I am a self confessed design addict. I can’t help myself when it comes to new patterns and new colours in the form of an encaustic tile. The idea of new possibilities is a temptation I cannot resist……hence more new designs and new colours! So,some more new encaustic tiles have arrived yet again and I am very happy with them. New personalities to add to my range and new spaces to create. These are just a few of the new designs to give you some inspiration.
The new issue of House and Garden is now on the shelves and has some wonderful ideas for makeovers for homes of all styles. I am very grateful to be featured in one of the wonderful schemes they have put together. The lovely Black and White Elegance encaustic tile was chosen for this palette. This encaustic tile also comes in a soft grey and white and is a simple yet striking design. This patterned tile would work in a modern or older style home making it a very versatile design. Encaustic tiles are a handmade tile making them extra special and equivalent to a piece of art. Thanks to House and Garden for featuring the lovely Black and White Elegance.
I love new designs. Each design comes with another opportunity for a new creation, for a new exciting space to evolve. The encaustic tiles are all handmade piece by piece which makes them feel so special. They are lovely to walk on and being handmade makes them even more special. Pattern or decorative tiles have been around for centuries and are growing in popularity currently as there is a sway from the more conservative beige look to injections of pattern and colour. A few of my new encaustic tile designs have recently arrived and I must say I am pretty happy with them. Each design creating a completely different look.
Being a very big tea lover I was thrilled to find the Florentine encaustic tiles featured in the Tetley Tea ad. The cement tiles work so well with the crockery and the general happy feeling in the advertisement. The ad puts a smile on your face and the choice of encaustic tile is perfect.These lovely patterned tiles can be made in the colour of your choice and always lift a space and create an interest. Tea and tiles work well together !!!!
So happy to be featured in Home Beautiful Februay 2015 issue.The stunning Moroccan Bazaar encaustic tile has been used in two bathrooms. One bathroom has the encaustic tile featured on the shower wall and shower floor and the other has the tile featured on the bathroom floor.The patterned encaustic tiles have become the stand out feature in these bathrooms.The Moroccan Bazaar comes in many colour ways and always looks amazing and exotic.
Bianchini’s Espresso is a fabulous new Italian espresso bar in Cronulla, Sydney. To fit the style they wanted, they used the encaustic Blue Clover tiles, emphasising the funky and hip atmosphere of the café. The busy blue black and white colours match the atmosphere perfectly and contrast with Brooklynesque brick walls. Next time you’re in the area, go and check it out, try their fresh pressed juice or amazing coffee and frolic on the floors.
The restaurant Zahli is a spirited new modern Middle Eastern restaurant located in the vibrant Surry Hills in Sydney. The restaurant has used a combination of black and white, and blue and white encaustic tiles to create an eclectic and cool atmosphere enhancing the feel of the space they have created. The combination of designs used works perfectly. The Middle Eastern influenceof the tiles brings an exciting atmosphere, which transports the diners to the banks of Lebanon. If you’re in the mood for an exotic night out, Zahli’s is the place to be!
Lenard Design Associates have recently opened the doors to the refurbished Carlisle Bar in Kellet St, Kings Cross. Nestled on the lower levels of the historic Carlisle House building this club has been designed to capture the decadence of the roaring 20s.The street fronts dive bar is reminiscent of an established New York city Tavern and is the low key face to the establishment which has private rooms and a happening dance floor. The Black and Grey Flower encaustic tile were used on the floors and are a perfect choice for this style of bar and the colours used in the interior. The bar stools, leather seating and fabulous textured walls give the Carlisle an intimate,private and sophisticated feel. The muted palette of the interior is brought to life with the patterned tiles which create an instant old world atmosphere and a stunning floor.