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Blink London kitchen redesign project: patterned floor tiles

Hope you enjoyed our kitchen redesign catch up earlier. Now we move on from the plywood to the next design decision that tortured us for several sleepless nights… what to do with the floor.

The house is Victorian, and yet nothing in the redesign reflected that. In fact one of the original features in the building that I love the most are the stunning encaustic tiles in the hallway. I toyed with the idea of sourcing some tiles to match those in the hallway but this just felt a bit forced, as well as a bit incongruous in the rather minimalist new kitchen scheme.

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Victorian monochrome pathway tiles, spotted in Notting Hill

The solution finally came to me as I walked through Notting Hill one afternoon. This is a classic Victorian pathway design that can be seen in most London Victorian or Edwardian neighbourhoods. I decided that this was the perfect reference point for me. It’s authentic to the period yet modern, minimalist, patterned, clean and bold. Yay! After some serious time trawling tile shops I came across these guys on Target Tiles. Not only seriously stylish but also on budget.

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Monochrome patterned floor tiles from Target Tiles

They absolutely make the kitchen as far as I am concerned. I love, love, love the finished effect- especially with my neon pink, pimped Ikea step stool! I hope you’re enjoying these kitchen redesign posts. To see more form our lifestyle coverage, just click here.

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