Original Style was selected by Red Productions, the company behind ITV’s three-part series Love Life to supply all of the tiling products featured in the series, which aired in March 2012. Staring Rob James-Collier, Andrea Lowe, and Alexander Armstrong, Love Life is billed as a tender and funny story about grown-ups who refuse to grow up.
Original Style’s tiles, display stands and marketing material were chosen as the back drop to the Knutsford-based tile retailer Tile Your Life, which was featured in all three episodes. An actual kitchen and bathroom retailer was transformed into an interior designer’s paradise specifically for the series.
A number of different patterns from the Odyssey range of 151 by 151mm decorative tiles featured in the specially created bathroom displays and as bespoke wall panels installed in the bathroom of the main character’s residence.
Other Original Style products chosen included mosaics, field tiles and mouldings from the Artworks range. Also seen were natural stone from the Earthworks collection and striking glass tiles from the Glassworks range.
David Butterworth, Production Designer at Red Productions commented: “We undertook considerable research into the style of tiles which would be best suited to the characters and their upmarket surroundings and Original Style was the ideal match for us. The Odyssey collection, with its blend of Moorish inspired designs enabled us to seamlessly create the Artisan environment we looked to achieve”.
For the tiling afficionado, Love Life also features Morpheus glass panels and specially commissioned pieces.
This article first appeared in Tile & Stone Journal, April 2012.