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Rose des Vents Blue in Yorkshire Post

Nice Scandi-style makeover article in the Yorkshire Post featuring Rose des Vents Blue Floor Tiles under a roll top bath

Created On  7 Mar 2017 9:55  -  Permalink
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Rosemary Floor Tiles in Apartment Therapy

Thanks to Apartment Therapy & Rhubarb & Wren for their great bathroom makeover articles featuring our wonderful Rosemary Floor Tiles

Created On  27 Jan 2017 12:11  -  Permalink
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Finca Style

Here at Zazous we're big fans of Spain and all things Spanish. A direct consequence of centuries of Moorish rule in Spain is the huge amount and varying styles of ceramic tile that adorn even the humblest farmhouse or finca. These patterns have been the inspiration of some of our biggest sellers.

Spanish TileSpanish tile

all tiles reminiscent of our own Casablanca Grey vinyl floor tiles. Cool colours creating a calm environment. The perfect retreat from the harsh mediterranean sun.

Spanish FireplaceSpanish Floor Tiles

Of course the nights can be chilly and the winters can get very cold so the warm earth colours of terracotta will reflect that firelight and create perfect coziness.

spanish contemporarySpanish Tiles

Time doesn't stand still. Old designs will find new life in new settings. Timeless patterns and even reclaimed tiles in modern contexts will demonstrate the inherent versatility of spanish patterns and produce a great result.

But what is quintessential and everlasting in ceramic is colour. The Moorish legacy in Spain is dazzling , vibrant and seemingly eternal, as seen here at The Alhambra in Granada - Five hundred years old and counting...

Created On  12 Sep 2016 15:08  -  Permalink
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Blue. The Cool Hue

To go along with our recent blog post featuring grey coloured products, here’s another selection of items in that other perennially popular hue, blue! Many of our most popular products are clearly bound for the watery rooms in the home – the kitchen and bathroom. Blue floors and furnishings are clean, cool and calming and make great accents or a great backdrop for white goods and loos!

Among our blue flooring options is Rose des Vents in Blue, one of our long running vinyl floor tiles from France. They’re easy to install, great retro fun and hard wearing - something to consider when moving around in the fridge/sink/hob triangle. Pictured here as well is its turquoise companion, Bali, another popular design.

Among our more recent discoveries, Ronda Blue is sheet vinyl flooring with both a modern & mid-century feel. Ronda Blue also has the same hard wearing attributes as our tiles and is flying off the roll!

Extremely fashionable right now are the Xavier Pauchard French café chairs. We have many colours available and they look particularly good in Baby Blue & Teal. A few of these will add considerable sophistication to your breakfasting experience.

For the full blue experience we offer a number of bespoke wallpaper murals. Thanks to advances in digital printing these are now well within the reach of even the most modest pockets. We can offer standard sizes or we can custom size them to fit any wall. The impact is huge and the value impressive. Shown here are Welcome to Las Vegas and Blue Poppy

So there’s just a taste of what we can do in blue. Once again, Zazous have found great products with great value. It’s our thing.

Created On  26 May 2016 13:22  -  Permalink
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Grey is the Colour

Grey seems to be the colour of the moment (or is that decade?). Everywhere you turn you’ll find it and it’s not hard to see why. Grey is cool, grey is versatile and grey is the perfect background for practically any other colour. 

It’s no accident that we have a large number of items in our range that are grey and bringing some of them together here will give you a good starting point when embarking on your redecoration.

Our best-selling item ever is our Casablanca Grey floor tiles. Vinyl floor tiles are easy to lay, versatile and fantastic value. Exclusive to Zazous we have sold thousands of square metres so far and will always be ordering more.

A recent addition to our range is our sheet vinyl flooring. Several designs feature grey prominently including Ronda Grey, Stripes muted & Cubes Black. Once again they are among the more popular of our flooring options and are a good value solution in any situation

We started out with Wall Stickers and among the strong sellers eight years down the line are Leafy Trees, Urban Forest & Floating Dandelions. Grey is still the most popular colour option - it goes with almost anything and wall stickers are still the quickest, easiest and best value way to transform a room.

Our Eames style chairs will be familiar to anyone who’s even glanced in an interiors magazine. They’re everywhere! Until recently you’ll have generally seen them in white but we have tracked them down in multiple colours and we now have all the designs available in two shades of grey. Eames chairs timeless design in a colour that seems to never go out of style!

Once again, that’s the great thing about grey – it shows no sign of going out of style and makes a great backdrop to practically any other colour. Take advantage of our great value and high quality for a scheme that will run and run.

Created On  13 May 2016 14:25  -  Permalink
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Make A Great First Impression: Hallways That Make You Go WOW

Usually the last room in the house to get a makeover, it's often a sadly neglected space. Admittedly its not somewhere where we tend to spend a lot of our downtime. However, it is the first room that people see when step over the threshold and enter your home. And first impressions count. The good news is that it doesn't have to cost a fortune to refurbish. After all, you don't need to buy expensive sofas or beds to furnish it. All it needs is good surfaces and some decorative features that catch the eye and it will be love at first sight when your guests arrive.

Let's start with the flooring.

Entrance hall and living room in Victorian house

If you're lucky enough to have an old Victorian or Edwardian house you may still have the original tiles hiding underneath that tired carpet. If so you've hit the jackpot! A patterned tile creates instant drama to this trickiest of rooms. All you need to do is give them a good clean and you will have a fabulous floor that will provide instant character to your grand entrance.

It is possible to lay your own tiled floor if you don't have one already in place. Ebay is a great source for reclaimed tiles or look for a local salvage yard as that should save you a lot on delivery and you can check the quality yourself.

Oasis Cement Tiles by Maria Starling

For new tiles there are lots of options. Encaustic cement tiles come in many wonderful designs. How about a modern twist on the traditional designs? Maria Starling designs wonderful tiles like the Oasis pattern shown here.

Spain and Morocco are great sources for encaustic tiles. Dark, rich colours with bold patterns will add a real impact.

Cuenca Cement Tiles Handmade in Spain

Beautiful and hard wearing as they are, Encaustic tiles are not cheap. For a more affordable solution that creates a similar effect there are vinyl floor tiles with wonderful designs.

The Casablanca in warm grey tones or Rose Des Vents in blue or red are affordable vinyl floor tiles that would offer a fresh and inviting welcome to any home.

Casablanca Grey Vinyl Flooring

Rose Des Vents (Blue) Vinyl Flooring

Moving on to the walls...

<b>Sian Elin Riad Wallpaper</b>

The hallway is the perfect room in the house for bold designs. It is a room that you pass through so you want to create an instant impact but you don't need to worry about finding it overwhelming as its unlikely you will be relaxing in the space for hours at a time.

A bold wallpaper such as this one called Riad by Sian Elin would make a dramatic statement, it could also work well below a dado rail with a simple white or grey paint scheme above the dado and lots of pictures.

The hallway is an excellent space to create your own art gallery for family pictures, prints and postcards.

This hallway shows how effective white walls can be with a stylish and dramatic pendant light. Add an oversized decorative vase, a beautiful plant or a designer chair to add a focal point and it will spring to life.

Most importantly, remember to have fun with design in this area. It could be a great space to experiment with typography. Why not announce your welcome in huge lettering or count the way up the stairs?


Created On  8 Mar 2016 11:33  -  Permalink
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