Valentine’s Day marked 4 years since we moved into our forever home. Little did we realise when we picked up the keys just how much work was waiting for us. Or how much we’d want to place our own stamp on it. Progress felt slow last year and we didn’t tick many projects off a never-ending to-do list. I’m approaching 2018 though with renewed vigour and realising that outsourcing is key to getting the work done. I’m quite focused on our hallway at the moment and with the announcement that La Maison Bahya is launching in the UK, the hunt for the perfect floor tiles is on!
Currently our hallway floor is laminate which is what we inherited. It’s perfectly fine and of course very practical, especially for the world’s muddiest pooch. We’ve talked about running parquet in the hallway and through into the living room to improve the flow but of course we changed our minds. Now I think we’re both set on tiles for the hall floor and I’m totally jealous of all the beautiful images that I stumble across on Instagram.
That said, there is so much similarity out there. This is me, I always want something different that I haven’t seen a million times before. La Maison Bahya is a custom handmade cement tile company based in Paris and may well be the answer to my prayers. So what makes them really stand out from the crowd?
One of the elements that appeals to me is the bespoke, tailor-made capabilities. Since all the tiles are handmade by artisans at workshops in Morocco (even just that thought makes me so happy!), the design possibilities are almost endless. They offer a core collection of twenty original patterns. These are then able to be produced in any one of seventy two Bahya shades, hence the customisable element. My maths isn’t good enough to work out how many potential design options that yields, but it’s a serious amount. Imagine having something in your home created with such love and attention to detail.
I’ll leave it to the brand itself to sum up why I love what they do and see if you can decide what your favourite print is?
La Maison BAHYA pays close attention to maintaining the heritage of a centuries-old hand-crafted tradition, whilst establishing itself in the modern day. Classical inspiration, modern influences, in order to dress urban apartments, but also country houses, shops, hotels and restaurants … Invited into every room of the house, Bahya cement tiles can be laid on the floor, on the wall, on a large surface, but also as a frieze, or as a map, for different effects.
This is not a sponsored or collaborative post, just highlighting a brand I discovered and love the ethos behind. All images kindly supplied by La Maison Bahya. Prices start from £200 per square metre.