Well, if you are Suzy, they certainly do!
Suzy, the owner of a brand-new tile center in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida,
showed me that your toes can indeed match your bath tile:
Suzy’s shimmery toes!!!
Suzy is hard at work selecting the tile for the upcoming Maison de Vie,
the showhome opening this summer at WaterColor resort in the Florida Panhandle.
Her company is the lead sponsor of the home:
She gave me a sneak preview of some of the hard surfaces she will be using.
Here is the floor tile she has selected for the master bath:
It feels incredibly smooth and cool underfoot. Perfect for a beach home.
She will be using this one in the home as well. Loving the soft beach colors:
Look at the same tile as above with dark gray grout, for a completely different look:
Another display in the showroom:
I fell in love with this gorgeous cross-cut marble piece:
Here are some other beauties:
This one looks like a coastal sunrise. Subtle and shimmery. And, very glamorous:
What about this subway tile with an opacity that sets it apart? Stunning.
And another Moorish arch in marble:
marble moorish arch
Here is a new product I saw in Suzy’s showroom, which is green-certified, and makes a great surface used as a bath or kitchen slab. Suzy told me that a local fabricator installed this product for her, called “Pure.” It is a glass product which looks like the whitest marble.
I have seen similar slabs called “Nano,” but was not familiar with the “Pure” brand. I will be keeping an eye on this as the next big thing, and I would love to use this in a bath installation. It really looks like pure white marble:
Suzy, thank you for allowing me to take photos of your beautiful new showroom!
Can’t wait to see the showhouse when I come to the beach this summer!
This is not a sponsored post, just thought you would enjoy seeing some of the latest trends in the high-end tile market.
March 21, 2013 | Categories: Decorating trends, granite marble travertine, green, Master Bath, Residential styling | Leave a comment
People, let me tell you, this is huge! The first step is always the hardest.
But, I am in motion. My wonderful wallpaper man is busy finishing stripping the existing paper as I type this.
The rusty green wallpaper is au revoir!
I am so uplifted just walking in and looking at the bare SheetRock.
In all my color installations/demolitions, I have never seen a wallpaper absorb the light out of a room like
ol’ Rusty Green.
It is amazing, the difference.
Furthermore, my husband hates changing anything in our house. He loves everything to stay the same.
Bless his heart, he agreed to put up with the disruption entailed by this project.
So I will say again, this is huge!
Remember, this is just the bare SheetRock, not the new paint color. Obviously, still a work site!
above, BEFORE (Ol’ Rusty Green)
I know you probably don’t want to see contractor bags, you come here to look at the pretty pictures.
This is real life, though. And, it will look nice in no time.
It is a very cloudy gray day, but you’d never know it by what is going on in my house today.
I can’t wait to get my crew over from Atlanta to work on the travertine. It must be cleaned, re-honed and re-grouted, then we’ll be ready for the new paint.
Can you notice that the pink undertone in the travertine is looking much less pink, now that Rusty Green is gone? Compare the before with the ‘during’:
Cleaned up a bit to show you the difference:
February 13, 2013 | Categories: Benjamin Moore colors, granite marble travertine, green, Master Bath, Residential styling | 1 Comment
I almost fell out of my chair when I saw this bath.
And, not because of the textures, finishes, or colors used.
It is because the layout is EXACTLY. LIKE. MINE.
I mean, identical. Same placement of tub, shower, his sink, her sink and vanity. Same window.
Same opening to the closet area.
I have never seen this exact layout ever before in a photo.
Here is mine. I have wing walls instead of completely open cabinetry or a full-glass shower enclosure.
It hides everyday toiletries better. It hides the workings of the shower.
You know the family above keeps soap on the counter. And shampoo bottles in the shower.
So do I, you just can’t see it.
even the sconces are similar
And, yes, this is the same bath
from which I am removing all the existing wallpaper.
I can hardly wait!
Then, it is going to be painted Shaker Beige, see the dollop.
Cabinets will be Ivory White.
Goodbye rusty green wallpaper!
February 6, 2013 | Categories: Benjamin Moore colors, Master Bath, Residential styling | Tags: bathroom, Ivory White, Shaker Beige, wing walls | Leave a comment