Mar 26, 2013

design board: upstairs "boys" bathroom

after weeks of trying to narrow down the possibilities, i finally decided on the tile for the upstairs bathroom that will be used primarily by my son. i wanted a simple, masculine feel in this room, with a few fun details.
 i started with the floors. at first, i wanted to use some patterned concrete tiles from villa lagoon tile. i even called and talked to the owner of the company (who was completely amazing and sweet!), but realized that there was just no way that their gorgeous tiles were going to fit in my budget. in fact, just the shipping alone was more than could spend on tile for both the shower and the floor!

onto plan B.

i looked at a LOT of tiles, and kept coming back to black slate.
i ended up choosing 12 x 24 tiles in montauk black slate. the slate retails for around $6 a square foot. i purchased my tile from modern tile in salt lake city.  they have been amazing to work with!

at first, i was considering using the black slate in the shower as well, but ultimately decided that i wanted a contrast to the larger tiles on the floor. i selected a mosaic white subway, available here.
of course, there are still some details left to select...i need to find some remnant stone for the counter top still...i am hoping to find a simple black granite. i would prefer honed, but i may have to go with whatever our fabricator has one hand.


here is the design board:


i am really excited to see it come together!
our target move-in date is the end of april, so things are moving fast!
can't wait....!

14 comments:

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  2. Can't wait for you to move to your new house!!!! Happy for your!

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  3. It looks amazing! I can't wait to see it all put together!

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    1. thank you sara! i really appreciate all of the positive feedback. :)

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  4. Love this concept. The hits of black and slate are just enough to make it feel masculine. You're so close to moving in now!!

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    1. thank you jen! i am SO excited! :)

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  5. What a cool bathroom! I especially LOVE the black slate floor! And now I'm pretty sure I need the "clothing optional" sign somewhere in my house. :)

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    1. ha! i know....that sign is great, right? i found it on joss and main, and need to do a little diy to get one the size and shape i need.

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  6. That is going to be a very well done masculine bathroom. I love the slate tile. I found some clearance lighting on BrandLighting.com if you are in need of light fixtures. I bought 22 of the Fine Art Lamps for my client. It was big savings. Love watching your house progress and all the hard work you ar putting into it.

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  7. Where is that vanity from? I love it and we are looking to remodel our bathroom soon! Can you email the source @ laratumer@gmail.com? Thanks!

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  8. I am also looking for the source for the vanity. Will you share it? It is great! Thanks!

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    1. page, it is the LOGAN vanity from restoration hardware. i bought mine on clearance in october. they have changed the style of this vanity since i purchased it, but the "classic single vanity" from PB has a similar shape.

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  9. I would love to know the source for your vanity as well. It is really great. Will you share it? Thanks!

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