Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Oh for the Love of Color!

I just LOVE the explosion of color in this other bathroom! Here again more progress photos. This is one of the happiest bathrooms ever! Notice again the periwinkle "soap shrine" in the shower. I just think they are so fun. The apple green is the color that ties everything together. It is on the floor of the bathroom with a "rug" of hand painted circle tiles inset in front of the sink cabinet and it carries into the shower on the floor and the seat. There are more of the hand painted circle tiles in the shower on the wall that is not visible in this photo. These are the detail that really make a home personal, unique and add quality.

Ann Sacks Meets McKenzie Childs

Here are more progress photos of a house I have been working on for some time how. I realy love the use of tile! Here we have used a combination of Ann Sacks tile and hand made tiles from McKenzie Childs. You may know McKenzie Childs from their pottery serving pieces, their hand painted furniture - like the fish back chair etc. I think little is known of their tile which you can see is awesome! Notice too the china sink. I have paired their tile here with Ann Sacks white and apple green. Notice too the black and white checkerboard border detail in the floor and the "soap shrine" in the tub. Wouldn't you love to be a guest in this house and use this darling bathroom?

Antique Tile

These are some progress photos from a house on Lake Michigan that I have been working on for over 2 years. We are using many wonderful tiles throughout the home, but I wanted to show you some of the antique ones that we are using. Notice the hexigon tile has not been grouted yet, so it will looks different when it is grouted. The first photo shows the antique reclaimed French hexigon tile as well as the recliamed antique cement tile that has the interlocking pattern in the red, green and cream. We used it here to form a rug type of detail. We may use more of this pattern later on the wall in the garage above the work surface area that will be used as a potting and craft area. The next photo shows the lower level floor that is laid in basket weave pattern with new deco tiles in varying colors and patterns. The rectangular terra cotta tiles are also reclaimed antique tiles. Notice all of this is finished and grouted. Not a typical lower level! The last photo shows the main floor reclaimed antique terra cotta hexagon tile again. We blended 2 color ways of this tile to get this beautiful variation of color. Notice also the wonderful detail on the custom iron stairway spindles. When they are finished they will be a black/brown smeary speckle finish with burnished gold details! The excitement continues!!