Tile can be a paralyzing thing to choose when doing a renovation- it’s not technically permanent, but redoing tile is no easy feat. And while you can go absolutely crazy price wise with designer tile options, I find that some of the best, most timeless choices don’t cost an arm and a leg.
At first patterned tile may seem trendy, but really the style is based in so much historical inspiration that it really is not. One of the most popular styles is cement tile, which can be tricky to keep clean. We’ve sourced some tough porcelain versions that give that same look for much less money.
via Halcyon House
I’ve been spotting a lot of blue patterned tile bathrooms lately- a little bit Delft inspired and a lot a bit awesome. They feel both modern and traditional at the same time- and while you may want something more simple for a master bath, its an AWESOME look for a guest bathroom or powder room! I adore this one designed by Mark Sikes and wanted to try to recreate it for the real world.
I found some great options like tile from Home Depot (whaaaa?) and accent on super sale (like the mirror and garden stool). I’m loving this! You?
Tile // Mirror // Sconce // Pendant // Stool // Accessories // Sink // Faucet // Towels
Our new, bigger, better space is under construction and we will be moving in middle of this month (we hope). While planning the space we realized we had to completely renovate the bathroom studs in on the QUICK, which meant sourcing items that were in stock or quick ship. We turned to Designer Bath in Beverly, MA to help us source great looking items that we could get speedily. They carry a lot of the brands we work with on a daily basis for clients, so while I was familiar with a lot of the lines, I had no time to get this all scheduled on my own. So the showroom manager Robin stepped in a coordinated the whole order for me and everything has arrived on time. Before we start installing the pretty stuff I wanted to share the design concept with you!
The bathroom is small and windowless so I wanted to keep it bright, clean but with a SMIDGE of drama. :) One wall of the space is brick (11.), which will be painted Sherwin Williams Greek Villa (the whole entire office will be painted that color, actually), so for the other walls I wanted to use a really fantastic paper (3.), which is Miles Redd for Schumacher’s Brighton Pavilion in the grey colorway. I love the traditional pattern, but the modern funkiness this paper will create. And it’ll go well with our goregous flooring (again, throughout the whole space) which is this vinyl plank from Lowes (12.)
One design trend I’ve noticed taking shape for 2016 is the modern floating vanity in bathrooms. These can be done with more traditional paneling and door fronts or a very contemporary sleek look. I think in certain applications these look really fantastic (this first image is particularly fetching)- but you do lose quite a bit of concealed drawer storage by using this style. So it seems to be best for those who don’t have six mascaras (ahem) or are okay with open storage like baskets and shelves. What do you guys thing- yay or nay?