Style it with Tiles

A 19th-century house has been transformed into a family home, with Original Style’s tiles a key part of its new design

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Bob Duffield and his family live in this beautiful 19th-century villa-style house, which underwent substantial refurbishment, “to bring the house kicking and screaming into the 21st century,” says Bob. “There were many species of carpet that had to go!”

Bob continues: “We had an eye out for a place to buy but we took our time until we found the right place, which turned out to be Paxton Lodge – a Grade II, four-bedroom Regency townhouse, with a separate basement flat.”

The house’s transformation included bringing the basement flat back into the main house as the kitchen and dining area, changing the galley kitchen on the ground floor into a play room, swapping a bedroom for the main bathroom, and refitting and retiling the main bathroom and two en-suite bathrooms.

“This house is so beautifully designed that we knew our efforts would be rewarded,” Bob adds.

“Tiles were key to our design thinking,” he says. “We found Original Style online and visited a local showroom. We rate our experience there very highly, and got to know almost everyone in the store.”

For those looking to create tiled focal points in their homes, Bob advises: “Get the Original Style brochures – they’re colourful and informative. Then visit your local store, where you’ll get a good sense of how they look in real life.” 

“Tiles were key to our design thinking”
Original Style Tile Showroom
2 Apple Lane
Exeter
Devon
EX2 5GL
01392 446300
www.originalstyle.com

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