Bring on two four-day weeks on the trot! Bring on the Easter eggs! Bring out your sunglasses! There’s plenty to celebrate in this first week of April, and with temperatures set to soar in the next few days, and rumours of the sun staying put until Easter Sunday, our hopes of al fresco entertaining with a small selection of friends and family this weekend feel like they might just happen. With outdoor living in mind, we asked our creative director Hamish to pick three of his favourite garden tiles that’d pave the way for a well-dressed terrace just in time for the long Easter weekend…
Isle Porcelain Outdoor Tile in Perla
“Porcelain tiles are perfect for low-fuss, low-key garden paving, and the Isle collection is one of our bestselling and one of personal favourites. The Perla finish is one that suits more contemporary homes especially well, be that for the rooftop terrace of a city apartment or a new-build home’s patio. I loved seeing it in Kirsty of @kjg_home’s garden where she’s carved out a paved area beyond her main patio specifically for lounging out. Complete with rug, coffee table and outdoor sofa, this is a lesson in how to do an outdoor living room properly, and is exactly where I’d be sitting myself while the kids did an Easter egg hunt throughout the many pots and planters.”
Farley Limestone Outdoor Tile
“As practical as porcelain paving is, I still can’t help but gravitate towards a natural stone for the garden, and what better than creamy, crumbly limestone? Farley has a beautiful seasoned finish to give you the appearance of a time-worn stone. Its character and colouring allow it to settle into country homes as much as more contemporary ones or even those that bridge the two. This stone will really feel at-home wherever it is laid”.
Brompton Porcelain Outdoor Tile in Clarence
“If plain tiles aren’t your thing or you’re looking to pave just a small section of an outdoor area like a balcony or mini raised terrace, look no further than the vintage-inspired Brompton tiles. Porcelain once more, it means they ask for very little upkeep and are as easy as pie to clean, plus you’re able to benefit from both function and form with their statement-making appearance. The earthy rust colourway feels terracotta rich in summer months but comforting in autumn, in keeping with the hues of fallen leaves. Here, with a petite tea for two set overlooking the lawn and majestic blossom tree is precisely where I’d love to open the doors onto this Good Friday with a coffee in one hand and perhaps my first Easter egg in the other – Easter is made for treating yourself after all.”