Subway tile with a glass accent line designed by the client. Karen arranged these glass tiles in a line on her coffee table, and I installed them on the shower wall.
The client designed this glass accent line, which we surrounded with white subway tile. The back of the inset shelves are lime green glass.
The stone floor is modern. The subway tile is retro. The glass accent line made of penny rounds has both a retro and modern vibe. The bench for the shower is slab of onyx that extends from the whirlpool tub deck. A glass enclosure was later installed around the shower. This is one of the few rooms where we used wallpaper, which had a quiet blue pattern that softened the room.
The round sink and masculine single hole faucet are modern elements. The frame of the medicine cabinet is made from salvaged wood that we “weathered”.
The colors for the accent feature three different blues, two browns and some off white colors.
This very small bath works like a European shower, with the whole floor sloped to the drain. It is one of the rooms I am most proud of, but unfortunately its tight size makes photographing it tricky. A narrow glass panel keeps splashing off the toilet. The ceiling is cedar slats salvaged from a closet. The shower head is a sunflower, which provides gentle flow to also minimize splash.
The clients made their own tile in the basement, and I ripped down 12×12 marble they found in a warehouse into an accent band. We also used the marble band as a baseboard and to cap the tile at the ceiling.
The penny round glass tile makes a bold statement on just two walls.
The plumbing fixtures are retro style to tie in with the bead-board wainscoting. The mirrors tilt. The pocket door was salvaged from another part of the house, which is at least 120 years old.