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A home-grown renovation project…

So far it’s been a year of new beginnings. I’ve recently joined the lovely team here at Harvey Maria which is extremely exciting, as there is lots to do and lots of fabulous new projects to talk about – please watch this space :)

I have also left my beloved Brighton & moved to the country with my boyfriend and 2 small children. We have many projects – which we seem to enjoy starting all at once – but our most pressing is to create a garden guest bedroom out of what was once the potting shed. We knew that we wanted the room to be cosy, and like the rest of the house, reflect its immediate surroundings – we are nestled within the South Downs – so we find ourselves constantly inspired and influenced by organic colours and rustic texture.

Our first difficult decision was to choose the right type of flooring, as currently we’ve just got a rather dirty concrete floor. Our instinct was wood planks, but everything we looked at came up too thick and would make shutting the door impossible. It was also important to choose a floor that is sustainable and has a low environmental impact – both inside and out. The floor also needs to be warm, stand up to muddy boots and most importantly look natural – phew!

Taking a look at Harvey Maria’s Natural Plank designs was the obvious choice. They’ve been beautifully crafted to look and feel like real wood. The embossed ‘natural wood’ texture follows the grain, but these planks are only 2.5mm thick. We chose Tawn for laid-back vibes – take a look at the range here.

We’re now in the process of prepping the concrete floor and deciding on walls – bare brick or tongue & groove? Will keep you posted…


Blooming Lovely

Spring has officially arrived! Which means more sunshine, daffodils and green fields – and that’s why we are celebrating our Cath Kidston Rose Sprig tile in this month’s Floors For Thought.


Available in white and blue, this floral tile epitomises all things country. With floral sprigs and a palette of pale greens, blues and pinks, this tile would brighten up any home.

In light of the new sunny weather, we are championing all things outdoors! Think long walks in the bluebell woods, pottering in the garden, and weeding that neglected flowerbed by the back door!

So why not grab your wellies and gardening gloves and make the most of this sunny weather by sprucing up the garden? And while you’re at it, why not declutter the house? Recycle those old newspapers, add a lick of paint to the kitchen and use our Cath Kidston Rose Sprig Tile to add a bit of colour, it’s guaranteed to put you in a good mood!