Interior Trend: Mixed Materials

Blending Materials

We’ve seen hints of the mixed material trend in interior design becoming apparent over the past year, with designs being led by mixing and matching materials and textures. The use of bold materials such as metals and woods is not a new interior trend, but we now see these materials being merged together to create impactful and personal spaces in both residential and commercial settings. This sophisticated design trend can be created using a range of high quality materials, including wood, marble, metal, glass and concrete to name a few.


Cararra WorktopsFully integrate the mixed material trend into your interior design by setting off your colourful or plain-finish cabinets, with the beautifully crafted Minerva Cararra White Worktop (562.69.598). The unique charm of this surface works well in contemporary and traditional settings, as well as all of this season top colour trends, including serene shades of blue, millennial pink and earthy hues. View here.


Butchers BlockGo further by blending the Apollo Timber Butchers Block (564.11.098) – This merges design and functionality flawlessly and works seamlessly with marbles or metals to create a statement on an island unit. Order now.





Accuride 0116The Accuride 0116 Sliding Track System can attach alternative worktops together to create a varied look that is eye catching and practical. View here.



Apollo Worktop FinishesFor a more understated finish, opt for an elegant contrast between worktop and cabinetry. The Apollo Timber Worktop comes in a variety of different finishes, from Black Oak (564.11.332) to Sapele (564.11.312), or dare for a full Copper worktop (564.12.081) to add a luxurious, warm atmosphere. Using metal can be a great option for families who are looking for high design, but don’t want to compromise on hygiene.

Creating a Statement

The mixed materials design trend isn’t restricted to the kitchen, it can easily be spread throughout the living space by creating statements and adding accent features.

The EKU Frontino 20 FS Flush Sliding Door system (406.02.070) offers an alternative storage unit for the living area – combine with dark wooden chairs or coffee tables to contrast materials in the same family. Find out more.



Luxe Porcelain WashbasinCreate an eclectic look with the Luxe Porcelain Bathroom Washbasin (588.66.000) with it’s chic, contemporary and stylish design. This stunning washbasin offers a great level of versatility and can be showcased against a range of materials, such as dark wood, marble or black gloss Order now



vintage washbasin

Create a personal space that harmonises vintage style with contemporary functionality with the Vintage Porcelain Bathroom Washbasin (588.66.020), offering an interesting addition against a glass splashback or complementing either gold or neutral tones. View here.




Marden sinkCreate a sleek finish with the Häfele Marden Sink (567.73.540). The concrete grey finish creates an illusion of real concrete, providing a striking finish against a metal finish worktop. Shop now.



Lighting can be a simple way to add texture into a space. The Oberon Pendant Light (NEW) adds a delicate hint of contrasting materials into a room setting, with finishes including Copper, Chrome and Glass finishes. View the Oberon Pendant Light  or view our full range of pendant lighting.

Oberon Pendant

Add an accent

Using accessories can be a clever and understated way to bring textures and materials into a room setting. The smallest details go a long way to adding in different textures and materials.

Handles are an excellent way to add a small hint of texture to your cabinetry – the Matt Black Augusta Handles (103.30.805) compliments pure white or millennial pink cabinets, whilst the Brushed Copper Odessa (110.35.362) look striking against grey or blue tones. Both come in stainless steel finishes, which can add a striking twist to oak cabinetry. View the Augusta range or browse the Odessa range now.

Augusta Odessa

Carroll Towel RailsThe Carroll range of bathroom accessories from Sterlingham combines elements of period design with contemporary settings, whilst the production methods used reflect the time and care invested in each product. The Carroll Towel Rails (580.95.013) can add subtle texture into your bathroom design. Buy now




The PBA Copper Shower Seat and Bathroom Fittings range adds a touch of luxury to any bathroom setting. These beautiful solutions can be showcased against a range of difference finishes, including industrial materials such as exposed brick or concrete, or matt paint. Pictured below are the following products, you can click on each product name to find out more or order. Toilet Brush (980.34.229) Toilet Paper Holder (980.34.219) Shower Seat (980.78.979) Mirror Connectors (980.34.279). View the full range here.

PBA Bathroom fittings

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