Emilia recently transformed her water closet using our Smooth Sloane Square Metro Tiles! We liked it so much, we asked to interview her about the project…
How would you describe your room before you decorated it, and what made you decide to decorate?
We moved into our house in September, originally there was no downstairs WC so we stole some space from the hall to include one. We definitely don’t regret it!
What inspired the look you went for in the room?
Early on I found a beautiful copper coloured sink and knew I wanted it to be the focus of the room. The rest of the design was really about complementing that key piece but also maintaining interest as for a downstairs WC it’s actually pretty large.
What drew you to the tiles you chose?
I ordered many metro tile samples from Walls and Floors to compare with the sink and for a long time we were going to go with the Covent Garden pink coloured tiles. Eventually though I thought the grey would stand the test of time and also compliment other elements in the room. The dark colour allows the matte black fittings to merge into the space.
Did you do the tiling work yourself, or did you hire a tiler?
We worked with a tiler who was brilliant and made sure all the tile edges were pristine. I think this really adds to the final look of the room.
What part of the project did you find the most challenging?
Apart from reworking all the plumbing I think being brave enough to use multiple striking elements such as the grey tiles, black fittings and copper sink in one space was most challenging. As much as I had planned the space I didn’t really know how it would all look together until it was complete. Thankfully I think the boldness paid off!
Have you had any compliments on your project, from your family and friends?
I used the WC redesign as a platform to launch my new interiors blog designbymils.com and so far I’ve had some really good feedback. It’s very exciting!
After this project, do you have any more decorating projects lined up around the house?
When we began our renovation works I don’t think we could ever have imagined where it would lead. We have ended up totally gutting the house (while still living here) and the next long awaited project is the kitchen. I’m hoping the pink covent garden tiles can make an appearance in here instead.
What would you say to people who are thinking about buying tiles from Walls and Floors?
If you’re planning any kind of revamp using tiles, getting samples before making any purchase is probably the most important thing. Walls and Floors make this so easy with their super accessible website and great customer service team. I will definitely be using them again!
Order a refundable sample tile here: Smooth Sloane Square Metro Tiles