31 Jan 2013

( A Great Look With Delft Tiles )

I first came across Dutch Delft Tiles whilst freelancing at a design company called Central Design Studio, working on an amazing restaurant called Union Jacks, Winchester, UK, owned by Jamie Oliver.

Hand painted Delft Tiles have been popular since the Sixteenth Century, and many of the designs offered today have changed little since then! Delftware, or Delft pottery, denotes blue and white pottery made in and around Delft in the Netherlands.

I just love this image above of an old dairy work room which shows Delft Tiles used to depict a classic dairy farming scene. Back in the 16th and 17th Century Delft tiles where used a lot in this format, to create beautiful hand painted scenes, often using the countryside as a main subject matter. 
Today these beautiful hand painted blue and white tiles are still used in a tradition way, such as country kitchens, bakery shops and fireplace surrounds. 
I personally would love to see more of these tiles used in a more contemporary surrounding to bring them into the 21st Century. I love how they have been used as a headboard in the first image... what a great idea :)

I have put together a 'Delft Look' Board, to show how to create a look for your kitchen. I have mixed the tiles with some traditional elements and relatively contemporary pieces to show you how great these can work with different design elements and materials. 

Products by: 123456Cushion (below).
Colour Palette by Me (Stuart Wilson)

A great Delft style cushion or two, would look great in a very clean-lined contemporary space. You can get these from House of Leisure.
First three images via: 1. 2. 3. 4.


  1. Agreed! These tiles are beautiful, I just love that first kitchen!

  2. Hey mate. Loving this post. I used these tiles on an interior design job I did a few weeks ago. I'm so glad that you are on the same page as me. Lets get the Delft style into the 21st Century. Great blog by the way. I really love the weekly colour palettes. You are followed by all the designers in our NY studio.

  3. your first picture is at 1st position. Delft tiles are always looking beautiful. I think your this room would be a bunchmark for your friends and your family members. Because its looking unique.

  4. Nice post.I like the way you start and then conclude your thoughts. Thanks for this information .I really appreciate your work, keep it up

  5. This looks beautiful. Love it! Nice share!

  6. Perfect spots for Garden Stools! They all are fabulous! Wish I had a bath large enough to squeeze one in.

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