And just like that, the summer holidays are over, and we find ourselves on the cusp of autumn. Maybe like us, you’re holding out for a balmy September as we’re so often blessed with (here’s hoping!). That’s certainly the vibe we’re channelling in this month’s Curates with its al fresco home story and sunset red trend story…
For September, instead of talking tiles, we’re sharing a recent find of ours that we just love for finishing touches in a scheme. Mon Pote (which sweetly means ‘my friend’) is a Bristol-based emporium that brings together some of our favourite Scandi homewares brands. From pots and terrariums for bringing greenery into your bathroom to hooks and hardware to complement your kitchen – swoon.
Has anybody else noticed how there’s a bit of a red revival going on at the moment? A dash here and there on the catwalk sure, but it’s infiltrating the world of interiors in a much bigger way.
From earthy heritage reds to bright, bold and punchy pillar box reds seen in homes contemporary and country, it’s well and truly back on our radar and we couldn’t be happier to welcome it back.
For guaranteed impact, our recommendation would be a statement tile like Brompton in Cherry – a strong and single-minded tile but with a pinky base so it will never feel overbearing. In the world of paint, Valentina’s Red will unleash a scarlet shade but Asher’s Cranberry is a worthy alternative for something more traditional.
Prefer to ease yourself into reds in a much gentler way? Then pick out a tile like Avebury in Burnt Caramel and team it with warm red accents through textiles and accessories. Similarly, a patterned tile like Brompton Clarence that has red elements will give your scheme access to rouge in a bitesize way.
Allow us a moment to be self-indulgent because all September long we’ll be settling down to read our just-published brochure. Not only does it give you a way to flick through our strong collection of stone and tiles, but it’s packed with styling ideas and case studies from some of the most Instagrammable homes on the block. Wondering how our brand-new monochrome Cuba tile might look en masse? Flick to page 15 to see them full-wall. But one of our favourite pages has to be number 33 which showcases, like our cover, a painterly take on a Ca’ Pietra kitchen by illustrator Lida Ziruffo.
We’re heading outdoors for September’s tile pairing before summer’s gone for good via this to-die-for terrace from stylist, Emma Rose. Showing us precisely how the Red Revival trend can apply al fresco as well as a masterclass how to make a heavily patterned tile like the aforementioned Brompton Clarence work outdoors, we’d be eating breakfast, lunch and supper here come rain or shine! To pare the pattern back, she’s teamed it with a neutral exterior stone. Try a limestone tile like Denham or Hamilton for something similar.
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