Tuesday, 11 August 2015

Le Mur Finium

It is exciting to see natural materials being used creatively in interior design. Le Mur Finium are a Canadian company that have brought eco friendly prefinished hardwood panels now to the UK market.

There has been a great surge in demand for natural finished looking materials for wall surfaces. The rise of decorative stone and faux brick has become increasingly popular as consumers move away from more traditional wallcoverings
Le Mur Finium are not a particularly young company, they have been going strong in the North American market since 1999. However this is their first foray into the UK through the helm of established wall supplier Designer Walls.

While the eco stats mount up nicely-  low value reclaimed wood, water base glues, ultraviolet light cured  - it is really the design possibilities that are endless.

With so many different woods and shades, it really is a versatile product.

It is lightweight and easy to install so requires no particular skill other than competent joiner. Check their Youtube

 In the home it can used to create a fabulous effect behind a bed, look smart in alcoves, be used on one wall for feature effect, or even on the ceiling in a loft conversion.

The commercial applications are many. Communal entrances, feature walls in reception areas. Used to surround an elevator shaft it makes a functional requirement into a design feature.

Instead of whitewashed walls or lacklustre wallpaper, a hardwood wall has something very appealing and tactile in a restaurant area adding warmth to an interior scheme. The panels are quite resistant to scratches so very good also to use as a decorative base in a bar area perhaps.

As shown in the example images here, the wood looks fabulous with clever lighting highlighting the textures and colour of the oiled wood panels.

There is no reason why a combination of materials can not be used. Woods, brick, steel, ceramics all work comfortably together.

To find out more about this highly versatile product contact the UK agent here 

Related article Designer Walls

Monday, 10 August 2015

80 Market Street

So what is 80 Market Street all about?
By its own admission it is a destination. 
This fabulous historical building, Jessie's Yard  sets the scene. It has warmth, it has character, it even had horses in the yard running to help RNLI in the past to move the boats. Jim the Artist said 80  was one of the more picturesque buildings in Hoylake. A short walk and you are on the beach.

80 Market Street is a business project supported by Gary Walmsley and Ally MacDermot, 2 interior creatives with decades of experience in everything interior design. 

The European design influence is something we love at 80. 
Ally has a fondness for all things Memphis design, Gary loves Italian style.

There is an emphasis on bathroom products and designer wall panels. In fact much of what is written within these blog pages will be available through 80 Market Street. High quality engineered showers and taps, funky radiators, faux brick and slate wall panels, hardwood walls, waterproof walls - and a lot more.

While 80 is on a main shopping street, they are well capable of supplying within the contract and commercial markets in bulk.

80 Market Street brings you the best in interior trends, the best news from Italy designer shows , the best interior black book ever. 

Thursday, 16 July 2015


Creating your dream bathroom could not be made easier thanks to Versital. If you are tired of tiles and  white shower trays, then a fully finished wetroom style could be the solution.

Versital's range of stone resin shower trays, and complementary shower panels are available in 90 colour options that include granite and marble styles.

The anti slip shower trays are available in sizes up to 1700 x 760, as well as bespoke options.  They are manufactured to suit most waste sets and shower screens.

The shower and wall panels are 100% waterproof, butt jointed and siliconed to the wall surface, meaning no requirement for grouting which requires maintenance to keep its appearance.
These panels can be used within the shower enclosure space as well as around sinks and baths to give a more finished look. Panels are ordered to your size spec so easy to install.

Vanity tops are manufactured up to 3000mm long and easily cut with ordinary woodworking tools. While basin options are also available, the tops can be manufactured to fit your own preferred basin.

To finish the look there are a range of other items. Skirting, plinths, dados, corner trims, and soap/ shampoo holders are  available.

Versital surfaces are easy to keep clean, waterproof and resistant to scuffmarks. This makes them ideal also for commercial/ high traffic areas. Versital has other commercial applications other than bathrooms. See their website for more detail.

And if 90 colour finishes is not enough, the surfaces can be made up in solid colours according to RAL colour palette.

For more information contact Gemma , and don't forget to tell her you where you heard about them!

Wednesday, 24 June 2015

Bathroom Furniture

Who says bathroom furniture has to be white?
Burgbad 1

Burgbad 2


Burgbad 4



Fiora 3