Elegance and Sustainability

Serene In Green: TREND Mosaics Raise The Bar

15th century kitchens weren’t the light, bright spaces that we tend to think of today. Usually ‘below stairs’, often to be found in basements, they were dark and somewhat unwelcoming spaces more akin to workshops than entertainment areas. Bringing one into the 21st century and making it part of a modern home demanded some bold decisions.

This was the challenge facing TREND’s clients when they moved into their new home – a country estate in Nottinghamshire. Faced with a featureless 75sq ft sub-basement room, they wanted to transform it into a fun, opulent and creative entertainment space.

Used to living in more contemporary surroundings, they decided to bring the room to life by injecting strong colour accents and bold, ‘statement’ design features. Having worked with TREND before, they knew how effective glass mosaics could be.

Photography: Two Bears Studio

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Settling on Bottle Greens and Golds, they had an overall vision of a bar and social space and left the final interpretation to TREND to work our magic.

TREND’s Emerald Mix was chosen for its vibrant green shades and gold accents, adding real depth and interest to the feature Bar. Made up from a combination Vitreo (opaque), Brillante (sparkling), Shining (iridescent), Feel (textured) and Aureo (24-carat gold) tesserae, the design creates a subtle background of varying shades and textures that capture and play with the light from every angle. Mosaics also allow the surface to curve around the contours of the bar with ease.

The design is also repeated around the mirror frames, extending the effect around the room. Supported by a rich leaf-pattern wallpaper, swirl-design seating fabric and gold bolster cushions, the overall effect creates a verdant interior landscape that balances relaxation with a latent energy.

Comprised of up to 78% post-consumer recycled glass, TREND tesserae take the ‘green’ theme beyond mere colour into the use of responsibly produced eco-friendly materials.

For TREND, Emerald Mix was a natural choice for the project and one that achieved the desired effect perfectly. “The project was a fun space to work on. The biggest problem we faced was not the installation itself but cutting through 900mm thick walls”.

Photography: Two Bears Studio