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The Tile Collab Bringing A Taste Of The Mediterranean To Your Home

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With the colder months looming ahead, it’s right about now we’re starting to dream of a holiday somewhere warm. So, seeing this new Mediterranean-inspired collaboration from Queensland tile and lighting brand Three Balls Red and Peppa Hart Studio founder Sophie Bell definitely piqued our interest!

The new Paradiso Tile collection features Sophie’s fun and vibrant hand-drawn designs on a range of mix-and-match tiles in tones of soft pink and burgundy.

See how Sophie used the range to decorate her own custom cubby house and lounge in her dreamy family home in Northern NSW – complete with a margarita bar and day bed! What a dream!

24th March, 2022

When Three Balls Red heard Sophie Bell was creating a custom kids’ cubby house and neighbouring adults’ pavilion with a beautiful crazy pave at her Mediterranean-style home the two joined forces for a collaborative tile collection! Photo – Jessie Prince

The AMAZING bar area decked out in the Paradiso tile collection. Photo – Jessie Prince

 

A closer look at the Paloma tile. Photo – Jessie Prince

The dreamy daybed is primed for relaxing! Photo – Jessie Prince

It’s the perfect addition the the Bell family’s all-white villa. Photo – Jessie Prince

The Bambino Checkerboard Tile brings a fun pop of colour. Photo – Jessie Prince

‘The kids’ cubby is a little servery with mini kitchen inside and a rooftop water slide, which the kids love so much. The adults’ cubby is essentially a lounge, with a big daybed and bar area. It’s the perfect spot for some spicy coconut margaritas on a Saturday afternoon while the kids are playing shop,’ Sophie says. Photo – Jessie Prince

‘Bell finished the whole build just before Christmas, so we hosted our family Christmas Day feast in the adult cubby, and it was incredibly special,’ Sophie adds. Photo – Jessie Prince

Christina Karras
Thursday 24th March 2022

You might recognise Sophie Bell’s distinctive home, Casa Campana, from Instagram, as the dreamy pad has been the backdrop for plenty of photo shoots and fashion campaigns popping up all over the Internet.

Sophie and her husband Michael Bell recently decided to add in a cubby house for their kids on the idyllic Northern New South Wales property, and got chatting with the Three Balls Red team about what tiles might work for their vision of the space.

‘One thing led to another and the idea of doing our own custom artwork on the tiles came to life,’ Sophie says. ‘Before we knew it, we moved from designing tiles for our own space, to designing a Peppa Hart collection for Three Balls Red!’

Inspired by Sophie’s travels and summery coastal locations in Italy and Greece, the bespoke ceramic tiles feature her ‘perfectly imperfect’ hand-drawn artwork and were printed locally in Queensland.

‘We worked on the range for a few months, playing with patterns, colours, layouts and most importantly the overall feel. These tiles feel like a little slice of Europe in our own home,’ Sophie adds.

The exclusive Paradiso range includes five tile designs: Lola Check, Mimi, Cisco, Coco and Paloma, which incorporates Peppa Hart’s signature sun emblem. They also collaborated with Three Balls Red on a stylish DIY Crazy Pave Tile and the Bambino Checkerboard Tile.

‘I love designing with colour and pattern, and I envisioned this range bringing fun to people’s homes using exactly that…  colour and pattern! The range was created to inject a sweet pop of fun into what is a predominately white space.’

Bell incorporated the resulting tiles into their kids’ cubby house project, which wound up expanding to include an accompanying ‘adult’s pavilion’ with a big daybed and bar area! Obsessed!

Shop the full Peppa Hart and Three Balls Red collaboration to bring a taste of overseas to your own home here.

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