The title is right, I really do have this thing with tiles and had no idea about what Original Style had to offer before I attended the launch of their brand new showroom in Southampton last week.
Lets start at the beginning….
Original Style have celebrated over 30 years as a successful tile manufacturer and distributor and their tiles are sold through a network of independent retailers. Their huge selection of tiles includes high quality wall and floor tiles, as well as mosaics in glass, stone, porcelain and ceramic.
When I arrived at the Southampton showroom, the first thing I noticed was the Original Style colour wall, which is a wall full of beautiful tiles in a huge array of colours, textures and patterns, I was like a kid in a candy shop.
I love everything about tiles, how they look, how they feel and even how they sound. I don’t think i’m alone with this guilty pleasure either, so lets not waste anymore time and see what beauties Original Style have to offer…
Here are a few of my favourite picks from the colour wall…
Look at all the metallics!
And the marble and stone…
Next up, around the corner from the colour wall was Victorian floor tiles, a personal favourite of mine! Oh how I long for a Victorian property with a pretty pathway!
Original style actually manufacture the segments that make up these tiles, so that you can design your own unique floor or pathway. How cool is that?
In the Southampton showroom, they have constructed room sets to inspire and show you how the tiles look in situ, allowing you to visualise what your own home could look like.
My favourite was this beautiful bathroom…
I adore the Art Deco tiled border they have used.
One thing I noticed about the room sets was that they had been created to cater for all tastes and styles including everything from Victorian and mid century, to Uber sleek and modern. There really was something for everyone.
One of the wow factor moments for me was spotting this stunning botanical printed tile…
This tile comes from Living collection, along with all of these beauties…
As well as bathroom sets, they also had kitchen sets to showcase some of their wall and splash back tiles.
One of Original Styles most popular range of tiles is their Mezzo collection, inspired by the Middle East.
Whilst walking around the showroom I was also shown the clearance section, which was full of almost perfect tiles that only a trained eye could spot a defect on, so the ideal place to grab a bargain!
I thoroughly enjoyed exploring everything Original Style had to offer, and would highly recommend paying one of their showrooms a visit because believe me, you cannot appreciate the diverse range they have to offer until you see it for yourself, this is just a snippet. Plus, you get to touch the tiles, which is always a bonus! As well as the Southampton showroom, there are an additional 5 Original Style showrooms across the South West including Exeter, Plympton, Cheltenham, Bristol and Bournemouth and you can find your local retailer here.
Until next time
*this is a sponsored post in collaboration with Original Style tiles but all views and opinions are my own.