Meet The Designer
Tamara Bradford

What is your background?  

I am a qualified Interior & Building Designer 

What made you want to get into interior design? 

From a very young age I loved drawing, and this was something I did with my dad. Over my schooling this developed into an interest in designing residential homes. From there I always had a passion for built forms as well as interior of spaces. 

What do you love about your job? 

I love being able to create different looks. Every client has a unique design style, so it is a lot of fun being able to bring their visions to life. The best part is seeing the excitement and smile on clients’ faces when they see their selections all come together.  

What tile designs really get your heart racing? 

I have always been drawn to Hamptons, Coastal & Industrial styles. 

Tell us about your favourite selection? (Did it surprise you? Was it bold? What did it include?) 

My favourite would be a Hamptons style selection. Some clients recently selected a very dark, hybrid floor. They used the same flooring on their stairs with painted risers. They went for simple white subway tiles but in a smaller size. White subway tiles for wet area walls with Carrara floors & features. It was gorgeous 

What product trends are you seeing when it comes to tile and flooring? 

Wool and textured carpet; light timber flooring especially. More hybrid floors and large format tiles that look like polished concrete floors are on the rise. 

What colour trends are you seeing when it comes to tile and flooring? 

Grey is extremely popular. Grey is more versatile when it comes to adding in colour & timber finishes. Some people see grey as “cold” but always remember there are warm greys so you can still get the look your after while bringing warmth into the space. Another common trend currently with tiles is keeping floor and wall tiles the same and letting your fixtures & fittings be the feature. 

If you could makeover your own kitchen, what would it look like? 

My ideal kitchen would be either a large black or light grey island bench with Hamptons style cabinetry/joinery. I would love white cupboards along the back (bottom and overheads), a white stone benchtop with a simply white subway splashback or a Carrara stone mosaic splashback.