fireplace surround.
While on the subject of extraordinary tile, we can safely say that we’ve commissioned some of London’s ‘highest end’ custom mosaic, resulting in thousands of hand-cut pieces of marble, and breathtaking spaces.
Your home is the space you live in; it’s where life happens. These are the details that make life a little better every day.