House and Garden July 2014

Terri Shannon of Bloom Interior Design and Decoration worked closely with her clients Amanda and Brent McMillan to create the look they desired in their recent home renovation.The Melbourne home has been featured in the July issue of House and Garden and the clients are thrilled.The Grey Indian Earth Reproduction Tile was used in the bathroom and was the perfect choice for this 1880s weatherboard home.The encaustic cement tile is the feature in the bathroom and with the simplicity of the claw food bath and the wooden stool the look exudes understated elegance. The Grey Indian Earth is a classic design that suits all style of homes but particularly the older Victorian home. Once again Terri has done a fabulous job!...

Cement Tile Wonder

Loving these new spaces. Three designs creating three entirely different looks. Kimberley from Nourish Yourself used the Black Royal Reproduction Encaustic tile for her entrance way. Natalie from Bowerhouse used the Urban Diamond for her very stylish splash back in her living room and Mark from Atlantis Design used the Baby Blue Bazaar on his bathroom floor. All impressive and all amazing. There are so many ways the encaustic cement tiles can enhance a space. The possibilities are endless. It is such a joy to work with a product that, like art, can bring attention and interest wherever they are laid. ...

The Jatana Team

I thought I would give you a little background into the  back end of  Jatana Interiors. There is a lot of work involved with the sorting and packing of the antique tiles. The antique tiles have been salvaged from old buildings throughout Europe and the Middle East. Some designs are over 100 years old and have an incredible history that we will never know. The colours are now muted and very difficult to replicate making them so special and very unique. Walking on a floor laid with these antique treasures has a different feel, it is as though you are bringing history back to life. Once the tiles have arrived after their long journey they need to be sorted, cleaned and boxed. This is a process within itself and I am so fortunate to have the help of Sam Curtis and Cooper Kay to help. Sam who is an aspiring actor, singer and dancer and Cooper who makes amazing furniture from recycled woods patiently sort through the pallets of tiles and prepare them for clients. They work hard and are a pleasure to work with. Kim is my wonderfully fantastic colleague and friend. Kim prepares all the samples , speaks to clients and helps me with orders. There are a lot of elements to the running of Jatana Interiors which at times can feel overwhelming however the rewards are so worthwhile. I am so grateful to clients who send through their finished projects and I feel so blessed to work with such lovely people. Thanks also to Mark Laneway from Laneway Photography for the amazing photos.      ...