Installation Stories: A Hexagon Shower Accent
Tile colors shown: Azurine, Basil, Prussian Blue, and Sea Foam
One of our favorite shapes will always be the Hexagon, and we love seeing the creative ways our customers use this timeless pattern. After falling in love with the shape, Brittany knew she wanted to use the Hexagon to create a playful pop of pattern in her French-Country meets modern bathroom remodel. After ordering a variety of samples she ended up choosing our 3" Hexagon in a blend of Azurine, Basil, Boundary Waters and Sea Foam to create a eye-catching shower accent, and we are in love with the result!
Hi Brittany! First of all how did you hear about Fireclay Tile?
Brittany – I was working for an interior designer at the time when I learned about Fireclay Tile. Coincidentally, I was looking for unique tile for a clients home and stumbled upon the Fireclay website and was instantly in love! I was amazed by the concept, the colors, the fact that they are recycled and custom-made, and the overall beauty of every product available. Fortunately, my husband and I were also about to start our own remodel after a leak was found in our existing shower. I knew it was meant to be!
I contacted Lauren, who was the BEST, and she provided me with sample after sample until I found the perfect combo of 3" Hexagon tiles for the look I was trying to achieve. At times I thought I had the right colors but was questioning something different, and Lauren never hesitated to send more samples just to make sure I was 100% satisfied. I was so impressed by her patience.
What did your kitchen look like before the remodel?
Brittany – There really was nothing special about this space, which is why I was really excited to create something new and make it memorable. Our home is a typical tract home built in 1988 and had very little character to begin with–Just your usual slap it together and move to the next home idea. I'm such a huge fan of detailed craftsman homes, charming elegance with hints of French country meets modern. I love mixing old rustic with new and making statements with beautiful palettes of color. I knew I wanted to infuse that concept into this room as I have so many others in our home.
Brittany – I had high hopes for moving fixtures and tearing down walls to change the layout of the room entirely, but we were limited in our budget and had few options after reviewing the original home plans. We were able to stick with the same layout and still create a more open, warm and inviting, unique space. My favorite pieces of the room are an old dresser I found from a local estate shop that we sanded and stained and now serves as a double vanity, and the feature hexagon wall in the shower!
What type of look were you going for?
Brittany – Clean, sophisticated, with hints of French country.
How did you come up with your color scheme and design?
Brittany – I went with what felt natural to me, and with keeping true to the theme in the rest of the home.
Why did you choose to use the Hexagon pattern?
Brittany – I pulled an image out of a magazine a long time ago and pinned it to my vision board. It was of a kitchen with brick floors and a feature wall behind the bar that was all Hexagon tiles. At the time when I discovered it, I had no idea where in my home I might create something like that, but I knew I wanted to play with that look. Something about taking a shape that naturally translates as modern and pairing it with soft, antique fixtures sounded so wonderful to me.
How did the installation process go? Did you face any challenges? Did you work with a tile installer?
Brittany – The install was great, although we did have some minor issues with our plumbing. We worked with Sunterra Tile & Stone and SD Marble & Granite Works. Both teams were amazing! All in all it was a great experience and the shower reflects all the hard work that went into it.
Did you work with a designer on your project?
Brittany – Just me!
Thanks for chatting with us, Brittany!