Saturday, 9 April 2016

Dream Bathroom - is it about to happen?

After 17 years of living with our perfectly functional yet "delightfully old fashioned" bathroom (which was designed installed for an 80 year old gentleman), finally we are going to bite the bullet and UPDATE IT!   woooooooohooooooooooo!

Just take a look at the glorious detail of this tile - I'm just thankful that there is just the one and the rest is at least (boring, clinical) white....

So I have been mulling over how to create the luxurious boutique hotel bathroom style that I want, but on the limited budget that we have.....

Enter the wonderful Tile Mountain who have a fabulous range of bathroom and kitchen floor and wall tiles at incredible prices.  

I really am not a fan of the ubiquitous (and utilitarian) Metro tile that seems to adorn every redesigned kitchen and bathroom I enter at the moment, so I'll be heading for large tiles in my new bathroom design which are found in all the most luxurious hotel bathrooms I've seen.

This Dark Emparador tile would be fantastic - our bathroom faces north so will never be filled with natural light so I'd rather go for a moody look with bright task lighting over the bathroom mirror so hubby doesn't cut himself shaving!  
Photo courtesy of Tile Mountain

 This Ribera range also appeals a great deal - I love the detail on the tiles which appear to be like natural riven stone

Photo courtesy of Tile Mountain

And finally, for the floor, I'd continue the warm moody feel with these Premium tiles, again from Tile Mountain - hope you noticed that I am half way to styling a great bathroom already with my orange towels in existing bathroom picture above!  ;)

I love using Pinterest to bring together home decor ideas so headed over to make a new board for my Dream Bathroom.  I decided to take a look to see if Tile Mountain had a Pinterest board too for inspiration, and sure enough, they do - you can see it here.    Whilst browsing, I saw this fab burnished metal effect large format tile that I'm sure would be suitable for both floor and walls in my new bathroom - perfect!

 Happy Days!  We're on the countdown to the builder arriving now so I'd better make my final decisions on which tiles to have soon!