As you all know by now, we are about to start the renovation of our kitchen, which is proving to be harder work than I thought. Who knew how difficult it was to get hold of trades men and materials if you’re not having a fully fitted kitchen? Well I can tell you almost impossible.
I remember 15 years ago when we first bought our house, you could ring somebody up, tell them what you wanted doing and the next day they’d been round and given you a quote for the work. How times have changed, after about 3 weeks of trying to get quotes for the renovation of our block parquet floor and sycamore worktops and three timber sash windows we need making, we are finally getting some where. I feel exhausted by it even before the work has begun, wish me luck!
Anyway to cheer myself up and also to help Mr B see what my vision for our kitchen was, I have been thinking about colours, tiles and lighting, all the nice things basically that make designing a space so much fun.
I have been coveting some Moorish style tiles for a long time now and although we at first thought about having them on the floor, we have now decided to have our reclaimed parquet floor restored back to it’s former glory and keep the tiles to the walls.
Mandarin Stone, have just introduced a new range of decorative tiles and have some beautiful ones in their collection, perfect for what I have in mind. The choice on my design board, are called scroll and Marrakesh and are in a soft grey and red, but available in other colours. They also have a beautiful collection of large format floor tiles, in decorative patterns, which is big news for floors right now. here are selection from their range.