Wednesday, November 23, 2011

bathroom dilemna

Here's the inspiration picture, where I found the irridescent square tiles:

If you look at the shower wall, you can see them.  Somewhere, I had a bigger picture, but you get the idea.

Here's my bathroom in progress, in natural light, during the day.  The contractor assures me that when grouted, the subway tiles will read more as a solid surface, without any of the lines.

 And here's the "feature wall" between bath and shower.  Do you think the small guys work?  I was afraid that it didn't look right.  Although, I like it better in pictures, I think.

Inside the shower, with the light on.

 Here, you can see the shower floor.  Floor of the room is large grey tiles.  Shower has little slate tiles.

 Oh, and that will be the master closet and the linen closet.

 Here's the shower, where the two styles meet.  Looks weird, right?
 yellowy from the light -- but you get the idea.

 Possible alternative -- that little square would be all over the wall there.  Either in clear glass or tumbled glass.

 with the light on.

 Possible alternative?  Do you like the blue/grey tiles here for the wall between bath and shower?  Top rows are glassy and shiny, bottom rows are tumbled and matte.


Anonymous said...

I think the problem is that the room is too busy. The "inspiration" has plain walls. You have a lot going on with the subway tile, and the tiny tiles on the shower floor. You said once the grout is in place, the subway tiles will look smooth. I think it will be lovely when that is complete. That is the problem. Just make sure the grout matches the subway tiles. One thing you need to remember is that before it's finished, no room ever looks right. Add the hardware, the paint, which I think you said would be light gray - stunning - and the towels and you will love it. What color towels do you have in mind? Why not keep it nice and light, perhaps with light blue and gray?

Molly said...

I think it IS and is going to be great. The variety of tile sizes is a nice contrast, especially since they're in different visual plains. We have small slate on one of our shower floors and it feels divine underfoot.