Kitesgrove X Bert & May @ Casa La Siesta
Kitesgrove X Bert & May @ Casa La Siesta

By Victoria Smith

Sep 16, 2022

As you may have already seen, we recently joined forces with London-based interior design practice Kitesgrove to create Irregular, a capsule collection of contemporary tiles featuring abstract designs in our soft signature colourways.

 

 

While working on the collection, it became clear that our brands were a great fit, and we were inspired to take our collaboration further, this time teaming up to curate and redesign a room at Casa La Siesta, the boutique hotel in southern Spain where the Bert & May story began.

 

 

Taking our newest design to the place where Bert & May was started almost ten years ago was a special process, and the resulting space is one that doesn’t just look beautiful but is also full of meaning.

Key changes included the addition of a garnet accent colour – picked out from the original reclaimed tile floor, which has remained – both on woodwork and as a linear contrast wall line, as well as the addition of Kitesgrove X Bert & May Quad tiles in the bathroom, and updated lighting and furniture throughout.

 

 

“Overall, we wanted to retain the calm, inviting and characterful feel that Casa La Siesta has whilst layering and introducing more contemporary and sculptural pieces to successfully sit alongside the more rustic features of the room,” says Katie Lion, Senior Interior Designer at Kitesgrove. “The hotel is set in the beautiful Spanish countryside in thoughtfully maintained grounds, so we wanted to echo natural materials, form and colours within the room”.

 

 

Ruth Webber, Bert & May’s Creative Director, comments, “Whilst the room was given an update, the fabrication and look and feel remain the same. The Kitesgrove tiles feature in the bathroom and give an understated modern twist, paired with original raw terracotta zellige tiles and Samuel Heath brassware, and the reclaimed wooden plinths and plastered walls give it that relaxed Casa feel we all love”.

 

Design Details

Katie from Kitesgrove explains what they used - and why...

 

Bathroom

As well Kitesgrove X Bert & May Quad tiles on the walls in both the bathroom and shower space, key changes here included:

Bedroom

The bedroom’s original reclaimed floor remained, complemented by new additions including a wonderfully tactile crochet pendant which hangs from the striking vaulted ceiling. New key furniture pieces bring everything together in perfect harmony…   

Shop the Irregular collection here.

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