The Bert & May Journal

An online magazine that shares all of our latest news, events, collaborations and interior inspiration

Creative Ideas For Tiles

The sheer functionality of tiles has, for too long, seen them relegated to specific “zones” in the home: namely floors that need sweeping, and walls that need wiping. With the ever-expanding choice of patterns, colourways and finishes available to consumers, isn’t it time we thought of tiles as moveable murals, rather...

How to Decorate Your Hallway  

Once you’re through the front door, the hallway sets the tone for your entire home. If yours currently functions as a kind of three-dimensional storage tunnel – strewn with coats, shoes, bags, bikes and unopened mail – chances are, it is not giving you and your guests the welcome...

Six Inspiring Bathrooms Trends for 2017

It’s unfortunate that the status of the bathroom has risen proportionally with the shrinking square meterage of our floorplans. What most are faced with when considering a new bathroom is how to make a minuscule space both supremely functional and luxurious – a room in which to seek refuge from...

Introducing This Month’s Supper Club Host: Kylee Newton

Cooking credentials … Kylee Newton is a self-taught preserver and cook. Born in New-Zealand, she is the founder of Newton & Pott. Her artisanal jams, pickles, chutneys and preserves are stocked in food stores across the UK and available to buy each Saturday from her stall at Broadway Market....

Inspirational Green Living Room Ideas

Green is good for you. And we’re not talking about spirulina, avocados or kale. Psychological studies have shown that the colour green focusses the mind and boosts your mood – it can even enhance creative performance. But, if the view from your window is less than evergreen, there are...

How to Decorate Your Fireplace

Fireplaces provide a readymade focal point like no other. If you have the time and fuel you need to keep it flickering, you’ll appreciate the transformative power of a glowing, open flame. They can be tricky to live with, though, especially if the bare bones of what you have...

How to Choose a Kitchen Splashback

When remodelling – or even just updating – your kitchen, choosing the right splashback can cause even the most confident interior enthusiast to falter. The permanence (and expense) of the decision, coupled with the thought of all that scouring can provoke some serious procrastination. Our guide to good-looking solutions should...

Introducing This Month’s Supper Club Host: Tom Hunt

Cooking credentials … Tom Hunt is a self-trained chef whose passion for food and cooking began at the age of eight. His first serious job in food was with his friend and mentor, Ben Hodges. Together they set up a certified organic cafe and catering business that served food made...

How to Live with Houseplants (and Keep Them Alive)

Pantone – the almighty authority on colour – have recently announced their colour of the year for 2017. It is called “greenery” and is described as “a refreshing and revitalising shade … symbolic of new beginnings.” After months spent indoors with the windows firmly shut, it’s exactly the kind of colour...