We have recently had a lot of requests for vintage or retro tile selections. Either customers want that vintage look, or they are trying to make their bathroom compliment the era of their older home. I find the vintage or retro look charming, and it is even possible to update your current retro bathroom to a more handsome looking retro or vintage bathroom minus the 60’s “Pepto pink” or mauve and maroon tiles.
Subway tiles have been popular for centuries, and this bathroom features a more unique look with the subway tiles on the bathroom floor in a brick joint.
These subway tiles run horizontally from the floor up to the ceiling, and are combined with a farm house style wood vanity, paired with two vintage mirrors that add a little more character to an all white setting.
Of course, one can never go wrong with carrara marble. This option is a classical choice, and creates a retro look in the form of subway and hexagon tiles.
Take a look at this blogger’s Retro Bathroom Renovation, from teal to a look to steal! The homeowners have incorporated the classic white subway tiles, and the white hexagon with rosettes on the floor.
Stay tuned for a post on Retro Kitchens, and how you create your own Betty Crocker Bakery!
Hexagon tiles go back to the days of Roman Baths. These exquisite tiles are legendary, charming and very European looking. The six-sided polygon has been very popular for centuries, found in some of the most noted palaces throughout history.
Hexagon tiles can be magnificently colored. Strategic use of them can bring out hues in walls and furnishings with clarity. In addition to adding flair to a bathroom, they have been used in homes adorning sunrooms and garden porches.
The beauty of hexagon tiles has been passed down generation after generation. It has survived wars and floods and is both durable and exquisite.
Here’s a great example of hexagon tiles being used in a family’s mudroom. Beautiful, yet also durable.
A throwback to eras of the past is this simple use of white hexagon tiles.
Simple, yet also sophisticated, hexagon tiles can be used in so many different ways. Using a variety of colors lends itself to creating unique and interesting patterns.
One of my favorites is the Hexagon Mosaic Lagos Azul – Honed tile.
We are happy to help you pick out the right hexagon tiles for your next remodeling project. Just give us a call.
This has got to be one of the best before and after Bathroom Renovations I’ve ever seen!
Here’s what you need to accomplish this renovation:
Toto Soiree Toilet
HydroSystems Solo Jetted Tub
Vihara Glass- Minka Silk
Dillon Sconces from Restoration Hardware (Polished Chrome)
Grohe Faucets/Shower Heads Fixtures (Polished Chrome)
Calacatta Gold Slab Marble Countertops
Calacatta Gold Hexagon Tile Floor – 3″
Creations by Alno, Nicole style towel bars, rack, TP holder, etc.
Hunter Douglas Silhouette Window Covering
Cabinets: Bellmont by Pacific Crest, Monticello door style, Cherry wood with Java Stain