1820's Master Bath Reno

I just received the faucets for a master bathroom renovation. I'm in love with them. I realize not everyone gets quite as excited as I do about faucets!  They are in polished nickel from the Easton line of Waterworks. The patina is so beautiful and they feel heavy and fabulous in your hand.  They are perfect for the 1820's home. I'm meeting with the home owners this afternoon to finalize the paint colors and can't wait for them to hold the shower handle.

The home is is shingle style and beautifully restored with the exception of a few rooms- the master bathroom included. Its an odd shaped room and has great paneling and molding. We wanted to keep the style cool and clean.

 Master Bath Materials  Lamp Room Grey Paint from Farrow and Bal l, DCK-5 Paint from Donald Kaufman, Subway tile and Fluid basket weave tile from Nemo Tile, the marble is a place holder for a Calcutta slab we need to choose.

Master Bath Materials Lamp Room Grey Paint from Farrow and Ball, DCK-5 Paint from Donald Kaufman, Subway tile and Fluid basket weave tile from Nemo Tile, the marble is a place holder for a Calcutta slab we need to choose.

We're using a classic fluid basket weave in black in white for the floors. I searched for a long time to find just the right tile. If you look closely to the sample you can see how the rectangle is slightly tapered in the middle. Once the grout is in place is has wonderful movement. We'll use an unglazed version which will patina nicely and add to the timeless quality. It took me a month to find just the right tile. I saw it in an Architectural Digest article from 2003.

 Architectural Digest 2003

Architectural Digest 2003

 Inspiration with black and white tile. The home has very similar paneling to this photo. We won't be going as dark on the paneling.

Inspiration with black and white tile. The home has very similar paneling to this photo. We won't be going as dark on the paneling.