Posted on | February 22, 2010 | 13 Comments
I notice the funniest things since I started renovating a house. In our bathroom at the Soho Grand Hotel I was fascinated by the subway tile design. If you look closely the second tile from the top is not a standard rectangle. It’s square, interesting. I couldn’t find a reason why they did this other then to break up the line.
The hotel bathroom was simple but classic. A pretty pedestal sink with a gooseneck faucet and a stone hex floor. The floor tiles were cream, taupey brown/gray, and gray grout. Kinda funky and different. Look closely at the floor photo below. It may look out of focus on the edges but actually the floor really looked like this. It would change color as you looked at it in the distance. The sketch wallpaper keeps the space from feeling too traditional and adds a modern twist.
Below the view from our hotel room. How great is New York?
Soho Grand Hotel
310 West Broadway
New York, New York
Posted on | November 4, 2009 | 5 Comments
A fun tile source sent in by Jeanne, thanks! American Restoration Tile is a custom ceramic tile manufacture. The shops mounts all patterns and borders into repeating sheets ready for installation. Above a shot of gray and white ceramic tiles in a kitchen. Below just few examples of their tile patterns. The brighter colors are a bit overwhelming. I would try making a pattern in shades of gray. Totally cool for bathrooms, kitchens, and mud rooms. Check out more at restorationtile.com.
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