‘Boating’ – bright glass spashback injecting colour into a stylish grey-toned kitchen.

One of our most loved and well-known views here in Bristol is of the coloured houses which fan along slopes overlooking the water. Bristol Harbour is surrounded by old Victorian terraces, painted all sorts of ice-cream shades and deckchair colours, and these scenes have become more famous over the years as artists of all stripes have depicted them – from print, to gigantic mural, these houses are a familiar and warming sight in this city.

It is no wonder that Sally – a keen rower – felt moved to paint this wonderful view that sits across the water from where she and her crew launch their boat twice weekly. She brought her lively abstraction to the scene, perhaps summing up the joy she feels zooming through the water with her rowing crew!

It was Sally’s painting entitled ‘Boating’ that inspired new residents of a glorious Clifton home to bring that sunshine and life indoors by commissioning the fabulous splashback version—pictured above. In this house not far from the docks, their beautiful kitchen was previously installed with very stylish and subtle grey tones, so they decided to add this wonderful injection of light and colour – an installation that boosts the energy, ready to accompany all the life that will come and go in their gorgeous new kitchen.

And it was a very local kitchens expert that helped them too – Nick ‘The Kitchen Man’ is based in Clifton, Bristol, and features some of our Red Dog glass in his showroom. He steered everyone with his expert kitchen design knowledge, and out of two standard fitting options, he helped template the 2000x750mm rectangle, which is designed to fit between a standard worktop and extractor hood fitting.

We wish this lovely couple all the best as they settle in to their joyful new Bristol life.