#Stayingathome gets you thinking for sure about what your perfect space at home would be. With the sun shining my mind is on the outdoors space and what haven of tranquility I’d create to enjoy The Great Outdoors from a home verandah or porch. This is it for me. Bright contrasting colours. This could be my happy place right now with a book in my hand, or playing cards with the kids. I’d have something like this set up at the back of the house overlooking the garden, or in current times how lovely would this be at the front of the house to wave from a safe social distance to passersby and neighbours, out for their once-a-day exercise?
Each week ReVamp Reveal will look to unveil something that has caught our eye. It may be something we’ve been involved with for a development or customer, be it a new bathroom, an interior transformation, a striking lighting or wall paper effect… Or, it may be something we’ve spotted elsewhere that has really stood out to us with a bit of wow factor. Use of colour. Use of light and space. Use of design. A piece of furniture. Quirky ideas. This is about inspirational ideas we come across that make heads turn, or at least caught our attention!
I’ve been on a bathroom mission recently as I’m soon going to be choosing tiles, vanity units and the likes for 5 bathrooms in a chalet bungalow development we’re working on. I always end up going for a wander around Porcelanosa for a bit of inspiration, and stumbled across this eye-catching wet room design. How stunning, and certainly different, are these Basalt Decor tiles?! What do you think? It may not be to everyone’s taste so I won’t be putting this in to the downstairs wet room in the bungalow – we’ll go with something a bit more neutral – but I’ve definitely got this on my radar for one of my own future bathrooms, though I’d likely pair it with black floor tiles and furniture rather than wood effect. I don’t envy the tiler that will have to put this in though – real precision cutting work where the geometric patterned tiles join the plain white tiles. Rather him/her than me!
After my mosey around Porcelanosa I’ve been sharing some of the pics on our insta account – I’ve been doing a 7 days/7 bathrooms to inspire theme, so feel free to follow us https://www.instagram.com/revamp_diaries/
Because they’re always spotted! And how delighted was I to spot this stunning wall paper from Matthew Williamson at Osborne & Little, from their Cubana range. It certainly doesn’t hide in the shadows. It’s just divine. It also comes in 4 different shades – check out our recent insta post at https://www.instagram.com/revamp_diaries/ to see all four colour themes. I’d actually find it difficult choosing between them all, and whilst I’m not personally a fan of the green/pink combo, those colours are very on trend at present.
Not got an exposed brick wall but love the industrial chic effect created by bare brick? Look no further than brick tiles which are right on-trend at present. If you scroll down to my previous post about making a statement with soft furnishings and colour, you can see how well bold furnishings sit with the back drop of a red brick wall. Similarly the lighter shade of brick here works really well to complement a modern, light and spacious home setting giving a really warm illusion of shabby chic modernity.
The most authentic brick tiles are cut from standard size clay bricks. They’re cost effective and easy to install with glue or mortar, applying them directly to the surface. What’s more, they come in so many different colours now you have a real range to choose from, whether you’re going for the rustic or modern look. Even the textures vary from rough to smooth.
I’m in love with brick tiles and can’t wait to have a feature brick tile wall in a future home. So stylish!
I’ve seen a few pictures these last few weeks circling the social media pages showcasing beautiful victorian style mosaic flooring. From entrance porchways to driveway or garden paths, and internal hallways to external terraces, they really do look striking. Geometric shapes are very on trend at present and these certainly ooze geometry.
I ordered a brochure from London Mosaics so I have this on my files for when I find the perfect opportunity to make a statement piece with these tiles. I’m picturing a covered verandah at the back of the house with a white rocking chair…complete serenity and balance. This flooring, provided it’s well laid, has got to be good for the OCD among us too right? Perfect symmetrical patterns.
Once you’ve sent London Mosaics your preferred design, colours and floor plan they then hand-pick and assemble your design as sheets of tiles ready for the tiler to fit. You then simply remove the protective sheet covering them and grout to finish. Sounds pretty simple for something that looks so impressive. I’ll let you know as and when we give this a shot somewhere!
No, this isn’t the sort of diamond that goes bling on your finger, but it still dazzles! I love Porcelanosa’s Victorian Diamond Marmara Mirror mosaic tile. In fact, it’s probably my favourite tile right now and we recently put this in to a bathroom in one of our developments as a back drop to the shower enclosure and bath. My photos of the finished bathroom don’t do it justice. It’s stunning and really gives the wow factor. It’s marble, so we paired it up with larger marble wall tiles throughout the rest of the bathroom. However, here it’s been used as feature on a wall, box framed with architrave. I’d have never of thought to do this, at least not outside a bathroom, but this would look sensational as a feature in a bright, spacious entrance hallway, or a dressing room. Can’t wait to use this tile again and create a real feature out of it!
This week a social media promo caught my attention, suggesting I download the Landmass 20th Anniversary brochure. The colours and design lines called out to me! Historically when we’ve done developments we’ve kept these fairly neutral from a colour perspective for an easier “suits all” sell, initially veering towards natural colours, and more recently tones of grey and off-white. However, I do love a bit of colour. Usually we put this in to our own homes with the use of carefully chosen designer wall papers, but I’m loving how the use of bold colours with statement-piece furniture and a complementary rug can create the wow factor. Isn’t this look great?! I’ve never been a “mustard yellow” person, but seeing this I really get it. And the blue sofa is to die for – loving those curves!
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“We’re Mac and Emma. With many years behind us developing, extending and renovating houses, we’re keen to share our experiences and insight with you to guide you on your own building journey to achieve your dream home as seamlessly, knowledgeably and cost effectively as possible.
Not only have we ourselves moved 8 times over the last 15 years, in to houses that we’ve built anew or completely gutted and renovated, but Mac also runs a successful building company locally, ReVamp Home Improvements, offering consultation and project managing builds and extensions for customers. He’s very hands-on running sites, dealing with every aspect of the build through to the final finish. Adding to that, he has OCD which makes for an interesting combination with a builder! As for me, I follow him every step of the way… and then share our know-how through our blog.”