a different stripe

As part of the larger gut renovation for Aari and Barbara, a closet in their son Simon’s bedroom was converted into a powder room. Like other elements that had been lovingly assembled in anticipation of this project, a collection of tiles had been hand painted by dozens of friends at a pottery shop party for Simon. There were a lot of tiles, but not enough to complete even this small bathroom. The solution? The colorful tiles became a border in a punchy black and white scheme.

Also see the before and after video. 
Additional photos from this project can be viewed here.


Above: Rows of oversized porcelain tiles clad the walls, while bands of penny tiles stripe up the floor. The vanity is custom made to fit the tiny width. The hand painted tiles are held in a border of black liner tiles.

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Above: The bathroom wall color is matched to the bedroom bookcase. Stripes are repeated in the durable rug made from grey and aqua Flor tiles. Simon’s trundle bed is surrounded by all the art he loves, including a portrait of his parents – painted by a friend who reimagines them as the girl scouts they used to be.