My interior style isn’t for the faint hearted. I generally go for a neutral base with bold splashes of colour and pattern. Last year I renovated the family bathroom using the ‘Bertie’ tile and a whole lot of colour and pattern.
This year, my guest bathroom is ready for its makeover, nothing has changed in there since we moved in six years ago and I suspect for a good few years before that. It is whiter than white with zero personality, not my style at all as you may have gathered!
I began my search for a floor tile as the starting point for my scheme. There are a few considerations; the floor space is shaped like a ‘T’ so I wanted a relatively large pattern repeat, and the corner bath, which has to stay, has a curved front so I wanted big, square tiles for ease of cutting. The final things on my checklist for floor tiles were bold pattern and neutral colour, I want an eye-catching tile that works with and not against the bold colours I love to use in my decor. The ‘feature floors illusion tile’ and the ‘Henry grey Matt tile’ caught my eye as two solid options.
When the samples arrived and I tried them in the space, the Henry tile stood out with its larger pattern and subtle texture, I also love the fact that they can be laid in different rotations to create either a star or box illusion pattern which I have yet to decide on.
Next up was choosing a backsplash tile for around the bath and sink. I was looking for a white tile for this because I plan to experiment with using one of my accent colours in the grout and want a good contrast. I began looking for standard subway tiles which I have seen do this look brilliantly when the ‘White Marble Hexagon Wall & Floor tile’ caught my eye and I fell in love! This shape and detail of this tile are absolutely beautiful and I can’t wait to give it my own twist.
With the tiles chosen, I set about creating a mood board to try them alongside the accent colours I have in mind for this scheme which are yellow, green and pink. The crisp lines of the hexagon tile pop against the emerald green I have chosen for the grout and the greys of the Henry tile stand up to my bold yellow and compliment my softer pink which I am planning to use to paint the base of the bath. The walls will remain white and I will be adding some more playful accessories to personalise the space further. I can’t wait to show you how it all comes together!