One of the simplest tile designs I can think of is the chequered layout of black and white tiles. From Victorian bathrooms to Art Deco halls to 1980s kitchens, it’s been a staple design choice. What inspired Squared was the desire to play with that form while keeping the tile as simple as possible. I eventually achieved this with a combination of subtly distorted pattern and colour. #SminkThings
In the graphic-looking garden, a concrete raised bed and batten walls are painted black as a backdrop to the glossy green plants. The geometric concrete floor tiles were swapped with a friend. Try Mosaic del Sur for similar. The sculptural Spun chair is by Thomas Heatherwick for Magis, and a pair of black Tolix chairs from Made sit beside a concrete planter from Habitat, now discontinued.