Happy Wednesday! We got back from vacation on Saturday night and this entire week has been a whirlwind of catching up with clients and jumping right back into projects. I also snuck in a few site visits at our house and THINGS. ARE. HAPPENING. We are at the point now where things literally change from hour to hour, not just day to day.
Today’s post is a bit of a hodgepodge, but there are so many new fun things to share, especially tile and wallpaper progress. I can also tell you by the time you are reading this, these photos will already be outdated. Speaking of photos, I’m going to apologize in advance for the quality. It’s really difficult to capture tile and wallpaper with poor lighting. When you edit the photos, lightening them really distorts the pattern and color. Lighting will mostly be finished after today and photos should be better going forward.
In our bathroom, the floor tile has been laid and it was worth every last penny spent. It makes such a statement when you walk in, and it compliments the white oak cabinetry beautifully. And of course what you don’t see is the floor heating beneath the tile, which we know we will appreciate this winter.
In the secondary bathrooms, the showers are almost finished and the floors were just installed. They are simple but still interesting. For both bathrooms I chose small tiles that we were able to run right into the shower floor. While the basement bathroom floor hasn’t been grouted completely, I like the way the light grout makes the hex pattern pop.
The boys’ bathroom might end up being one of my favorites. I can’t remember if I shared the design plan for this bathroom, so let’s start there. The jumping off point for this bathroom was the plaid flooring. We knew we needed a tub for the next few years, so we added interest by stacking gray tile vertically on the tub walls. We opted for black plumbing fixtures for a more industrial look, and it also compliments the plaid tile. Instead of wall sconces, we are doing a hanging pendant centered on each mirror. The countertop is a concrete-looking quartz tile from Caesarstone.
Here it is as of a few days ago. Due to low light, the tile and floor are reading much darker than they are in real life. The shower walls also aren’t grouted yet, so that will lighten up the overall look once that is done. You can also see a little pop of the the bluish-gray vanity.
The powder bathroom tile and wallpaper were installed this week and they are even better than I thought they were going to be. The wallpaper is bold, but has a washed look so it prevents it from being overpowering in person. The last minute tile change compliments the paper but still stands on its own.
The design plan for our bedroom will be shared on Monday, but here is a little sneak peek of the wallpaper that was installed on Monday. I only did one wall, but I’m tempted to do the entire room…. may need your opinions when I share the full room next week.
The other space that I had wallpaper hung was in our laundry room, but I’m waiting to share that progress until next week once the tile floor is finished. However, I will share one more teaser. They tiled part of the kitchen backsplash so it would be ready for the plumber to install the pot filler. I love all the different shades that are in the tile and how it pulls the veining from our countertops. I can’t wait to see this tile run to the ceiling on the sink wall.
The landscapers are busy adding plants, sprinkler systems, and prepping the playground area. Here is what the front exterior looks like currently. The posts by the front door will be painted the same color as the house to blend in more, but it’s definitely looking more and more like a home, and we cannot wait to move our boys here!
That’s all I have for now. Today is a big day- flooring will be finished, appliances are being installed, and most of the tile will be grouted and completed. Electricians should hopefully have the lighting completed and the plumber should wrap up the last of the fixtures. We are so close to this being our new home!!!