English style: décor with porcelain stoneware

March 20, 2022

Stile inglese: come arredare con il gres porcellanato

By Sara Costi

Sophisticated and classy, with a timeless elegance for a charming look throughout the home. Interior design offers a variety of takes on English style, which is right back in fashion.

English style homes have a distinctive architecture: simple and linear, with a brick finish and large, low windows. Pitched roofs are a common feature, along with small terraces and gardens.

Ledley King House, Hertfordshire (GB) - Studio Bibliotheque

English style interiors feature white ceilings, with borders or stucco work, or open beams. The furnishings and accessories boast elaborate inlay work and graceful, curved legs. Classic materials include wrought iron, copper or bronze, as well as fine woods, ceramics and velvet and silk fabrics. Essential elements solid wood furnishings, display cabinets for china, wallpaper with country patterns or broad vertical stripes, patterned fabrics and antiques.

Other hallmark elements of English style include velvet curtains, wood panelling, elaborate lamps, decorative cushions and hand-embroidered tablecloths. English homes often feature a reading room, with a large window, shelves and bookcases brimming with books, soft leather armchairs and a fireplace.

Neutral colour schemes team beige, cream, dove grey and pastels with vibrant silver and gold tones, or with deep purple, bordeaux and shades of green.

Flooring and Covering: Onice Avorio
Flooring: Marte Nero Acapulco

From country cottages to luxury historical residences, English style can be either classic - with large leather armchairs, the typical floral wallpaper and fireplaces and lots of furniture - or modern, featuring just a few striking elements. The country chic look shapes warm, relaxing settings.

Flooring and Covering: Onice Avorio
Flooring: Geowood Koa

One of the best choices for giving floors and walls a warm, inviting English style are wood-effect porcelain stoneware tiles. Rare, fine-quality varieties from all over the world team the supremely natural appearance of wood, with its gnarls and warm colours, with the resistance typical of porcelain stoneware.

Flooring: Planks Bruno

Elegant and sophisticated, with decorations that add a particular charm, geometric tiles, especially in black and white, are often used to create an English décor style, especially on the floors of the entrance, kitchen or bathroom.

Opus Cementina Multi Grigia Mix

Also typical of English style are brick-effect tiles , such as Casalgrande Padana’s Brickworks Nuances, Brickworks Muretto and Brickworks Petra, in a single 8.2x25 cm size. Colour variations and vibrant light effects characterise the Nuances collection. The eight rich, modern colours (from saturated shades of green and blue to neutral black and white) come in two contrasting surface finishes: a satin version that reflects no light, and a bright, polished version.

With imperfect veining effects and soft earthy and sandy shades, the modern design of the Muretto and Petra collections mimic the colours and textures of stone, bringing a uniquely classy look to living spaces.

These collections offer multiple laying options: horizontal staggered brickwork patterns, vertical, diagonal or geometric patterns with overlapping joints, mixed or herringbone patterns. This makes Casalgrande Padana Brickworks coverings ideal for tiling bathroom or kitchen walls, embellishing a fireplace, a niche in the wall or the backdrop of a bookcase.

Beautiful and durable, marble-effect porcelain stoneware tiles are an elegant, sophisticated choice to create an English-style look throughout the home. With streaks in different colours and shimmering reflections, Casalgrande Padana’s marble-effect porcelain stoneware has all the timeless charm of nature’s finest marble.

Flooring and Covering: Terrazzo Grey

Casalgrande Padana porcelain stoneware is safe, because it contains no chemical waterproofing agents, varnishes or resins. It is eco-friendly, completely recyclable, non-absorbent and fire-resistant. In the event of fire, it does not emit toxic substances; it is non-allergenic, antibacterial (thanks to the exclusive Bios Antibacterial® treatment that can be applied on request), easy to lay and to clean.

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