Green Hex Guest Bathroom

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The guest bathroom is finished and it looks fantastic! I am so happy with how it turned out! The best part is that the green cement hex tile is even better than I imagined. You may remember I was trying to figure out which way to lay it, and I think the layout I decided on works well with the layout of the room and gives a focal point to the room.

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I am SO in love with this floor. IMG_20180913_112207

Guest Bath Design

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The guest bathroom renovation has begun and I can’t wait to see it finished! Here are the choices I’ve made so far. It’s all coming together and the only remaining decision is the mirror.

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The green floor tile is where this design began, as I shared in the last post. The green hex tile will be the main flooring, and the shower floor will be the smaller matte black hex. The shower wall tile will be the white subway tile, arranged in a linear pattern. And the countertops (I think) will be a light grey quartz. The lighting is from Rejuvenation and the vanity will be a custom floating sleek walnut vanity with a shelf below it. Our contractor, Fritz Carpentry, will make it so that it fits perfectly in this space. Here are some Photoshop mock ups with a few mirror options.

This round wooden mirror would work with the wood in the vanity and mimic the shape of the lights. sink wall moved for stories round wood

The hex mirror would pull in the hex shape from the flooring. It’s gold, so it would also bring in another color. I am debating if I want to keep everything black (faucet and shower hardware will all be matte black), or bring in some gold accents.

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This round mirror is very over sized and would bring in the gold.

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And this gold one has a cool cat eye shape.

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I was initially leaning towards the cat eye, since it was so unusual, but now I am thinking I like the round wooden one best. I’m also into finding a vintage or antique one to add some originality.

What mirror do you like best?

Guest Bath Before

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Our guest bathroom has been on the list of rooms to update and it just had to move to the top of the list for repair. Since it needed to be repaired (the shower hot water only works with a screwdriver), we decided to redo the whole thing. In pictures it doesn’t look too terrible, but in real life it’s drab and slowly falling apart and generally looking crappy.

Here are some before photos. This is actually an improvement. It was a dark, scratched vanity, and I recently painted it white, because I couldn’t take it anymore.

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We are going to get a custom vanity from Fritz Carpentry and we are super excited about that. And the tile walls will be drywall so there will be the future potential for wallpaper here. The shower walls will be tile and I like all tile walls, but we are trying to save $ where we can. Tiling only the shower will be an easy place to save some dough. Plus without tile walls, it’ll be easy to switch around art work. As you can see above, I never even got around to hanging the prints, because hanging things on tile is a pain in the ass. before

The  tub area above to the left will be a standing shower. What floor tile to use in this shower area is currently the dilemma. The shower walls will be white subway tile installed in a stacked pattern. I’m trying to decide if it should be vertical or horizontal. And the shower floor is TBD.

Below is the main floor tile choice. I was eyeing it up on the internet, and then I saw an Instagram story from Estrella Tacos and they had some left over for sale (discounted!)  I snagged them up and they’ll be the definite star of the bathroom. tile

There are so many ways you can lay this tile. This is one top contender. updown pattern

Or on the diagonal. I am thinking of just the original way though (the first one close up). I’ll walk through my designing process with this, so check back to see what I’m up to. And you can follow along on my instagram to see more up to date progress. diagfloor

What do you think of the green floor? I am in love with it and can’t wait to see how it all turns out!

Bathroom Remodel Complete

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Our bathroom remodel is complete! We are so happy with how it turned out and had a great experience with the remodeling company that we used, d remodeling. They turned this bathroom around in less than two weeks and it looks spectacular.


I am planning to hang plants above the shower area, but haven’t gotten around to that yet. The ceiling is higher in that area and there is a window above, so it will be a perfect spot to hang plants. The tile is from The Tile Shop and the details are as follows:

  • Marble tile on the main wall is Venatura Nero Polished
  • Floor tile is Charcoal Blend Gatsby
  • Side wall tile is Leyre Gris

You can see the before here.

Bathroom Update

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Here is a sneak peak of the progress in the bathroom. The tile has been installed and the grouting has begun.

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This is where the tub will go. It’s a white freestanding tub and will also function as a shower. dsc07382

I am absolutely in love with this marble tile, and the mosaic tile on the floor. dsc07380

We are using d remodeling for the work and they have been absolutely fantastic to work with. I highly recommend them for anyone in the Philadelphia area looking for a remodeling firm.

Happy New Year!

Bathroom Remodel

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I have some exciting news to share with you. We are remodeling our bathrooms! Maybe it’s just me, but I could spend every day’s lunch  break walking through tile shops, designing the perfect bathroom in my head. I finally made some decisions on tile and they are laying the new tile as I type!

Here are some before photos. The wall to the right is actually staying in all it’s 80s trim glory. We are trying to keep the cost down and the tile is nice and neutral, so it will stay on this wall.

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The area around the tub is leaking and so we decided to gut it. It’s going to be a glorious standing tub, with the back wall covered in large marble tiles, and the sides in a large format grey subway shape tile.

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Here is a sneak peak of the tiles. The bottom mosaic tile will be on the floor.

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The remodel also inspired us to move our master bedroom to the back of the house so we can enjoy this new bathroom. The back of the house has two rooms, which share a Jack and Jill bathroom. We will be taking over this area and our current  bedroom will become my sewing room and guest bedroom. I never even got a chance to show you what we did to my craft room over the summer. We (Dave) ripped up the carpet and painted the floors this amazing shade of blue, which looks terrible in this photo.

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This room will become our dressing room, and the other side will have our bed. The one downside to all of this is that we have to sell our Crate and Barrel Tate Bed. It just won’t fit in the new space. It’s currently on craigslist, so if you’re interested, hit me up!

Stay tuned for more updates on the remodel!