Fabric and wallpaper designer Neisha Crosland has always had an eye for pattern. Transforming her gift onto textiles and wall coverings allowed others to enjoy her keen sense of style – to simply marvel at her creations or to be lucky enough to incorporate them into their own homes.
When finding inspiration for her house Crosland met with luxury surface specialist Alvaro de Ferranti. His showroom revealed a host of treasures, filled with stone and tile of all kinds and all designs. Polished, painted, patterned, and piled high, oozing with inspiration.
The Haveli range came about shortly after this meeting, after a sparked imagination moved into ceramics. Using a similar style as her previous geometric fabric designs and with thoughts of Navaho decoration recently sourced from the showroom visit, the lines, dots, and colour all came together to create this exciting tile selection.
The name ‘Haveli’ came from a trip to India (where Haveli refers to a mansion) as Crosland found similarities in the patterns on the shutters of the buildings. There are a total of six designs in the collection, and there is a range of colours available. Predominantly warm, earthy shades are used and the distressed finish gives the tiles the illusion of age. These hand-made and hand-painted tiles have a look of both the traditional and the modern, adding something extremely special to both types of interiors.
In a recent collaboration with Fired Earth, she has developed three geometric designs each with two colour options. Cross Stitch, Turret, and Matchsticks are each so named for the inspiration behind the designs, and the colours range from softer shades to dark blacks and lively blues.
A new post by Hanna Simpson, Diary of a Tile Addict, August 2019.