Journal

Keeping you up-to-date with the latest in bathroom design news and inspiration, take a peek into our journals for an insight into the world of Catchpole and Rye. Here you will find designer bathroom updates, interior designer interviews, product features and more. Please subscribe to our newsletter to be the first to see our latest articles.

Bring Hygge into your Bathroom – Stockholm Design Week

In honour of Stockholm Design Week, we wanted to talk about bringing hygge into your home and, importantly, into your bathroom. The Danish ‘cosy’ concept embraces a calm and tranquil vibe; hygge is a Norwegian term for a mental state of wellbeing.

The Danes are experts at staying happy during even the coldest of months thanks to this joyous ability to embrace hygge. A feeling, rather than a thing, there are many ways you can bring hygge into your bathroom for the ultimate in relaxation.

Le Grand Bateau in atmospheric bathroom

How to Make a Success of Your New Year’s Resolutions

Have you got any New Year’s resolutions in mind for 2018?

The start of a new year is a popular time to re-evaluate our lives and make changes to our lifestyle, but it takes determination to achieve our goals. The most common resolutions tend to revolve around health and fitness – here are a few ideas that might help you to stay motivated and on track!

Our Christmas Gift Guide

With Christmas approaching at an alarming rate, we’ve put together a selection of gift ideas that even the most hard-to-please friend or relative would be thrilled to find in their stocking. In fact, some of them might just be too good to give away, so start dropping hints to your nearest and dearest! We’ve chosen to focus on UK-made products – we are proud of our own Kent heritage and are always happy to champion the best of British.

The Niederbronn bath with blue painted exterior set against white brick wall

Family-friendly Bathrooms

A bathroom that is shared by several family members is a hardworking space that has to cater for a range of (ever-changing) needs. Is it possible to create a room that meets the very different requirements of little ones, teenagers and grown-ups, often all at the same time? With a little planning, we think it is!

Bespoke bathrooms

As more and more space and importance is assigned to our bathrooms, the more we want them to reflect our personalities and lifestyles just as much as the other rooms in our homes. In a world of mass production and a throwaway culture, our customers frequently tell us that what attracts them to our products is the feeling that they are investing in something unique that will stand the test of time.

Because every Catchpole & Rye product is hand crafted and hand finished, each one is subtly different from the next. They can be ordered in a range of materials and finishes, and can also be painted in any colour of your choice.

White Le Grand Bateau bath in Scandi-inspired warehouse interior

Shades of Pale: The White Bathroom

The timeless aesthetic of white makes it a popular choice in interiors – it will never go out of fashion and suits any style of home, from the most traditional to the most contemporary. Nowhere is white more prevalent than in the bathroom, where it brings a fresh, light and airy feel to what is often the smallest room in the house.

1500mm copper bateau against lime washed wood panelled wall

Small Spaces, Big Dreams

We all love the idea of luxuriating in a spa-style bathroom, but the images we see online and in magazines of vast bathrooms with freestanding roll-top baths, roomy walk-in showers and oodles of built-in storage can feel alienating – in reality, the majority of bathrooms are far more modest in size. The good news is, however, that this doesn’t have to cramp your style! With clever planning and savvy purchases, a ‘bijou’ bathroom or en suite can have just as much impact as a bigger space.

The West House in Biddenden, from the outside

A very Kentish Christmas

It’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas, and Kent does Christmas so well! Here at Catchpole & Rye we’re proud of our Kentish heritage and are keen to champion local products and services across all industries, not just our own. With this in mind, we have compiled an edit of things to see, do, eat and drink in Kent over the festive period. We guarantee that they’ll get you into the holiday mood!

Copper bain de bateau surrounded by plants

Warm metallics: time to shine

Metallics have been big news in interiors for a while now, and the bathroom is perhaps the best room in the house to show them off. Metallics convey a sense of luxury that has become a ‘must’ in the modern bathroom and are a great way to create a spa-like feel. What’s more, their natural glow brings warmth to a room – a beautiful effect all year round, but one that is particularly appreciated in this frosty weather!