Into the Blue with Bert & May
You might know Bert & May for their beautiful handmade and reclaimed tiles? Or you might know them for their collection of stunning wood floors? But, a little bird tells me that they are launching a range of limewash paints this Autumn at Decorex.
And isn’t it just stunning? I love its non-uniform, painterly appearance. Indicative of foreign holidays and warmer climes. I’d be happy to wake up to the is bathroom any time. It seems to me to be the perfect accompaniment to the companies’ tiles and floors.
Limewash is a simple type of matt paint made from lime and water, with or without additives. Colours are obtained using alkali-resistant (“lime-fast”) pigments, particularly metal oxides from natural earths. For this reason it’s perfect for old buildings, as it has the advantage of being considerably more “breathable” than most modern paints. It can also consolidate different surfaces with a uniform synthetic coating as in these images. The same paint has been used across walls, fireplace and cupboard giving a really cohesive feel to the room.
This example is actually ‘navy’ and I can’t wait to see the rest of the shades.
Paint in Navy, 5 litres from £69.50, Glazed Green Alalpardo Tiles £9 per tile, Glazed Green Duchamp Tiles £9 per tile, all from Bert & May.
The Frost Fair of the Winter of 1683-4 on the Thames, with Old London Bridge in the Distance C.1685 by English £269.99 from www.Art.co.uk
The Dinky Bird by Maxfield Parrish £304.99 from www.Art.co.uk
Zuzunaga Route Home towel in Blue & Black from £39 www.Zuzunaga.com
Malin + Goetz Tobacco candle £37 www.Liberty.co.uk
Perricone MD, Cold Plasma Body £79.50 and Citrus Facial Wash £35 www.perriconemd.co.uk