As promised, I am happy to give y’all an update on our hall bathroom! If you need to get caught up, go read Part 1, then come back here for the next chapter.
One of my favorite parts of a project like this is thinking about how I’m going to design the room. Once we started pulling tile and got the bathroom down to a blank slate to work with, I started dreaming!
The hall bath is right outside of our TV room, which is a dark and moody cozy room. Initially, when I thought we were still going to keep the mustard tile in the shower, I’d thought about tying into that dark and moody vibe and using a wallpaper reminiscent of an old tapestry. But when we decided the mustard tile had to go, it was time for a new vision.
While the room was basically a blank slate after demo, we’d already purchased the tile for the floor, so I knew my vision needed to include that. Other requirements were that the room couldn’t be too girly, too French, or too blue—all the rooms around it are a muddy blue green color.
I started brainstorming and threw around a few different ideas. Red toile? Something blue? Forestry or funky, or both?
While I’m still in the process of finalizing my vision for this room, I was so excited to see the mosaic tile (that I picked out and bought a year ago at Floor Décor & More) finally laid! The plan was to lay it wall to wall, but after our installer and I discussed the best direction for grout lines, I had a thought. You all know I am REALLY into nice wool rugs. It’s a problem. I have more rugs than floor available to cover. As an homage to my love of rugs, we decided to lay the Carrera Tile for the shower as a border around the mosaic. I really love how the border breaks up the mosaic and gives the room an elegant twist that wasn’t in the original plan.
David hammered out the concrete to get down to the old drain and our plumber did a quick job on replacing the drain line. The massive hole in my floor has been filled back in with concrete and sealed for waterproofing.
Now, we are back on track!
The tile installer is scheduled, the fixtures are somewhere between California and OKC, and I’m thinking through the remaining finishes. You all know this is my favorite part and I cannot wait to share some mood boards and get your feedback. I’ve been tinkering with repeating patterns to turn into wallpaper (or planner covers, wink wink) and getting a feel for the color palette to provide the warmth and comfort for our guests.
But for now, I’m off to Mornings with Mom with the kids. It’s a sweet time of fellowship and fun (and coffee and donuts) at school. I have to get out of my comfort zone (and out of my pajamas before 8 am!) to attend these events, but I’m always glad I went.