Give your home contemporary kerb appeal with architectural green tiling
Give your home contemporary kerb appeal with architectural green tiling. Plus, our pick of the best tiles to help you get the look
Decorative and hardwearing, glossy exterior tiling is a historic look that’s gaining new fans. The façade of this north London home, created by designer Emma Louise Payne in collaboration with Simon Astridge Studio, was inspired by the glazed tiles adorning the nearby Tufnell Park tube station, dating back to 1907. The long, rectangular shape of Payne’s tiles may be familiar, but her use of colour is what impresses. She produced 17 glazes in different shades of green that mimic light falling through the trees. Each tile is fired to a high temperature to make it robust and frost-proof, before being handcut and glazed in Payne’s Oxfordshire studio. From £600 per square metre (emmalouise payne.com; simonastridge.com).
1 ‘Terra Firma’ glazed brick tile, £4.70 each, Balineum ( balineum.co.uk) 2 ‘Confiserie Jade Chevron Mosaic’ tile, £79.87 per square metre, Claybrook (claybrookstudio.co.uk) 3 ‘ Kimono B’ tile in ‘Bottle Green/pure White’, £133 per square metre, Marrakech Design (marrakechdesign.se) 4 ‘Lattice Dot’ tile from the ‘Haveli’ collection by Neisha Crosland, £582 per square metre, De Ferranti (deferranti.com) 5 ‘Link’ tile by Gemma Fabbri, £165 per square metre, Workhouse (workhouse.co.uk) 6 ‘Lava’ tile ( left), £564 per square metre; ‘Clay’ tile (right), £328 per square metre, both File Under Pop (fileunderpop.com) 7 ‘Kaza Liquid Form’ tile, from £502.50 per square metre, Domus (domustiles.co.uk) 8 ‘Pools’ tile in ‘Olive’ by Johnson Tiles, £74.59 per square metre, Material Lab (material-lab.co.uk) 9 ‘Cindered Olive’ tile, £1.07 each, Clé (cletile.com) 10 ‘Green Split Shift One’ tile by Darkroom, £5.88 each, Bert & May ( bertandmay.com)