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Best Domestic Project Nomination

We are pleased to present to you a bathroom which showcases the very best elements of Victorian style. Ceramic Tile Merchants are proud to have been involved from start to finish in the creation of this bathroom, from our initial discussions with the customer in the showroom to delivering their design to them in their home.

All the tiles used have been carefully selected from ranges produced by 'Original Style',  the leading manufacturers in this niche market. The company successfully replicates the colours, glazes and production methods of the era to produce their quality ceramic pieces.

"Most of our Artworks tile colours are authentic to the Victorian period - and also classics in their own right. Recreate the Victorian look as much or as little as you choose, or create your own individual style." - Original Style Ltd 2017

The stunning reproduction Victorian floor takes centre stage and sets the colour palette for the space. The striking black star motif characterises the dramatic pattern of 'Blenheim',  complemented by the supporting colours of Grey and Dover White to produce a theatrical repeating pattern across the floor. 'Telford', a traditional black and white scroll  border  is used around the perimeter of the room to frame the design.

The bathroom walls are fully tiled in a  Chancel Grey brick (228x75mm) to compliment the floor with a typical Victorian border midway up the wall featuring a Scroll motif in the darker Westminster Grey, this is then underlined by an Omega pencil in Chancel Grey. The skirting tile chosen is also in the darker Westminster Grey to contrast with the wall tiling.

The clients have completed the Victorian look by using dark cabinets with porcelain knobs, dark framed free-hanging mirrors, a cast iron look radiator with towel rail and Retro petal drop wall lights. The finished room is aesthetically very satisfying, both practical and charming. It is testament to the imagination of the clients and the talent of the craftsmen who have fulfilled the vision.

"Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful." - William Morris, artist, designer and writer 1834 - 1896

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