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Mad About … Patchwork Designs

13th May 2013
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The patchwork trend has been gradually creeping up on us for a while and, while I’m always a little nervous of bright clashing colours, some designers have brought  a more muted monochrome look to their work and that, I am loving.

Decorative and glazed Palladio porcelain tiles from mandarinstone.com

Decorative and glazed Palladio porcelain tiles from mandarinstone.com

These gorgeous floor tiles are from the Decorative and Glazed range at  Mandarin Stone. They cos £143.33 a sq m and are sold in sets of floor, which will cover nearly 1.5m. If that seems a little steep for a whole floor, you could always buy a smaller amount and set them into the floor to give a rug effect. 

patchwork tile rug effect from apartment therapy

patchwork tile rug effect from apartment therapy

The same effect has been created here by Armatile and is a great way to bring a little interesting detail to an otherwise plain room.

patchwork tile effect from armatile.com

patchwork tile effect from armatile.com

Finally for floors what about this? The Frame collection from Ceramiche Refin looks perfect with the polished concrete walls and on-trend indigo detail.

Frame collection from ceramiche refin

Frame collection from ceramiche refin

This is another image from the range. I love it against the industrial exposed brick wall.

ceramiche refin floor tiles frame

Frame collection from ceramiche refin

Using tiles as a rug can also work really well in bathrooms. I wanted to create that effect around the bath in our en suite but what with one thing and another – yes budget mainly – it didn’t happen. One day …

from mixr.se via pinterest

from mixr.se via pinterest

Now, if you don’t fancy floor tiles then what about walls. I’ve been a fan of Louise Body for ages and I just love her patchwork tile wallpaper. It costs £20 a metre, and crucially, is easy paste the wall application which, as anyone who has ever tried to hang wallpaper will know, is much easy. To read the rules of hanging wallpaper click here.

patchwork grey tile wallpaper from Louise Body

patchwork grey tile wallpaper from Louise Body

Here is a collection of mismatched tiles used to great effect on a wall. It’s a great way of using up odd tiles – perhaps if you have collection of samples. As long as the colours tone, they can even be different sizes. To read a Guide to Tiles click here

from www.bybjorkheim.com

from www.bybjorkheim.com

And finally, how about this leather patchwork rug from Cox and Cox . It costs £700 and measures 230cm by 160cm and would lovely on my painted white floorboards.

cow hide patchwork rug from cox and cox

cow hide patchwork rug from cox and cox

What do you think? Will you be bringing home the patchwork any time soon? If you fancy a sofa, there’s a very cool one over on Home Girl London 

 

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  • Carole Poirot 15th May 2013 at 10:40 am

    Absolutely love it! The first picture is perfect! It adds pattern and interest without being overwhelming or too intrusive for a calm space. Love Louise Body’s wallpapers – shame I’m not allowed to paper our rented home…

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