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Posted on 14.04.2017
Fashion comes to interiors – Ted does tiles
To mark National tile week we share this fab new collection with you, bringing together Brit fashion brand, Ted Baker, with tile manufacturers, British Ceramic Tiles. To introduce us to this new foray into interiors, we were invited to Ted HQ and were greeted with a giant red lobster on the front of the building, instantly giving us a flavour of the uniqueness and personality that Ted Baker stands for.
We then look through their latest clothing collections and their shoes (hard to leave behind). it struck us that detailing and colour are so important to them as a brand. Right down to every button and zip and hem. This detail is evident in their new tile collection, with subtle surface textures, modulating patina and pattern. Here is our take on the collection with some mood board ideas for how you might use them in a scheme.
Ted Baker x British Ceramic Tiles - Retro design (photo by 2LG)
"...brick pattern metro tiles are not the only option and putting the same tiles on walls and floors is a beautiful minimal base for a room."
Tiles are not just for Kitchens and Bathrooms, especially with tiles this beautifully subtle in texture and shade. The patterns modulate to avoid obvious pattern repeat, whilst the concrete greys and surface textures give this collection a modern feel that is effortlessly chic.
Partridge design - Ted Baker x British Ceramic Tiles (photo by 2LG)
What’s more, the size of the tiles (330x330mm) is perfect for installation. Contractors love to lay them, because they are big enough to cover large areas quickly with minimal grout lines and small enough to handle easily in tricky technical areas, like wet room floors. So they get the thumbs up on the technical front. This is an area that is so easy to forget when you are hunting for the tile of your dreams. But so important in the long run for maintainence.
Partridge tile - Ted Baker collection
The quality ceramic surface is also able to take a beating on the traffic, limescale and cleaning products front. Not very glam, but will make your life much easier when it comes to day to day living. A genuine bonus.
They even do glass Art tiles for splashbacks and you know we can’t resist a floral. Dark florals were a huge trend at LDF last year and now here it is, ready to be part of your home. It’s undoubtedly a bold statement, but florals are here to stay.
Dark floral - Glass Splashback Art tile by Ted Baker (photo by 2LG)
The Partidge design picks up period details of embossed wallpaper, giving this design a classic edge. And the pale grey is so subtle and useable.
Ted baker x British ceramic tiles - Tropical Design
This tropical design has various patterns within each box so that you can keep it looking organic and it fits perfectly into the current passion for all things botanical.
The Geometric design is out fav though. Perfect in so many different settings, it has a retro edge and a surface texture that is a perfect backdrop to any growing collection of houseplants.