I’ve put off the thought of expensive purchases in relation to the master bathroom as long as I could.
The master bathroom needs to be painted, a tile floor laid, and the shower walls tiled. $$$$
Recently I’ve made some decisions and am ready to put my money where my
mouth brain is.
I just love the intricacy of basketweave tile.
My first consideration was the bathroom floor which I knew I wanted to have in white marble basketweave.
White Venatino marble tile with a grey dot.
There were lots of choices but ultimately our favorite is the Ida white Venatino with Marmara grey from Best Tile. I looked for the same tile at other stores but could not find it with the grey marble dot.
There are lots of choices with marble basketweave tile.
The Tile Shop only has black dots, blue dots, and green dots. Too harsh for me.
Marble basketweave tile with white grout.
This is the same marble basketweave with “warm gray” grout.
In addition the grout color makes a huge difference and we have decided to go with grey grout. Truly, it changes the character of the tile.
3″ by 6″ subway tile comes in many shades.
To go with this tile on the walls of the shower I have chosen matte white ice tile.
Marble tile on the floor and white ice matte subway on the shower walls.
While looking at 3 shades of white matte tile I really liked the creamy white but when I laid it next to the floor marble it was clear that white ice in the matte finish was the best choice.
The master suite palette is mostly on the cool side of the spectrum.
I priced the tile at various shops and there is a huge difference in price. Since I need 140 square feet of wall tile, 50 cents can mean a fairly large price differential. One salesman tried to talk me into a glossy white tile and I said that “offended my esthetic”. He backed off.
I might like a countertop of white river granite unless the price is just too much.
After choosing the tile I laid my grey Benjamin Moore swatches next to the tile and the swatch for the adjacent hallway (Moonlight) and the bedroom (Virtuoso). The ceiling is pink throughout.
Coventry gray by Benjamin Moore should look good with the marble tile in the master bathroom.
My choice for the wall color is Coventry Gray.
Secret by Benjamin Moore for the built-ins.
I have picked the dark grey Benjamin Moore color “Secret” from their Affinity line to paint the bottom of the linen closet in the hall and the bookshelves in the bedroom. My plan is to use the gallon of “Sparrow” I bought here to create a similar color by mixing my own paint.
A 78-inch long double sink vanity goes under the casement window in the master bathroom.
I still need to select (and buy) a double sink vanity with a countertop, toilet, and fixtures.
We’re looking for an ADA toilet. After all, what’s a bathroom without a toilet?
And I wonder why I get held up!
What are you mixing up? Havoc? Serenity?