Journal

We are often told how much you love our chalky colours! We love them too and so we are excited to launch our collection of 48 earth inspired paints and share with you, the story behind our colour obsession.  We are magpies for the beautiful and colourful and it is in our searches for reclaimed pieces, that this love for colour and particularly muted tones, originates. Coupled with our passion for raw materials, our collection of handmade tiles, basins and now paint...
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  What makes our flooring so special? Wood is a huge part of our aesthetic, we love reclaimed timber, the warmth, the knots of the wood, how it has aged and weathered over time. The different finishes and the natural variations add to the charm and it’s uniqueness. And whilst we all know you also love this look we are frequently asked about the practicalities of reclaimed flooring, the million dollar question is what really is reclaimed engineered?  We thought...
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The modern bathroom has become more than a space for morning preparation and evening cleansing. It can magically transform into a quiet haven for some, a utopian escape at the end of the day; and for others holds nostalgic memories of bath time with the kids. Designing this space can be daunting, the pressure lies in the  perfect balance between a beautiful design and adhering to practical needs such as durability and easy to clean surfaces.  Frequently used, the bathroom...
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Our Bert & May story, aesthetic and DNA comes from a journal of reclaimed finds, discovered and reinvented to give the effortless look you see in our material today. The passion behind the brand is driven by a desire to help create fantastic spaces, which people love to look at but most importantly enjoy living in. Reclaimed materials are a key part of that toolkit. Wood is a huge part of our aesthetic, we love reclaimed timber, the warmth, the knots...
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We’ve got a new star of the show. It's not just the white boots that are proving popular but the gorgeous faded navy blue colour too. The new Midnight Blue Luna has such an understated finish with our faded and washed out aesthetic.   The new Midnight Blue Luna tile has such an interesting look. It feels like an old and worn pair of denim jeans. It evokes a relaxed easy lived in feel and it's anything but polished or perfect....
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In our journal we talk about our love of pastels and how pinks have become an interior staple, we chat about how to make pastels work in your home and share how our new creative ideas come life. Our love of soft muted colours stems from our love of the raw material and passion for using natural pigments. Our aesthetic and the look we feel our customers are after is not one where everything has to match perfectly, but to...
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  If you follow us on instagram you may have spotted one of our recent kitchen projects. The owners of this kitchen have been a dream client, they themselves have a passion for interior design and work in the industry so we have taken this as a huge compliment that they have chosen Bert & May with our unique and distinctive style and design expertise to complete their kitchen project. We absolutely loved how Emma (the owner) has taken on...
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The Story A little while ago we started talking to Anthropologie. Even before the conversations started we knew we would get along. Whilst Anthropologie may have shops across the globe and we maybe small by comparison the feeling behind both brands couldn’t be closer, as are our loyal customers. And we are really proud to be working with such a great brand. "Bert & May are one of the most exciting interiors brands today, with their work genuinely straddling the...
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We are so excited to be collaborating with vintage lighting experts skinflint. We will be hosting a pop up showcasing skinflint’s excellent selection of reclaimed and heritage lights in both of our London showrooms from next week. Skinflint source and restore reclaimed lighting found throughout Europe and further afield. They share our passion for salvage and industrial design so a collaboration with them made complete sense. A few months ago we got chatting with skinflint and we instantly had a...
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We’re feeling a little star struck. Please welcome Luna dusk and Luna night sky to the Bert & May family. Stars are here for keeps, they started trending some years ago now and they are still with us. There’s an elegance and playfulness that you can’t help but love in the star pattern. And we all share that fondness. We love our Pradena tile and were so inspired by some amazing client installations we decided to expand our collection of constellation...
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