Hello there — thank you for checking in on my project. Catch up here, here, or here. I’m both thrilled and terrified to be One Room Challenging this spring. Full disclosure. The contractor has told me that he and his crew will be here, but something new has come up for the past 2+ weeks. This isn’t me just completely remodeling a bathroom for myself and, well, no rush, anytime is fine……this is the One Room Challenge, and I no longer have fingernails. You can imagine how ready I am to have some transformative photos to show you.
Meanwhile, I know I mentioned that I’m mixing metals. On the vanity wall, there’ll be a chrome faucet, and brass pulls and sconces. I just love the mix. This beautifully designed bathroom is from McGee and Co.
While these images may not be quite as appealing to you, I’m so happy to be able to share them. These are in my garage, and were delivered yesterday by The Tile Shop. The contractor is coming Thursday, and this time I really believe he’ll be here. I’m supposed to have tile installed Saturday (YAY!), so I’ll have lots to share next week.
There are so many fantastic patterns available with subway tiles. Rikki, the amazing designer from the Plano location of The Tile Shop, sat with me in the Design Center there for almost two hours playing with tile patterns. What I’d planned just wasn’t doing it, so we worked until we hit upon a combination I’m thrilled to see installed. See the photo below. That’s not the marble I’m using, but she had lots of sample pieces of this in which to play.
The wall pattern will be the basket weave that’s upright, and the floor will be a straight herringbone like this shown laying on the table. These patterns are so good together : )
More came in the mail this week. All the hansgrohe, and of course I had to remove every piece and examine it. It all feels so heavy and is obviously such nice quality. I’ve been so happy with my hansgrohe kitchen faucet, so I really wanted to use it in this bath remodel. I loved the design of the sink facet online, but in person it’s so much better! I love the simplicity.
And, here’s a sample of the wallpaper. This will be fun to see hung. I’d imagined a large-scale floral that could go traditional or more modern. I knew I wanted simplified, stylized peonies, and pale, blush colors. This is what I came up with, and I’m partnering with Milton and King. I’ll be creating different colorways, and I think this design would work well with pale or brighter colors. Not sure yet, but definitely blues!
Come check in next week — there’ll be actual work photos to see! Be sure to go check out all of the amazing ORC Featured Designers!