For those who fear pattern, bold tiles can seem like too much of a commitment. After all, we’re talking about permanent patterns on your floors or walls, if not forever, for a good few years! But if you do manage to experiment beyond wooden floors or plain ceramic tiles you could be pleasantly surprised. Just ask Steve Cordony, leading Australian interior stylist and the designer behind Labyrinth, a new range of monochromatic marble, mosaic tiles. We think they’re absolutely stunning!
“I recommend using tiles on either the floor or wall rather than both if you’re a little hesitant to play with bold patterns,” says Steve. “The colour palette of this collection is grey, black and white so they are so easy to pare back with plain ceramic tiles, marble and even wallpaper and painted walls for powder rooms or laundries.”
Created in collaboration with Di Lorenzo, Labyrinth encompasses five designs, with three available in two colour variations. Inspired by travel and fashion, Steve’s trips abroad have been the basis for the graphic details and lineal patterns. “I am constantly observing shapes and patterns around me,” explains Steve. “Whether I am working on one of my many projects or travelling. Everything from a window grate in India to an iron lantern in South Africa has shaped the collection.”
Alongside bold patterns, texture takes centre stage through three contrasting marbles: Carrara from the Tuscan coast quarried in the high mountains; Thassos, from a Greek island by the same name in the Northern Aegean Sea; and Nero Marquina.
Perfect for floors and walls in bathrooms, laundry areas, powder rooms and kitchen splashbacks, Steve already plans to use three in his own renovation: “I am steering towards Gravity in black and white for the kitchen splashback, Channel for the master bath and Oblique in grey/white for the mud room. It’s like choosing between my (non-existent) children!”
Labyrinth by Steve Cordony is available from all Di Lorenzo showrooms in NSW and national stockists around Australia.