I've recently worked on some kitchen and bath projects that have afforded me the opportunity to use a variety of materials in order to create some very unique looks.
One project, a 1980s home, involved updating four bathrooms that featured combinations of rose, blue, green and white. The client desired a toned-down, subtle, natural look for each of the bathrooms.
For the largest, a combination of botticino marble with beautiful peach and beige tones and a crackled tile in the softest of beige/peach created a sophisticated and light guest bathroom. Lighting was updated from simple Hollywood bulbs to strip lighting with soft, frosted glass and polished nickel accents to coordinate with new polished nickel fixtures.
The smaller bathrooms featured variations on travertine, with fantastic mosaic and pebble accents, and beautiful traverine or granite countertops. The look was transformed from cute and dated to tailored and natural.
A recent kitchen renovation centered around the color blue given the client's fondness for the color. Grey/blue slate tiles were laid on the floor in interesting patterns and size variations, and soft wedgewood blue cabinets with beadboard detailing contributed to a casual feeling. We used Blue Pearl granite on the countertops. Sounds like alot of blue but the end result was nothing short of stunning, as the different visual layers all came together in a very subtle way.
Sunny yellow and white backsplash tile accents added a cheery note, and pendant lighting with yellow/amber colored shades added whimsy. Even on dark, rainy days, the new kitchen is bright and upbeat as a result of the fun color palette and plenty of general and task lighting.
Here are some of the tiles that we used for the baths. Beautiful!
And here are some selections we used for the kitchens: