Amanda recently used our Scintilla Tiles to create a striking, eye-catching splashback in her kitchen! Having spotted it on her fab Instagram account, The Girl With the Navy Kitchen, we asked her for an interview…
How would you describe your room before you decorated it, and what made you decide to decorate?
The house originally had a 1930’s galley kitchen which was far too small for us so I moved the kitchen into the dining room and took the wall down between the dining room and the kitchen to create an open plan space.
What inspired the look you went for in the room?
Originally I had planned to have a grey kitchen, but my daughter talked me into a navy one. I was very unsure to start with but after searching Pinterest I felt the navy with copper handles and a solid wood floor was a wining combination.
What drew you to the tiles you chose?
With white walls and such a dark kitchen, I needed something spectacular in terms of tiles. I had seen the Scintilla tiles on Instagram and knew instantly they would be perfect for my kitchen splash back.
Did you do the tiling work yourself, or did you hire a tiler?
We hired a tiler to do the work as I always think you should leave skilled jobs to the tradesmen.
What part of the project did you find the most challenging?
Re positioning the kitchen turned out to be a much bigger job than anticipated. We had to get all services, water supply, electrics, waste and drainage to the dining room (and onto a party wall) which meant digging up the garden! Always have a contingency fund would be my advice.
Have you had any compliments on your project?
Oh yes! Most people are completely blown away when they see the change. Its amazing what can be achieved without an extension, just knocking down walls and moving areas around can create so much more space.
After this project, do you have any more decorating projects lined up around the house?
The house has undergone a total renovation, new electrics, new plumbing, new bathroom and bifolds. All the walls were taken back to brick and replastered along with all new ceilings. The kitchen was the last of the internal renovation and the next project will be the garden, I already have my eyes on some exterior tiles from Walls and Floors!
What would you say to people who are thinking of buying from Walls and Floors?
I would highly recommend Walls and Floors to anyone looking to purchase tiles. From my initial sample request to placing my order I always found them to be extremely helpful with my queries. They also delivered my tiles on the agreed date with no hassle – this is a godsend when you have a tiler booked. I look forward to ordering from them again in the near future.
To order a sample tile of our Scintilla Tiles, click here.