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Summer Loving – Our five favourite outdoor living spaces

Are you looking for some outdoor living inspiration? Here are five of our favourite outdoor spaces this summer…

1. Courtyard Oasis

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We are loving these Italian inspired patio courtyards, the perfect sanctuary to relax in, read a book, catch up with friends and family over a glass of wine and of course satisfy all your al fresco dining needs. This a great way to convert a small outside space into your own courtyard oasis and by adding flowers, plants and trees create a little slice of heaven in your urban outdoors. At Tile Studio Esher we have a huge range of Victorian ceramic tiles that can be used outdoors to recreate this stylish look.

2. Rustic Beauty

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On the theme of outdoor dining, how amazing is this boho inspired patio and outdoor dining space. Stone effect porcelain tiles are perfect for outdoor use as they are engineered to be frost and water resistant and can be laid directly onto grass, sand or gravel with no adhesive or grout required. By pairing light coloured floor tiles with restored wood furniture and lighting, recreating this rustic outdoor patio is simple. Pop into one of our shops to see our fabulous range of outdoor stone effect tiles. Photo credit

3. Marshmallow Dreams

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There is nothing better than toasting marshmallows on the fire, and where better to do it than in the comfort of your own back garden. Fire pits are so hot right now, and this inspiration just shows that even in the smallest of gardens, you can create a cosy outdoor snug and enjoy the beautiful summer evenings all night long. Converting a hard to maintain lawn into a tiled patio could be a great way to recreate this look, and we think both light and dark coloured tiles would look fabulous. Our Sideways porcelain tiles come in a range of colours and finishes to provide outdoor flooring that is both stylish and durable. Photo credit

4. Pool Party

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We are totally obsessed with this outdoor pool side patio area, created using concrete effect porcelain tiles for a clean and modern look, perfect for your summer pool parties! Doesn’t the light coloured concrete-effect tiles look dreamy with the white sunbeds? Minimalist heaven! Porcelain is moisture and slip-resistant so the perfect pool side flooring. We have the best-selling range of porcelain from Italy and Spain, specifically suited to pools – come in and take a look. Photo credit

5. Pergola Paradise

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There’s something quite magical about sitting under a pergola covered in fairy lights. They can instantly convert your patio into a tranquil paradise and create the perfect ambience for your BBQ, fire pit, outdoor dining or lounging area. We love the use of stone effect porcelain tiles for this type of patio, providing the elegance and feel of natural stone with the practicality of porcelain. Pop in to take a look and speak to one of our team. Photo credit

If you have any questions or would like to see samples of some of our tiles please do not hesitate to get in touch. Our highly-experienced team are here to give you expert advice, on both practical and design side of things.

Esher: 020 8741 2452    |    Esher: 01372 466 318    |    email [email protected]

Music this week comes from Allman Brown, sit in the garden, close your eyes and enjoy the British summer, “Sweetest Thing”:

Allman Brown “Sweetest Thing”

Now pass me my book and a glass of wine while I continue to day dream about these beautiful outdoor spaces!

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