I recently came across Made a Mano, a unique company who produce a fantastic range of domestic ceramics using unusual materials such as lava stone that makes for a resilient and refined finish.
What I love most about their work are their ceramic tiles, which in many of their projects are used for amazing floor designs. Their projects are an inspiration – but also a reminder that the floor is not a part of the room to be forgotten in the course of design, even if it is hidden beneath our feet! Here are some examples of some inspiring floor treatments.
Cristilli tiles by Made a Mano, made from smooth lava stone and terracotta. I love the Herringbone layout that Made a Mano have chosen to do on this project.
Made a Mano have used some of their more traditional tiles to decorate this gorgeous household step.
Here, Made a Mano have used their extremely resilient tiles to decorate both the floor and the walls with the same tile design.
I have seen some fantastic rugs recently, especially from The Rug Company. This example is called ‘spectrum’.
Climbing leopard by Diane von Furstenberg, from The Rug Company
Cowhide flower rug by The Rug Company
Farrow and Ball have recently showcased some of their floor paints with some innovative faux stair runner and rug designs.
Alternative flooring has some great stair runner designs, especially their ‘inspiration’ range where they let you design your own. Here are a few examples.
So tread carefully and keep a look out for what you are stepping on.