Eat Green, Live green

January, 2020

Over the last few years, January seems to have been transformed from the dark, cold month we’d rather forget… into a month of experimentation, optimism, environmental activism and health awareness. Illustrating this is ‘Veganuary’ being bigger than ever in 2020 (hello KFC Vegan burger!), together with record numbers us ditching the booze for Dry January.

If you’ve been wandering along St Leonards Road recently – maybe while doing your ‘Couch to 5K’ challenge – you will have seen our inspirational Green board in the window.  We believe that you don’t need to keep all the green on your plate this month, you can unleash it within your home décor too.

Our mood board contains Ca-Pietra Jungle Porcelain tiles which can put beautiful hexagonal green leaf patterns onto bathroom walls or floors.  Also featured is the Neisha Crosland Jigsaw patterned geometric design which blends into both Victorian and modern environments just as comfortably.

If you venture inside our showroom we’ll show you the subtlety of the Original Style Living greens too… we actually can’t think of a wall that they wouldn’t look great on.

Green and wood are a match made in heaven.  As well as wooden flooring looking stunning, did you know that it absorbs moisture from the air and later release it back when conditions are drier. In this way, wooden floors contribute to maintaining a comfortable indoor environment.

All our wooden floors are ethically sourced with appropriate forest certification (including FSC and PEFC). It’s crucial to us that we encourage sustainable reforestation so that we can keep Europe’s forests growing – interesting fact: did you know that in Europe, forests are growing by an average of 6,000 km2 per year?

Turn your home green!

Neisha Crosland: who she is and why she’s fantastic…

May, 2019

Shapes inspired by nature, oversized graphics, geometric repeating patterns and vibrant colour combinations… these have become the trademarks of this award-winning British designer.

Neisha’s background

Neisha Crosland studied textile design at Camberwell College of Arts, followed by a MA at the Royal College of Art.  She picked up her first commission, designing wallpaper, from her graduation show in the 1980s – the wallpaper collection became a best-seller.  In 1994 she started her own textile company designing scarves and accessories.  She soon expanded into designing fabric, wallpaper, rugs, tiles, fine china, stationery and more.

Recognition

Her body of work has propelled her to the forefront of UK design, and in 2006 she was honoured with the title Royal Designer for Industry (RDI).  Some of her early original wallpaper designs are so highly esteemed that they are now held in the V&A’s archives.

Neisha’s papers and fabrics have adorned many elegant interiors such as Annabel’s nightclub, Claridges and the Dorchester Hotel.

Your chance to have her designs

Now you have the chance to get some of Neisha’s designs in your own environment via her tile collaboration with Ca’Pietra.  Come to the MC2 showroom and see the beautiful display stand we have depicting these amazing tiles suitable for walls and floors.

These tile designs offer a beautiful, yet practical, choice for any home or commercial space.