Banish boring flooring with Harvey Maria

I love the whole ethos behind Harvey Maria flooring. Mark Findlay founded Harvey Maria in 1994 in the back bedroom of a house in Battersea, together with a loveable, live-wire dog called Harvey who gave his name to the company. Mark wanted to wave goodbye to dull, boring and mundane floor covering replacing it with funky, fun and fresh. Now the company creates fabulous flooring for residential and commercial projects and works extensively in the design industry.

Harvey Maria Cath Kidston Spot Red Kitchen


Re-building the philosophy for fabulous floor design

Mark felt that floors were neglected spaces, the poor relations of the interiors world. But now Harvey Maria are launching a new design philosophy that could change the way we design our homes. This philosophy gives floors the chance to shine with a coordinated portfolio of tile collections, all purposefully designed to work together and with Harvey Maria’s primary design vision at its core – placing colour as king and coordination as a prerequisite.

This vision makes strong pattern and colour more accessible, enabling homeowners to use a combination of pattern, colours and woods in flooring design throughout their homes, creating unique interiors which can be perfectly balanced with other design choices. New Harvey Maria colour tiles

Looking backwards to move forwards

“Sometimes you have to look backwards to move forwards. You have to re-invent, you have to be a revolutionary. Go back to basics and say ‘lets do this a bit differently’. I believe that we have produced something special in a development philosophy that ultimately gives more control to our customers.“ says Andrew Smith, Harvey Maria’s New Product Development Director.

With their diverse portfolio of contemporary pattern and colour Harvey Maria began joining collections, experimenting with coordinated colours. Referencing historical context, such as traditional arts and crafts and medieval themes, the team created ‘Little Bricks’, the most contemporary collection of plain colours available on the market today.

Harvey Maria bold combinations

With the same philosophy in mind they began re-developing their wood collection. The ‘Premium Wood Collection’ is a fantastic stand-alone product but has also been designed to coordinated seamlessly with other collections – great for dividing up larger rooms. I love how the pattern above can work across two colour ways for a completely different feel.

“Each Harvey Maria collection, comprising of multiple products is now an inseparable part of a whole. Nothing stands alone, though all of it can.” continues Andrew. “Our customers are traditionally very brave and very design literate but the use of bold design and strong colour can be intimidating. Providing a toolbox of fully coordinated products opens the door of colour and pattern to more people and to more settings. And that’s what it’s all about, made a little bit safer because it’s all designed to work together.”

Blue Aga dee Cornflower Blue

Boring flooring? Not any more. I love the co-ordinated look of the latest collections from Harvey Maria which are available online now at The new ‘Little Bricks’ and ‘Premium Wood’ collections are also launching exclusively at John Lewis in August.

What do you think of the new Harvey Maria collection? Would you consider combining pattern and colour like this in your home?


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  1. Kirsten Toyne September 2, 2015 at 7:46 pm Reply

    I love the look of these tiles. We are so used to one colour flooring that it is great to see the two tone.

  2. Jenny September 1, 2015 at 3:02 pm Reply

    Oh I absolutely love these. It looks amazing. I am huge into the greys, golds and light greyish blue tones. Magnificent something I would love on the floor for sure. Wouldn’t suit my kitchen at the moment but a future house would be ideal for a shabby chic look. Thank you for linking up to Share With Me #sharewithme

  3. A Cornish Mum August 29, 2015 at 11:15 pm Reply

    Wow these floors are gorgeous! I love pops of colour, and these are a great way to do it.

    Stevie x #HomeEtc

    • Michelle Reeves (The Essex Barn) September 1, 2015 at 6:53 am Reply

      I agree with you Stevie, a pop of colour can make such a big difference and I love how you can co-ordinate these tiles with the rest of the room. Thanks for your comment x

  4. Stephanie August 27, 2015 at 9:37 pm Reply

    They look great – and there’s absolutely no reason why flooring should be boring! #homeetc

    • Michelle Reeves (The Essex Barn) September 1, 2015 at 6:52 am Reply

      Isn’t that the truth Stephanie! Especially with these fab tiles… the main problem would be which combination to choose I think !

  5. Fionnuala August 26, 2015 at 10:42 pm Reply

    This is just the kind of thing that I want for our hall, unless the original tiles are there when we rip up the awful laminate flooring that is there from the previous owners. Thanks for sharing this!

  6. mummyofboygirltwins August 26, 2015 at 7:29 pm Reply

    Ooooh beautiful! LOVE the first picture. I would adore tiles or a floor like this! I have plain white tiles now and they show every mark!!!! Lovely post and thanks again for linking up and for sharing! Much appreciated lovely 🙂 Jess xx


    • Michelle Reeves (The Essex Barn) September 1, 2015 at 6:51 am Reply

      They’re fabulous aren’t they? We have a similar problem to you Jess except that our tiles in the kitchen are shiny black and believe me they are just as bad for showing every mark! x

  7. Mum in Brum August 26, 2015 at 4:07 pm Reply

    Wow this has made me rethink all of the neutral (boring) flooring I have throughout my house! I especially love the idea of bold flooring in the kitchen and can also see it working really well in a hallway. I think flooring is so underrated in its capacity to totally transform a room. Thanks for sharing #HomeEtc

    • Michelle Reeves (The Essex Barn) August 28, 2015 at 5:58 am Reply

      I know right? Flooring is often forgotten and what a huge difference it can make. Statement flooring is a trend I think could really take off x

  8. Kara August 26, 2015 at 10:11 am Reply

    Wow what amazing floors, I am saving these for my one day home – love them all.
    -came by share with me x

  9. Tinuke August 26, 2015 at 8:22 am Reply

    I love the red and white polka dots! Brilliant flooring and the story behind the company endears me to them even more!

  10. Honest mum August 21, 2015 at 9:43 am Reply

    Ooh how instagram-worthy are these tiles?! I adore tiling and have monochrome tiles in the kitchen, my parents have stunning Grecian and Venetian style tiling in the restaurants too (I love Moroccan tiles as well)- what a wonderfully bold and beautiful collection Harvey Maria have, my parents are transforming the Victorian manor house they own into a new restaurant in the autumn so I’m going to email your post to them x

    • Michelle Reeves (The Essex Barn) August 24, 2015 at 6:39 am Reply

      Aren’t they fantastic Vicki? Like you I’m a huge fan of tiles and bold colour combinations and I love this new collection. Hope your parents love them too! x

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