BATHROOM DESIGN CHOICES: Tile

Yesterday https://redbirdv.wordpress.com/2013/10/15/bed-bathrooms-in-progress/

I unveiled my floor plan sketch for our downstairs divided bath:

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There are three – 30″wide doors on my plan,

+ I discussed two of them at length (L + middle).

The third + final door — to the far right —

leads from the powder room to a small hallway adjacent to the kitchen.

Since our powder room is window-less,

I want the door into said-same to contain a window, like these:

pichome2.com

pichome2.com

I’m not a fan of that cutesie curtain, but I do love the raw wood

+ that charming porcelain doorknob.

Also loving that free standing tub charmer!

desiretoinspire.net

desiretoinspire.net

Door perfection!

To-do list: frost some glass + find some window decals.

Done!

* * * *

NOW, moving on to the flooring for these bathrooms o’ ours:

Since they’re next to the kitchen,

I toyed with the idea of just continuing that tile throughout, for “flow”.

Can’t do that, though.  Here’s why:

desiretoinspire.com

desiretoinspire.com

I am obsessed with what I call “flower tile” bathroom floors.

This one in dark blue might be the most perfect bathroom floor, EVER.

Is it a coincidence that I found this charming vintage ring so appealing

+ persuaded G.O. to get it for me?

xoxoxoxo

ring

SWOON!
Thank you, G.O.

Anyway, back to floors.

Most often, my beloveds have a light background, like this,

+ I think that’s what we’ll do:

vignettedesign.blogspot.com

vignettedesign.blogspot.com

Let’s face it.

If I’ve learned anything from my years of serial re-doing

if I’m obsessed about a design feature,

I won’t be happy with anything else.

So a flower tile bathroom floor, it is!

houzz.com

houzz.com

While  this ^^ isn’t technically a flower, it’s close,

+ it’s very pretty!

* * * *

Next up: bathtubs.

Since bathtubs are DULL . . .

unless we’re talking freestanding, which WE are not, sadly . . .

I usually just make G.O. pick one.

All I ask is that it be plain, to go with my plain Jane style.

But wait.

hookedonhouses.com

hookedonhouses.com

All things bathtub at Kay’s house may have taken a turn.

I’m obsessing again!

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notetosarah.tublr.com

If you’ve gotta have a boring tub, why not trick it out with tile?

Am I right?

Or maybe even better (+ easier for G.O.),

how about some equally-charming bead board?

hgtv.com

hgtv.com

The Pinterest pin on which I saw this adorable-ness had a caption,

“It’s easier than you think!”

Of course, I pointed out said-same to G.O. when I showed him the idea.

Of course, he nixed the idea.

Of course, within seconds, he’d nixed the idea, as ALWAYS.

So stay tuned, as ALWAYS!

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One response to “BATHROOM DESIGN CHOICES: Tile

  • Suzanne

    Love the free standing tub. Had a claw foot tub upstairs in the house on Main Street. Didn’t appreciate it at the time. Re-did G’s bathroom last year. Got rid of the tub and put in a large shower with granite walls & floor & smokey shower doors. Love it……love it…….love it!!!

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