Well, as you may recall, I’ve been working with Original Style to create a whole new look for the outside of my home. And let me tell you, my neighbours are taking notice! Ha! We’ve had at least 5 different ones say how much they love them with one even coming out to our tiler whilst he was doing the work, shaking his head and remarking with a smile, “Ahh… they’re showing up the neighbourhood…” ;)

Original Style Victorian Floor Tiles in Black and White - Swoon Worthy

Catch up here:  Intro to the Project and Before Pictures / Deciding on a Tile Pattern Design / Work Begins


The tiles are looking amazing. They aren’t 100% complete just yet but I’m hoping to do a full reveal post pretty soon once it’s completed and the space is dressed and spruced all up! After the ORC, I need to let my bank balance breathe a little bit (#keepingitreal) before I can start really spending money on things like paint, plant pots and plants but I have every intention of making it look worthy of it’s beautiful new patio area. So please stay tuned for that – it’s coming!

In the meantime, I thought I’d share how some of the work went down. Paul and his assistant Matt from Alberti Pavimenti in Disbury laid those gorgeous tiles from Original Style based upon the original design we’d agreed upon.

Original Style Alberti Pavimenti Victorian Floor Tiles

We made a few little changes to it as we went, showing the design really is quite flexible, which you’ll see but the design really came to life in front of my eyes over the course of a couple of weeks.

Original Style Victorian Floor Tiles in Black and White - Swoon Worthy

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Of course, Meisha was out there every day to inspect the work – I think the guys were a bit taken with her naturally so they didn’t seem to mind her getting under their feet! And if they did, they certainly didn’t show it despite my constant nagging at her to leave them be! She’s a stubborn one.



Every single tile in the pattern is individual placed – it’s crazy how intricate this all is and the level of skill required to get it looking perfect.

Original Style Victorian Floor Tiles in Black and White - Swoon Worthy

Every evening when he got home from work after the tilers had left, Wayne would jokingly stand above them saying, ‘There’s gotta be a mistake in here somewhere…’ But happily, they’ve done a perfect job!

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While something like this would be a rather pricey investment in your home, you really need to consider the value it contributes – not just on curb appeal either. I have no doubt this tile will be a selling point when we do eventually decide to move on and I’m excited that we will get to enjoy it in the meantime.

Stay tuned for the full reveal coming soon! What do you think of the progress so far?



Disclaimer: *Please note that Original Style does not supply directly to the public but works with carefully selected and incredibly talented retailers to bring the same kind of personal service that I’ve received straight to you locally. To find your nearest retailer, please visit Original Style.  

I am working with Original Style on this latest project but as always, all words and opinions are completely my own. Thank you for supporting the businesses that allow me to bring you new content here on Swoon Worthy. That said, I only work with companies I really like and think you might like too!


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