Tile. Oh the tile. Tile is very permanent. While it's fun and pretty to look at pretty tile, it was NOT fun to coordinate tile for the whole house. I solicited the help of several friends, one in particular (poor soul), who got the brunt of all of our tile angst. I'm sooooooo glad all those choices are over and done. The hardest part was not picking tiles that I liked, but coordinating them with the other features in the room. I'm not good at picturing things that aren't 3D. Friends were a big help in this department.
We were going with the themes of historical and timeless. Tile is not fun to rip out. I want to like it in 10 years. If I used a trendier tile, I put it in a small area where it wouldn't be a big deal to change.
Carrara in the master shower.
A wet saw cut up in our bedroom.
Subway tile for the boy's shower.
This tile for the boy's bathroom floor.
Small hexagon tile in the powder bath. I LOVE this tile. It was an easy decision.
This lantern tile for the guest bath.
This gray plank tile in the guest room.
Living room fireplace. This might be my favorite tile in the house.
Subway tile backsplash. I thought about doing something more fun, but I'm thrilled with how this looks. It's a cheap and timeless option... the best of both worlds.
It's almost starting to look like a house now :)