Bert & May’s Colourful Encaustic Tiles


I’ve featured The Conran Shop’s windows displays several times over the years. From shed chic and beach hut brights to colourful Christmas their visual team always knock it outta the park when it comes to creating a display that, quite literally, stops you in your tracks. Yet their summer season windows were the result of a creative collaboration with Bert & May, a reclaimed tile and materials company based in London. Their encaustic tiles are hand-poured in Andalusia in Spain and were the catalyst for the quintessentially Mediterranean blue and white palette used in the window display schemes. In fact, I loved the tiles so much that I laid them in my own colourful cottage kitchen – click here for a sneak peek! I’m loving how they bring a Mediterranean-meets-colourful country look to the space; expect to see the full tour of the kitchen on the blog soon. If you’re looking to invite a classic blue and white decorating palette into your home then trying creating visual interest by marrying graphic, geometric patterns with solids. Here a solid injection of azure blue makes a focal point from an existing architectural detail – the fireplace, while patterned tiles anchor the table and chairs into the space. What inspires you about this window display and colour palette?

// Photography by The Conran Shop


  • Reply Susan September 5, 2014 at 9:07 am

    These are incredible! Can’t get over how amazing the colour and patterns are!

    • Reply Will @ Bright.Bazaar September 5, 2014 at 9:10 am

      @Susan – Right? I so excited when I discovered them at the start of the summer because they couldn’t be more Bright.Bazaar! πŸ™‚

  • Reply RJ September 5, 2014 at 9:09 am

    Encaustic tiles are new to me but I’m so pleased you introduced them – bookmarking for future projects!

    • Reply Will @ Bright.Bazaar September 5, 2014 at 9:11 am

      @RJ – My pleasure! These are good guys to have on your radar; their London warehouse is well worth a visit, too.

  • Reply Anya September 5, 2014 at 2:15 pm

    Looks so nice – happy weekend Will, hope you’re well and happy. See you soon,

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  • Reply Nicole September 6, 2014 at 12:31 pm

    Will, these are lovely. They are brightening up a grey and cloudy day here in Cape Town, South Africa. Thanks for sharing.


    • Reply Will @ Bright.Bazaar September 6, 2014 at 12:40 pm

      @Nicole – Thank you for reading! I’m pleased you found it inspiring and fingers crossed for some sunshine in your corner of the world soon!

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