Lots of progress this week! The tile is pretty much completely installed. We were short one box of the master shower wall tile. Normally this wouldn't be a big deal, but its a new porcelain Calcutta tile and its been really popular, so in between when I ordered it and when it got installed, it went out of stock and is backordered until June! After the panic wore off, my lovely tile guru at Best tile in Dedham called me to tell me she found one lonely box in their Albany warehouse. Phew
I love all the tile so much. I really agonized over the tile for the master bath especially, since I'm going for a more modern vibe in this house, but not so modern that it looks totally out of place in a 200 year old colonial. For the girls bath we went with a simple greige penny round on the floor and 6x6 white tile in an offset pattern on the tub wall. I didn't want to spend any real money in here because I plan to wallpaper. For the master bath I'm really excited about the marble look without the maintenance. And I have always loved Calcutta marble. This is a good fake, non?
The third picture above is the powder bath. Like most people, I'm really digging the patterned tiles, but I'm a little concerned about their trendiness. So, I decided this was the perfect room. Its a tiny bathroom and there is not a lot we can do with the space, so it was a perfect dressing up without committing to a whole kitchen floor of the patterned tile.
Cabinets got delivered this week and the carpenters start next monday!