We made a visit to Daltile way back in November to pick out all the tile for the house, to circumvent any delays should any of our choices have long lead times (surprise! the custom tile choices for the kitchen did! minimum 3 months!). A very helpful sales associate, Nicole, listened to me spout off my not-so-coherent thoughts, and then guided me to exactly what we wanted. She was like a mind reader.
This being said, choosing tile gave me a spring board for the rest of the design, and it seemed easier to go from there. I tend to picture how I would like a room to go better if I find one item/aspect I really love, and base the rest of the look off that piece. And I may have mentioned that I love tile once or twice.
The Master Bath:
I realize this is not the most original concept, but to me, master bathroom's are most enjoyed when clean and spa-like in atmosphere. If you can't afford to spend your day at the spa because you just threw all your money at building a house, then you may as pretend in said house.
- We picked white and green glass subway tiles for the shower walls, a matching mosaic tile for the sink backsplash, and a large scale rectangle grey textured tile for the floors.
- My favorite tile of all may be the shower floor, which is river rocks. It's like a massage for your feet when you walk on it, and I am unnaturally excited about this small detail. The shower is our most used piece, so the most space and money was focused there.
- We also chose a free-standing tub (golf course not included) over a jacuzzi tub, being as that neither of us really uses a tub very often, and if we do, we really tend to shy away from the bubble action.
- In sticking with our modern concept, we chose above-counter rectangle sinks (dual sinks!) with the Moen 90 Degree line of faucets.
|I feel relaxed just looking at this collage. Please pass me a mai-tai.|
Guest bathrooms need to be inviting and clean, and I prefer a little humor mixed in. Are you sensing a theme here?
- I kept it light with all white subway tiles lining the shower, against the polished concrete floor.
- We chose wall-mounted sinks that kind of have a retro vibe, and remind me of the sinks in my elementary school bathrooms as a kid. Color me nostalgic.
- The blue and white with pops of orange came out of me wanting a design that somewhat referenced a Grecian feel, without beating you over the head with the souvlakie. The Greeks (or was it Romans?) did know how to do up a bath proper.
|Kind of Greek, kind of random, but never boring.|
The Kid Bathroom:
|Art in a kid's bathroom is paramount. More so than soap.|
|I don't know where the purple/yellow thing came from, I just ran with it. |
It looks like I ran with it right into Mardi Gras