AKD LOVES TILES IN ALL SHAPES AND SIZES

Round pennies, rectangular subways, square stone slabs or organic handmade Moroccan beauties . . . we love our tiles in all shapes and sizes!

Not to mention the endless colours, textures and finishes and we are in tile heaven! Although with such choice we completely understand how choosing the right tile could be someone’s idea of hell!

The size of a tile can dramatically alter the scale of a room or sense of space. Tiles add texture, interest, depth, impact, contrast or cohesion. They can highlight zones or make a bold statement. But even the most practical of tiles can still be beautiful!

We have scratched the surface to share some of our current favourites:

ALEX LOVES A METALLIC FEATURE

The ‘Fractions’ Aluminum Mosaics by Bespoke Tile & Stone comes in three colours and three textures. Available from Earp Bros. ‘I love the metallic finish and the asymmetric pattern. This is a real feature tile for a bold space.’ Alex, Design Principal

The ‘Fractions’ Aluminum Mosaics by Bespoke Tile & Stone comes in three colours and three textures. Available from Earp Bros.

‘I love the metallic finish and the asymmetric pattern. This is a real feature tile for a bold space.’ Alex, Design Principal

DEMI LOVES CONTRAST

Inspired by the quality of Morroccan tiles, stylist Tim Neve designed 'Parasols' tiles, which follow a timeless process and are made of pressed cement. ‘The pieces have a lovely chalky, matt patina with patches of imperfections a part of their charm and can be laid for both wall or floor use, indoor or out, to create a statement.’ ‘Tim Neve’s ‘Parasols’ tiles give me a real South of France holiday vibe. I want them under my feet!’ Demi, Interior Designer

Inspired by the quality of Morroccan tiles, stylist Tim Neve designed 'Parasols' tiles, which follow a timeless process and are made of pressed cement. ‘The pieces have a lovely chalky, matt patina with patches of imperfections a part of their charm and can be laid for both wall or floor use, indoor or out, to create a statement.’

‘Tim Neve’s ‘Parasols’ tiles give me a real South of France holiday vibe. I want them under my feet!’ Demi, Interior Designer

JESSICA LOVES MODERN

The Bianco Carrara ‘Tratti’ tile designed by Elisa Ossino for Salvatori has metal rods inlaid in black to create a striking pattern by adding texture and depth.

The Bianco Carrara ‘Tratti’ tile designed by Elisa Ossino for Salvatori has metal rods inlaid in black to create a striking pattern by adding texture and depth.

AND THE UNEXPECTED . . . 

The Bianco Carrara ‘Cuscini’ tile designed by Ron Gilad for Salvatori ‘is designed as a juxtaposition of the softness of a cushion and the hard material of stone.’ ‘The addition of a stone ‘button’ to create a cushion effect is unexpected for a tile and would certainly make a beautiful and feminine feature wall.’ Jess, Interior Designer

The Bianco Carrara ‘Cuscini’ tile designed by Ron Gilad for Salvatori ‘is designed as a juxtaposition of the softness of a cushion and the hard material of stone.’

‘The addition of a stone ‘button’ to create a cushion effect is unexpected for a tile and would certainly make a beautiful and feminine feature wall.’ Jess, Interior Designer

JULIA LOVES PATTERN

The ‘Mutina Tierras Industrial’ collection designed by Patricia Urquiola becomes the main piece of furniture in a space, where the ‘industrially produced surfaces match with the handmade and artisanal elements, to provide always original hints.’ Available from Academy Tiles ‘These incredible tiles are like a jigsaw puzzle, designed with shapes that can be laid in various formations suitable for any possible use, space or personal taste. The earthy and saturated colour palette harmoniously connects with one another allowing the pattern to be the hero without being overpowering.’ Julia, Studio Manager

The ‘Mutina Tierras Industrial’ collection designed by Patricia Urquiola becomes the main piece of furniture in a space, where the ‘industrially produced surfaces match with the handmade and artisanal elements, to provide always original hints.’ Available from Academy Tiles

‘These incredible tiles are like a jigsaw puzzle, designed with shapes that can be laid in various formations suitable for any possible use, space or personal taste. The earthy and saturated colour palette harmoniously connects with one another allowing the pattern to be the hero without being overpowering.’ Julia, Studio Manager

STUART LOVES DRAMA

Tiling doesn’t need to be on a large scale to have impact. For a masculine tone and some drama you can’t go past Tera Nova’s Honed Nero Marquina Pennyrounds. The lovely veining in the marble adds extra depth. ‘I have always loved pennyrounds. As a pattern they evoke a surprising sense of calm and warmth, whilst also adding a visually and physically pleasing texture.’ Stuart, Interior Architect

Tiling doesn’t need to be on a large scale to have impact. For a masculine tone and some drama you can’t go past Tera Nova’s Honed Nero Marquina Pennyrounds. The lovely veining in the marble adds extra depth.

‘I have always loved pennyrounds. As a pattern they evoke a surprising sense of calm and warmth, whilst also adding a visually and physically pleasing texture.’ Stuart, Interior Architect

MADDIE LOVES CLASSIC WITH A TWIST

Bringing an updated sense of sophistication to one of the world’s oldest patterns laid out in tiles with the Copper Chevron Mosaics from Surface Gallery ‘I love the understated but beautiful elegance of the Copper Geometric Mosaic Collection, especially the classic chevron pattern with its sense of quiet interest.’ Maddie, Design Assistant

Bringing an updated sense of sophistication to one of the world’s oldest patterns laid out in tiles with the Copper Chevron Mosaics from Surface Gallery

‘I love the understated but beautiful elegance of the Copper Geometric Mosaic Collection, especially the classic chevron pattern with its sense of quiet interest.’ Maddie, Design Assistant

Image 1 via ©Alexandra Kidd Design / Image 2 via Tim Neve / Image 3 and 4 via Salvatori / Image 5 via Academy Tiles / Image 6 via Surface Gallery