Trends

To Grey or Not To Grey?

So grey is in.

Really? You had NO idea?

Well I have to say I’m quite surprised.

You can’t look in a restaurant, hair salon, barber shop, dentist, grocery store, butcher, lighting store, homewares store, deli, bakery or bar that’s been renovated in the last 7 years and not see it, in all its worn concrete look glory.

Just as the early noughties we were utterly obsessed with every version of beige you could imagine (do you remember ‘Hogs Bristle’ being the colour of the decade), our obsession with everything grey has almost hit its peak.

That’s not to say that it’s not still going to look fabulous for many years to come, but why not put a little more warmth into our lives?

Now, now…nothing crazy. Unless it’s really your ‘thing’, I don’t think fluro magenta is going to be the IT colour for some time, but is there anyone out there who really feels that ‘Greige’ is the best we can do?

We’re seeing burnt umbers, gem greens, worn-down charcoals and deep, velvety indigos. Using these tones as your anchor in your spaces will really set them apart and make them feel truly yours.

Colour is back people!

(Not) Keeping up with the Jones’

Do a quick Google search on interior styles and trends and your brain will be instantly flooded quicker than you can say mid-century modern meets minimalism. It seems that along with the speed of technology and information delivery these days, we are getting so bombarded by different styles, trends, ideas and collections that we are sometimes losing our own sense of (style) identity.

Most of us like to think that we are doing something different, something unique, but all we’re really doing is trying to keep up with the Jones’. What can sometimes offer some relief is by switching off – both mentally and technologically – and starting at the basics.

“Who is this space for?”

“What do I need this space to do?”

“What stands out to me personally in terms of the most important parts of it?”

It is wonderful that we can be inspired by so many different mediums including, television, radio, news print, friends, fashion, family, Anna Smith from the PTA, and of course – the beloved Google. But if we really want to be happy with our choices and feel truly at home in our spaces, we need to get the right advice to find a style that reflects us.

So if you have intoxicatingly happy childhood memories that were created amongst the Mexican Rustic style, or in an Art Deco style kitchen, and you want to recreate that space (or perhaps a style you’ve always admired but been afraid to try), don’t be afraid to try something new and be truly unique!


 

A Fresh Take on Tessellated!

Thinking of tiling a tessellated look for your verandah, foyer, laundry or bathroom? Are you not completely loving the traditional colour schemes, but don’t want to stray too far from your home’s federation style? We may just have the product for you. This range is a full bodied vitrified that never requires sealing or any maintenance. Fresh off the boat from Italy, come into our store today to view the full range and find the right fit for you!

Custom Nosing and Treads

Gone are the days when tiles were made available with a matching step tread, bullnose, pool coper or skirting. This is where the Tile Living® range of custom nosing and treads comes to the rescue!

The majority of our products can be customised for a completed look for your pool surrounds, indoor and outdoor stairs, edging and skirtings.

With a range of profiles to choose from, come and talk to our team today to complete your desired look.


Timber, Sap & Leaf stains

Recently we decided to turn our dried up, tired excuse for a lawn into an inviting travertine paved courtyard area to enjoy summer barbeques, winter chestnut roasting, and a place where our toddler can ride his bike or throw pegs at a wall. So we built the privacy screen (thanks Better Homes & Gardens®).

Of course, we did one coat of sealer for the timber but were in too much of a hurry to finish the job. So what happened? Well at the first sight of rain, the timber tannin leeched out onto our freshly tiled and grouted travertine pavers. Disappointed is not the word I heard once the sun came out and we saw the mess nature left us.

Fortunately, Spirit Marble & Tile Care’s product – Bright As – came to the rescue. The tannin stains disappeared before our eyes and was very easy to use and clean up afterwards (I did it whilst junior was having his nap).

The lesson here? Clean and seal your porous tiles and pavers as soon as the job is finished. But if you get stuck, there’s almost always a way to fix it with Spirit Marble & Tile Care products available at Tile Living today.

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