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Here is a selection of new interior shots I art directed and styled for Domus Tiles with Domus’ in-house interior designer Jess Piddock. If you don’t know Domus already, it’s a tile and engineered flooring supplier based in London which sells some very interesting designs and styles. They have three London showrooms – in Battersea, Clerkenwell and W1, featuring room sets and displays all designed by Jess. It’s a must-see type of place if you’re looking for tile or flooring design inspiration. The tiles we photographed are all from a Domus range called New Terracotta which is a glazed ceramic collection, handmade in Portugal. The selection of colours is truly beautiful, ranging from soft subtle tones to rich deep shades. There are a number of interesting shapes and glazes across the collection, such as vintage metallics and the ‘Oxide Explosion’ glaze (which you can see here in the blue fish scale and teal hexagon).

Petroleum Oxide fish scale tiles
Left: Bronze T-drop tiles / Right: Mystery Teal Explosion Hexa tiles

The New Terracotta philosophy places an emphasis on handmade production which means no two tiles are ever the same. The traditional techniques they use to make the tiles results in a beautiful tactile quality to the finish and shape – subtle shade variations, irregular edges and small imperfections are all part of the design. We actually photographed the ‘Mystery Teal Explosion’ hexagon shapes tile below a while back, and the shot proved so popular it was featured on Apartment Therapy as part of tile trends story. Following on from the success of that image we decided to photograph other shapes and colours. The blue fish scale tile has since been featured in Domus’ advertising campaign. The best place to see the collection is in Domus’ Battersea showroom where there are room sets and displays showing the gorgeous tiles. It’s well worth a visit to see them properly, they’re even more beautiful in real life…

Forest green Tria tiles
Left: Matte white Trap tiles / Right: Matte grey square tiles
Left: Pink diamond Losa tiles / Right: Raw bisque brick tiles

All tiles from Domus.

You can see further examples of my work at www.tamsinbrookesmith.com.

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