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Victorian Tile Mural

This post I’m going to take a look back at a mural I painted during the Tandem HR project in October 2017. One year later, its high time to reflect!


Based on Nassua St in a Victorian style building, this mural pays homage to the Victorian tiles. During the Victorian Era in Dublin, which stretched from 1837 to 1901, these geometric patterns became amazingly popular. Tiles that we (Irish) may take for granted as many of them have lasted to this day, spread across Dublin city.

 Victorian Era Tiles Hallway Interiors

Victorian Era Tiles Hallway Interiors

 Victorian Era Tiles, Office Interiors.

Victorian Era Tiles, Office Interiors.

 Victorian Architecture and Housing, Dublin

Victorian Architecture and Housing, Dublin

We wanted to pay homage to the character of the building and respect to the era from which it was built. Choosing a single tile and blowing it up, takes the intended design out of its usual context and out of the continuous pattern that it was originally designed for.

The choice of colours in the mural are brighter than the muted tones generally used within the Victorian tiles, making the painting more contemporary than the tiles.

 Victorian Tile Mural, Spacey Studio, Interior Design.

Victorian Tile Mural, Spacey Studio, Interior Design.

Victorian Tile Mural, Spacey Studio, Interior Design.

For aesthetic interest, the mixing of historical designs with contemporary colours and context, brings this mural to a present day piece of art.

We’re really happy with how it turned out, and delighted the clients loved it too.

Niamh