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Clean Slate


I have been smitten with Tommy Smythe's kitchen ever since the moment I first laid eyes on it. Carrara backsplash, dual-tone Shaker cabs, French doors, antique paned windows, and don't even get me started on that oversized lantern. And THOSE FLOORS. I instantly fell for them and knew right then and there that we just had to have herringbone slate floors in our new home. Well, guess what! Our bathroom demo was my golden opportunity to make it happen :)

Although slate is extremely durable and low-maintenance, it is still a porous stone and not the best choice for a walk-in shower. Since I wanted to keep the flooring consistent throughout the entire room, I opted for the next best thing - Porcelain tiles from Italy that really look and feel like the real deal!

Herringbone is a busy pattern that takes up a lot of visual space. Working with larger dimensions keeps the pattern bold but subtle, and actually makes a room appear bigger! These 12x24" tiles provide tons of surface area that will be easy to maintain and keep clean.

We installed a pony wall to separate the shower area from the rest of the room.

Once the entire room had been triple-waterproofed, the shower's interior was pitched at an angle towards the drain.

Tiles were then installed in a subway pattern in order to allow water to flow smoothly toward the infinity drain.

The gorgeous herringbone pattern will run throught the rest of the room. There goes that laser again!

I chose beveled subway tiles for the walls. The way their smooth facets sparkle against the rugged texture of the floors makes my heart sing ooh-la-la.

Almost there! I cannot wait to share the finished room with you. Stay tuned :)

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Reader Comments (5)

looks great!!!!

June 20, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKathy

....this is SO COOL!!!! I can't wait to see the rest!!!

June 20, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterEva

Remember when we wasted an hour of our lives trying to measure a qtr. inch with pennies, papers and buttons? LOL
I"m excited to see the after pics posts!

June 20, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterWoman's other woman

Wow! This looks fabulous! I'm fairly new to you blog, discovered it about a week ago, and I must say your design choices have been great. Subway tile, black, white...a woman of my own heart! Looking forward to the reveal!

June 30, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterkay* [chromicled-blog]

did you do all the renovation urself or did u guys hire a contractor for some of the work

July 22, 2016 | Unregistered Commenterannie

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