With a penchant for salvage and reclaimation, Retrouvius has saved significant items of design from silk screens, to train car, to entire façades. On a smaller scale fabrics and materials such as leather, marble, and stone have been rehomed in the most stylish of ways.
As for interior design the same adoration and respect for repurposed materials shows in each project. With only a few spaces completed each year, we’ve chosen just those that feature our favourite – tiles.
1) Buckinghamshire Farmhouse
Reconfiguring an awkward layout and adding light and space, this family house is given a refreshed look with deep colours and bird motifs. Handmade tiles feature decorate the kitchen and fireplace with fabulous textures reflecting light and creating character.
2) Hampstead Home
Rearranging a bunch of bedsits into a unique space with a range of distinct personalities, Retrouvius utilised various materials from bookmatched marble to repurposed mirrors. But the star of the show is the colourful blue and green bathroom with decorative Iznik tile decor.
3) The George in Rye
Local to us Tile Addicts, The George in Rye’s fabulous bar space is given a gorgeous touch of detail with tiles in blues, greens, and earthy shades adding delightful decor on the floors and walls.
4) Floating Home
This floating lakeside Cotswolds home has tiles aplenty in varied styles. The kitchen is heavily clas in reclaimed wood, with a tiled backsplash matching the look. Grey squares and patterns divide the shower whilst a gorgeous green decorates the fireplace.
5) Paris Apartment
This sensitively decorated apartment in Marais makes use of original and reclaimed features as well as a wonderful tile patchwork that acts as a backsplash in the kitchen.
A new post by Hanna Simpson, Diary of a Tile Addict, February 2022.