Journal

  At Bert & May we love every single colour in our palette, but, every once in a while, we allow ourselves a little bit of bias towards a favourite – and our current obsession is with our BLUES. We will take any; lake, navy, sea, azure… all of them provide serene and calming tones that we adore, and we think our most recent photoshoot perfectly brings this to life.    Photographer Ben Anders & Stylist Marianne Cotterill   The...
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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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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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  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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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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At Bert & May we love patterns and we love drawing inspiration from them. And the abstract geometric designs of the Asquith and the Santona are two of our favourites – capturing the timeless appeal of smooth lines and sophisticated patterns to produce a modern and elegant look. These designs were reinterpreted and curated with the Sofa.com x Bert & May collaboration last summer to create a beautiful capsule fabric collection. The collaboration features these two design and is in...
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We are finally welcoming warmer climes, brighter skies and longer days. It’s making me think about spending time outdoors. Decorating and creating an outdoor space has become just as important as redecorating your lounge. And what I love about the outside world is that you have a ready made canvas just waiting to be painted. The changing skies, the green foliage and maybe a brickwall and wooden fencing translates beautifully with the Bert & May aesthetic. The raw natural pigments...
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