Moving along! The glass tile in the shower is a 3×12 pale green we are orienting vertically. A shampoo niche is carved in to the wall opposite the showerhead, to be lined with rectangular glass mosaic tile in a blue/green/brown mix.
We’re using the same mosaic tile on the entire wall behind the new vanity, around the window, mirror and sconces.
The floor tile is 12×12 ceramic in a tan/green which blends in to the scheme of the room. The makore vanity cabinet from City Cabinetmakers picks up the brown in the wall tile.
The fireplace has been tiled. The new hearth stone – a limestone slab from Ann Sacks called Topo Azul – is put in place, and the new simple mantle built – to be painted. Finish details to follow.
A few weeks have gone by. . once the walls were taped, mudded and sanded we moved ahead to install new flooring – 3.25″ white oak – soon to be sanded and finished.
Once the floors went in we moved ahead placing cabinet boxes. We are installing kitchens designed by a local Scavolini [their website has some groovy tunes] shop. We used the same finish in both apartments to tie the building together.
I’m excited to see the tile from Heath Ceramics start going in, they have a really beautiful handmade quality. We are using mostly white tile in the bathrooms and kitchens to leave a clean color slate, but we chose a mix of pale greens for one of the bathrooms of the upper unit, and a brown for the master bath shower. The vanity cabinets in all bathrooms are rift white oak custom made from City Cabinetmakers here in San Francisco.
This mix of green tiles will cover the walls surrounding the bathtub/shower to the ceiling. Interior doors are being installed – we chose a two-panel square sticking style to be a cleaner version of traditional. A stack of original wood moulding awaits reuse.