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You may have heard of Sterlingham, the towel rail manufacturer. We are working with Sterlingham to bring out a new collection of Marble rung towel warmers, you’ll find it at their stall in Decorex 2019. 

We’ve worked with Sterlingham for many years and perhaps know everything there is to know about their towel warmers. The Stourton, Enville, Park Lane and Tura are classic enough to be used in any bathroom. 

Sterlingham recently released their new coding system for Towel Warmers, which uses the first 4 letters of the Towel Warmer name and the number of rails, along with the configuration type. Don’t worry we’ll talk you through a couple examples below. 

So lets say you want a Stourton Towel Warmer with 3 rails, electric in a polished chrome finish well that would be known as STOU-3-E-CP if you wanted the same Stourton Towel Rails but in a hot water model it would be STOU-3-H-CP. Lets increase the rails, if we wanted a Stourton Towel Warmer with 4 or 5 rails in electric then it would be STOU-4-E-CP or STOU-5-E-CP.

Same goes for Park Lane, i’ll list out a few below with the descriptions next to them. 

PARK-3-E-CP – Sterlingham Park Lane, 3 Rail, Electric, Polished Chrome finish

PARK-4-E-NP – Sterlingham Park Lane, 4 Rail, Electric, Polished Nickel finish

PARK-5-E-UB – Sterlingham Park Lane, 5 Rail, Electric, Un-lacquered Polished Brass finish

PARK-3-H-CP – Sterlingham Park Lane, 3 Rail, Hot Water, Polished Chrome finish

PARK-4-H-NP – Sterlingham Park Lane, 4 Rail, Hot Water, Polished Nickel finish

PARK-5-H-UB – Sterlingham Park Lane, 5 Rail, Hot Water, Un-lacquered Polished Brass finish

I’ll do the same for the Sterlingham Tura Towel Warmer below also. 

TURA -3-E-CP – Sterlingham Tura, 3 Rail, Electric, Polished Chrome finish

TURA-4-E-NP – Sterlingham Tura, 4 Rail, Electric, Polished Nickel finish

TURA-5-E-UB – Sterlingham Tura, 5 Rail, Electric, Un-lacquered Polished Brass finish

TURA-3-H-CP – Sterlingham Tura, 3 Rail, Hot Water, Polished Chrome finish

TURA-4-H-NP – Sterlingham Tura, 4 Rail, Hot Water, Polished Nickel finish

TURA-5-H-UB – Sterlingham Tura, 5 Rail, Hot Water, Un-lacquered Polished Brass finish

Last one is the Sterlingham Enville Towel Warmer.

ENVI-3-E-CP – Sterlingham Enville, 3 Rail, Electric, Polished Chrome finish

ENVI-4-E-NP – Sterlingham Enville, 4 Rail, Electric, Polished Nickel finish

ENVI-5-E-UB – Sterlingham Enville, 5 Rail, Electric, Un-lacquered Polished Brass finish

ENVI-3-H-CP – Sterlingham Enville, 3 Rail, Hot Water, Polished Chrome finish

ENVI-4-H-NP – Sterlingham Enville, 4 Rail, Hot Water, Polished Nickel finish

ENVI-5-H-UB – Sterlingham Enville, 5 Rail, Hot Water, Un-lacquered Polished Brass finish

You can purchase your Sterlingham Towel Warmers and products through us, we’ll make sure all the codes and dimensions and finishes are correct. Get in touch now – contact@opusbathrooms.co.uk

Looking for feature wall and floor ideas? We’ve looked through and curated the best, that’ll give your bedroom or living room the feature wall and floor it deserves. Living room feature walls and floors have become so important much of the living room is designed around the feature. Bedrooms again have slowly built up the trend of using tiles and mosaics to create feature walls, floors and foyers. 

First feature floors we’d love to introduce you to, which looks great as a bedroom or living room feature wall also is the Triagolo 02. These tiles are a perfect match for heels, using inlays of Brass and Terrazzo stone you’ll find your guests (or yourself) can’ stop looking at these tiles. The Brushed Brass can be kept looking sharp or clean or generate an aged patina in use to age along with all the other brass hardware in the room, its your choice.

The patterns are really something to behold and the Gold Brass aesthetics with the Terrazzo stone really makes it a strong feature bedroom floor or feature living room wall.

Secondly let me introduce you to this lovely lady and the Rio Petite tiles she stands on, we’ve included this to show you sometimes a feature wall is actually a floor, think hotel halls and foyers. We love how soft these colours are and the beautiful pattern which make for a soft and light feature living room wall (floor) without tiring from it. 

Okay, let me take you back to traditional, with a luxury twist of course. The serenity feature living room wall standing over a fire place is made of marble with inlays of Brass, we said luxury twist didn’t we. The Brass can be finished in many different metal finishes, creating a truly unique and jaw dropping feature wall for any living room. 

Hello again lovely lady. Complimenting this beautiful lady is the Zurich Petite mosaic feature living room wall. We love this image as it shows how strong but also complimenting the right feature wall can be to the home and all around. Almost like a beautiful painting this luxury living room feature wall includes Brass inlays and marble stone, creating a feature which will last life times and looking as new as the day it was installed. 

Geo Petite is another feature wall which is composed of luxury materials, although this time it uses gold glass also! Using Terrazzo stone, Gold Glass and Brass, Geo Petite makes a feature wall which you can’t take your eyes off. Again great for bedroom feature walls or floors and living room feature walls or foyer feature floors, these luxury mosaics are so versatile and show stopping they can be used almost anywhere and have a strong effect. Available in a range of different coloured Terrazzo stones, Geo Petite has a version for any home. 

Feature walls and floors are so important to the design of every home today. Let us know which was your favourite?

With over 10 years experience in Interior Design, Rebecca Jansma Principle of Space Grace and Style (SGS) is known for effortlessly combining crisp, clean architecture with thoughtful, detailed and tightly resolved interior solutions. We’ve been following her work for a while and have had the honour to interview her, getting an insight into her creative process, SGS studio and pro tips for interior design students.

What is the first thing you do after receiving the brief for a new design project?

The first point for us is to start by examining the spatial planning, along with materials. The two go hand in hand for us, and often one informs the other. There must be a junction of form and function – the basis of all design.

What key pieces of advice were you given at the start of your career?

This is my third career (I know!!) and I’m like a rock that’s gathered lots of lovely moss… I have learnings from the scientific field as well as management and they have all been invaluable in this line of work. Design is a dark combination of science and art; a place where the left and right sides of the brain collide. My most favourite piece of advice was – make sure you have a back up plan as you’ll never make a living from design! I’m so bloody-minded and persistent that I henceforth set out to prove that person wrong! To this day there is no back up plan…

What is your most favourite part of Interior Design? And most disliked?

My favourite part of the design process is when a client signs off on the final design. Given that the development can take months of work, this is always a joyful moment – for the client as much as us I’m certain. It represents the culmination of so much thought, consideration and discussion in the studio – no detail is overlooked, and the midnight awakenings with design solutions all seem worthwhile after that. We want happy clients who are going to love their spaces for many, many years. The most disliked aspect is discussions over money and budget. Most often there IS a budget, and sometimes the budget doesn’t align with the vision or the client’s expectation. So that’s a very important aspect of what we do – ensuring the expectations are realistic moving forward with the design process and managing the outcomes so that us as designers; the trades and also the client are all satisfied with the outcome.

Where is your favourite place to stay and what do you do there?

My favourite place to stay is Cradle Mountain Lodge in Tasmania’s wilderness. I love the untamed nature on the West Coast of Tasmania and visit at least once every couple of years. I’ve travelled all over the world and wild places are my favourite. At Cradle Mountain Lodge you find the perfect combination of beautiful architecture, great food and wine and bushwalking through some iconic World Heritage listed landscapes.

How do you find products to use in your work? Do you have a favourite magazine / social platform you use? How about your favourite website?

We have our favourite suppliers of course but are always uncovering new products and Australia is a hot bed of great innovative design. I mainly read two design magazines – World of Interiors, and Architectural Digest. Occasionally I’ll dip into others, but the opulence and diversity of both the publications cover most of my design crushes. I love Instagram for quick fixes of beauty, and hope it doesn’t change too much as it evolves. The other guilty obsession is 1stdibs… I can spend hours dreaming and scheming from that website.

What inspires your interior design process?

Often the client inspires the design; or even a piece of art, a rug or story. It’s important for a space to have relevance to the client, so we do try to make it personal. I think as a designer you pick up a lot of non-verbal cues as part of the consultation process and these undoubtedly inform the final design – much of it is subconscious. I’m always inspired by nature and her combinations of colour and material… I couldn’t imagine a more generous muse.

What are people living with now or wanting in their home that wasn’t around five years ago? How are your clients’ lifestyles evolving and how are you serving that?

There is an increasing sense of nurturing within our own homes, and a sense that your home is your haven. People are increasingly time poor, and I feel that a reaction to that is to create a mini escape in your own home. In that sense we have seen a rise in the more spa-like bathrooms – rooms that are more decorative than before, and layered with luxury, from the use of beautiful stones, tiles and mosaics to even installing beautiful floaty linen sheers in a bathroom for 100% relaxation whilst bathing. 

What advice do you have for Interior Design students reading this interview?

My advice is to figure out your specific flair. We all have an area that really resonates, and your work will always feel easier in that field. Work to your strengths and create a niche area of expertise. Be tenacious and a perfectionist. There is no room for average design.

What are you most proud of so far?

I’m very proud of my longevity in this business. It’s competitive, but it’s also a profession where you improve with experience. We have recently completed a full renovation of a magnificent Victorian home in East Melbourne. The scope of work was vast, and no surface was left untouched. The results are beautiful; the clients are delighted and so are we!

So, what’s next?

More of the same… Every new project is full of possibility and we are constantly sourcing new product and material to add to our library for incorporation into the next project.

Looking for luxury bathroom tile ideas? Bathrooms tiles were all about function in the past, choosing tiles that will protect the floor, wall, bath and shower area. Now a days they play a huge part (if not the biggest part) in the overall feel and design of the bathroom. We know there are loads of luxury bathroom tile ideas out there and that’s why we’ve made it easy for you going through and curating the best 5 we feel deserve your time. 

Colour, colour, colour (and pattern too) the Confectionary luxury bathroom tiles are made by Mosaique Surface, a well known hand maker for luxury bathroom tiles, and the Confectionary is no exception. Made using natural marble stone – Stratus Pink (polished), Nero Panthera (polished), Bardiglio Medium (polished), Giallo Reale (polished), Bianca Carrera (polished), Oxford Beige (polished), Rosso Verona (polished) and Timber Brown (polished). These natural stones come together to make beautifully coloured and patterned bathroom tiles, suitable to be used as bathroom tile walls, shower tiles and bathroom floor tiles. 

Magnolia Buds, this we knew was a luxury bathroom tile at first sight and had to be in the list of best luxury bathroom tiles no matter what. Using mixed materials of Brass and Marble, the mosaic is able to create a luxury tile flower theme in the bathroom. Using Brass as the curvaceous stems of the flower buds really pushes the metal craftsmanship and design to a whole new level in tiles and mosaics.

The Moderna is a modern take on a classic timeless design. You can never go wrong with black and white, the simple pattern keep the tiles fresh and fun. It reminds us of Vogue and London when things were edgy but not trying to be, they just were; back in the days of e-type jaguars and classics we know today. 

It doesn’t end there, the Moderna is made using mother of pearl sea shell and marble to get the beautiful contrast right. The luxury materials don’t just make for these tiles a talking point (or a competition in luxury bathroom tile ideas) but composed together create a deep and harmonious contrast other materials just couldn’t replicate.

Welcome back Terrazzo, we’ve welcomed back the beautiful Terrazzo material and SOLO 5 tiles shows us just how beautiful the material is. SOLO 5 uses a simple design, showing off the material. Great for bathroom floor tiles as the material is so hardwearing and easy to clean. The best feature of this luxury bathroom tile – its available in 6 different Terrazzo colours. 

SOLO 6 tile was another which deserved its place at the luxury bathroom tile ideas table for one simple reason. Mosaique Surface, the manufacturer of SOLO 6, has embraced the philosophy of creativity. In there own words they say “Choose your favourite stone. Create your very own pattern. Personalise your space. Go Solo. The possibilities are endless…” offering limitless design capabilities to interior designers and private home renovators to create truly unique luxury bathroom tiles. 

There are a lot of luxury bathroom tiles and mosaics to choose from. Make sure you speak with your installers to make sure they’re confident with installation. Choose wisely, they may look expensive but a good tile / mosaic will last a lifetime and look as new as the day it was first installed or age along with the bathroom developing its own patina along with the other brassware in the bathroom.

These luxury kitchen splashback ideas introduce colour, pattern and luxurious materials to make a kitchen splashback everything it should be.

Your photo albums are probably already full of nice kitchen splashback ideas – there are thousands to choose from, but we’ve looked through them all to find those kitchen splashback ideas that won’t just be practical but also a feast for the eyes. We’ve searched from marble to glass tiles and mosaics and everything in-between and collated the most luxurious tiles (possibly ever!)

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First to kick off the most luxurious kitchen splashback ideas is this beautiful mosaic called Stella by Mosaique Surface. Now our avid readers will know we’re huge fans of Mosaique Surface not just for there luxurious aesthetics and the fact they could possibly produce the best mosaics in the world but because of there range and ambition to push the boundaries of tiles and mosaics further every time, and Stella is no exception.

Stella tiles use Brass inlays with mixed materials of Marble and Terrazzo in two standard colour-ways but available in thousands of custom options making each mosaic seriously unique. The best option though is the availability of different metal finishes – I mean seriously if this isn’t luxurious tiles, then i don’t know what is. Easy to clean and able to be used on floors and walls, these tiles are a serious contender for kitchen splashbacks and feature walls.

It’s 2019 and we’ve opened our hearts back up to Terrazzo, introducing the Dimensione kitchen splashback idea. Using honed Terrazzo, polished Marble and Brushed Brass these tiles create a beautifully modern kitchen splashback with a simple pattern and slight hints of metal – perfectly catching and directing the eyes. 

“walk through the Garden District on a Sunday afternoon and savour some of worlds best-preserved historic mansions. All beautifully adorned with a multitude of flowers and gardens, enough to beautify any home, old or new” Is what Mosaique Surface say about there luxurious tiles – the Hydrangea used in this kitchen splashback

Josephine Tiles are my personal favourite, i find the black and white reminds me of a classic London feel whist the design and style just feels so luxury but not over the top, shouting in your face. These designer tiles are the perfect addition to any kitchen splashback, wall or floor. 

This is a bold statement, but of all the kitchen splashback ideas, this could possibly be the most luxurious. Using mirrored stainless steel with Calacatta Ora marble, is a standout from any of kitchen splashback available. We all know how good a mirrored kitchen splashback is and how good a marble kitchen splashback is, but what about when you combine the two? – The best of both worlds – marble and mirror! And metal!! 

Theres a lot of kitchen splashback ideas out there, make sure you choose one that will protect the wall and be aesthetically pleasing for years to come. It’s a big choice and it can change the whole feel of the kitchen. A good kitchen splashback can even become a kitchen feature wall and remember its something you’ll possibly be looking at for years to come.