The design elements of the guest bathroom are finally coming together and it’s getting clearer each day that she (yes, it’s a she) is going to be one fine beauty.
- Tub, toilet, sink, and faucets – purchased and delivered (Bain Depot)
- Shower – purchased and picked up (Decor 25)
- Dresser slash future vanity – purchased and picked up in Toronto (West Elm)
- Lighting – purchased and delivered (Restoration Hardware)
- Tiles – selected and partially purchased (Olympia Tile, La Tuilerie)
- Vanity quartz countertop – measured and ordered (Moruzzi)
- Door – purchased and awaiting pickup (Home Depot) - yes folks, we need a new door. Ours was only 24 inches wide – honestly can’t figure out why. No new tub will be fittin in there, so new door it is.
Only a few things remain:
- accessories: towel holder/hooks/shelves, toilet paper holder,
- picking a paint color
- Doing all the work!
I’ve put together a little mood board for you to get an idea of my plans for the bathroom. I don’t know about you but I’ve been swooning over these tiles ever since I picked up the samples. The floor tile looks like wood (but it’s ceramic) and the large tile for the shower walls looks like marble (but it’s porcelain) – soooo purdy!!!
What do you think?
A couple of weeks ago, we snatched up some uber affordable subway tiles for our kitchen backsplash (in a weak attempt to compensate for my expensive taste in all other areas of the kitchen design). I picked a warm white to match with the cabinets, walls, and countertop. White overload, right? Well, that’s where all the kitchen ‘jewels’ will come into play: smokin’ hot pendants, bursts of color from the glass cabinet display, and….DARK grout for the backsplash. Dark grout on light colored tiles has been trending for a while now, and I’ve been itching for a chance to do this in my kitchen. Not a strong enough argument? How about this: light grout colors stain and dirty easily. Dark ones won’t.
Still not convinced? I think these kitchens will change your mind:
S.R. Gambrel via Cococozy
S.R. Gambrel via Cococozy
via Restless Oasis
via House and Home
via Sketch 42
Last weekend, I spent some time figuring out which tile pattern to use and came up with a few options.
Option 1: Herringbone pattern. I’m sorta obsessed with this pattern, but I ended up nixing it for 2 reasons: 1. high level of effort required and 2. tile waste due to all the angled cuts near the edges. So sad right now.
Option 2: Classic subway tile pattern.
Option 3: Classic pattern, with a twist. Each row is slightly offset from the other.
I think I’m leaning towards option 2, but what do you all think? I’d love to hear your comments!