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Design Focus

The shape of things

At Marlborough, we believe that when it comes to beautiful interiors, it’s all in the details. Today we are sharing some intriguing shapes to inspire your next project.

Hexagon tiles

Hexagons are certainly having a moment when it comes to interior design, but they’re also a timeless geometric shape.

In our Latitude collection, you’ll discover hexagons in a host of gorgeous blues, greens and greys which coordinate beautifully with wooden flooring. Choose a single shade for a colour block effect, or a mix for a more creative composition.

Don’t feel you have to use hexagons throughout a room - they’re stunning in a small panel or on a feature wall. Thanks to their size, our Latitude hexagon tiles work well with tiles in other shapes - try them alongside bricks to create impact.

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Latitude Hexagons in Shannon, Dogger and Hebrides


Scallop tiles

Scallops have a pretty delicacy about them and create an elegant pattern made up of looping, soft curves. A panel of scallop shapes has a real ‘wow’ factor, lending character and creativity to a space.

Our Soho collection includes scallops in stunning, rich glaze colours, and is made using cobalt and copper oxides - drawing on a history of Victorian tiles - to add layers of depth and interest.

Scallops can be laid with the curve uppermost in the pattern for an art deco effect, or facing downward for a ‘fish scale’ pattern. Alternatively, try a playful and creative Arabesque pattern, like the one shown below.

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SoAdventurine Scallops; SoSaphire Scallops; SoAspen leaf Scallops in an unusual Arabesque layout. All from our Soho collection.


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We know that there is a lot to consider when it comes to planning a project. Our design team is on hand to help - whether you need advice on tile shape, colour scheme, or the number of tiles to order - we pride ourselves on going out of our way to help. Simply get in touch.

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