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Article in all News Local Papers

February 23, 2014

Here is an article about Margan Tile Design that was in every local newspaper across Sydney describing the types of tiles used in the artworks,   where to place your artworks and the many different themes painted.

TRENDS IN GARDEN ART AND DECOR

February 23, 2014

Ever since the early settlers Aussies have enjoyed the great outdoors.  In colonial days houses were built with a beautiful wrap around verandah as an addition to the home to soak up the beauty and serenity of the great outdoors. 

The trend these days has gone so much further with stunning outdoor living areas and outdoor rooms being an extension of the home with inside and out blending in harmony.  The trend is  to create a wonderful living and entertaining area for friends and family to share or that peaceful, tranquil retreat for some solitude from our busy lifestyle, an idyllic spot to recoup and enjoy leisure time. 

Creating an outdoor room is a perfect way to maximize the potential of your home, an asset that will add value not only financially but also to your lifestyle.

There are a myriad of good products now on the market from outdoor kitchens, pizza ovens, fire pits, quality outdoor furniture and accessories, shade cloth and awnings, pavers, pergolas etc., the choice is extensive so you can spend as much or as little as you like to create the environment you want depending on your budget and spacial constraints.

Once you have your outdoor space sorted with furniture and the necessities the big question is – how to decorate it to create the finishing touches?

Gone are the days of a few director’s chairs with a garden gnome and small concrete ornaments to adorn your garden.  Now the choice is amazing, but it can also be daunting to know where to start.

You have already decorated inside your home so it only makes sense to make your outdoor living area an extension of your inside living space.   Redecorate with art and accessories by choosing shades, colours and patterns you have already used and love e.g. florals, patterns, stripes or bold colours and layer it through from tablecloths, cushions, artworks, pots and plant colours.  Tie in colour schemes with other accessories such as ceramic lanterns, bowls or repainting old existing furniture or an old wall. 

Introducing  art as a feature can make a great talking point for your special area.   There are a multitude of art forms that could help you create that special look.

A tired old wall or fence could be made into a feature by painting it a colour to tie in with your internal colour scheme or equally a bold colour to stand out from the other walls nearby.  Add some beautiful artworks, perhaps a weatherproof outdoor canvas which are now available,  some tile art, one or two pieces or a feature panel, metal art or mosaics.  These can all help to create a fabulous look.

Screening can be an art form in itself now.  If privacy is an issue in your backyard adding a screen can solve two problems -  privacy and decorating.  Laser cut metal screening offers privacy along with beautiful decorative designs for that special feature.  Designing your own screening with timber can also be effective and you can dress it up by painting, staining, laying timbers diagonally or with a curved or uneven edging.  Some artwork would also look great.

Garden sculptures, statues and urns all make for a stunning feature that will add style and beauty to your outdoor area.  Pots of all shapes, sizes, styles and colours, ceramic or terracotta,  or the more interesting recycled containers such as an old enamel kettle or old wheelbarrow also add whimsy and charm to your special space.

An old art form but  a good one is topiary,  for those with plenty of patience and a good pair of secateurs.

Water features and fountains also add a beautiful dimension to your garden and it is very relaxing and soothing  listening to the running water.  Again there are many choices to suit all budgets.

Much of the fun in creating a beautiful space is sometimes adding something that you have created yourself,  a special piece that means something to you.  If you are not a creative person but love art and artifacts in the garden then recycling could be for you.  For example an old mirror you didn’t want to throw out can be reused in the garden.  Repaint the frame to match your decor and place on the fence or wall.   It will not only add another dimension to your garden but will also make a small space look bigger.  Some old metal containers and watering cans would make a nice collection of planters.  An old louvre door can be painted and used as a screen,  maybe some artwork on it.  A visit to a second hand shop or junk yard can stir the imagination for many interesting additions to your garden and outdoor area and make for a great talking point.

Creating the space you want is personal.  Whether you want to entertain family and friends frequently or just have a quiet hideaway for downtime with all the products available on the market now it is easy to turn your balcony, courtyard or backyard into a comfortable outdoor retreat to relax and enjoy.

Unique Bomboniere

February 16, 2014

 

 

Are you sick of the cheap, throw away gifts you receive at weddings and would like to offer your guests something different?

Why not consider our elegant, unique, hand crafted fridge magnet tiles for your guests to take home as a token of your special day.  These are not only attractive but also useful and long lasting and will be seen every day on the fridge.

Your guests can take home their gift tile in a beautiful hand crafted box designed to match the theme of your wedding or a delicate organza bag to make it easy to slip into a handbag or pocket.

Our bomboniere tiles are individually hand made and designed to match your colour scheme and theme so please feel free to contact us to help you design a long lasting and unique gift both you and your guests will love.  These tiles create a great impression and add that extra touch to your wedding.

 

 

Something Different for your Wedding Decor

February 16, 2014

Margan Tile Design is now hand painting beautiful tile signs for your wedding decor.

Are you looking for something different that creates a great impression for your wedding decor?

We can help you create a custom made sign for your special day that is unique to you and reflects your personality and wedding theme.  All the tiles are original and elegant and can add that finishing touch  to your decorations.

Custom made tiles would look lovely on the front of the bridal table, signing of the register table, gift table, wishing well table, cake table and of course as a welcome to your guests at the reception.

They also make a great memento of your special day and a keepsake for many years to come.

There are many different styles to choose from with a new range of beach theme tiles to be added to the website shortly.  You can have them as a feature or purely as a functional sign to tell your guests where the reception area is.

Please feel free to come to me with your ideas of what you might like for your special wedding theme and colour scheme and we can get that special tile custom  made for you.

All wedding signs are finished with a felt backing and a stand can be provided for a small additional cost.

 

 

Margan Tile Design has launched Online!

August 29, 2013


Welcome to the Official Margan Tile Design website.

I have been working on building this site for a while so that so that I can display new and old work online. This makes it much easier for you to find some art to install into your garden or kitchen, or a place to purchase the perfect present for a friend or loved one.

Please stay tuned to this space as I will be advertising special offers, and information about where I will be displaying my tiles around the Sydney City area at markets, Home Shows and Garden Shows. I will also be displaying my new ranges here.

I hope you enjoy the site! Please feel free to contact me for more info about any of my work or if you have any questions about a specific piece of art you might want painted.

Margie

Margan Tile Design in The Manly Daily

August 29, 2013

'Margie splashes out on tiles', an article about Margan Tile Design in the Northern Beaches' 

New Herb and Vegetable Signs

August 29, 2013

Margan Tiles now has a new product added to the website –Herb and Vegetable Signs .

Most of us now enjoy growing our own herbs to add some extra fresh flavour to our cooking.   Its fun and gets us outside in the fresh air and sunshine and is also a productive hobby.   Herb gardens can come in all shapes and sizes – from garden beds, large pots, stackable pots and even smaller pots for indoors as well.   Vegetable gardens supply us with our favourite salad foods and veggies and we know we are eating fresh food as opposed to something that has been stored or frozen for a period of time and sprayed with insecticide.

Herb and veggie signs are a great way to keep track of what you   are growing and add interest and style to our gardens or pots.

These signs are made from marine ply and have 3 coats of Dulux Weathershield for long lasting protection. They are practical and durable and make an attractive and stylish addition for a garden to be proud of.
The sign itself is 4.5 cms x 9.5 cms with a rod length of approx. 40 cms.