Sugar & Cloth: Master Bathroom Floor
Ashley Rose of lifestyle blog Sugar & Cloth takes her master bathroom from standard to standout with a statement-making blend of blues floor tile in Hexite. We're sharing this swoon-worthy space (including what it looked like before) on today's blog!
First, meet Ashley!
Can you tell me a bit about yourself and what you do? Where are you based?
I’m Ashley Rose, the founder and editor of the lifestyle blog Sugar & Cloth in Houston, Texas.
How did you hear about Fireclay Tile? What did you enjoy about the experience? What are your favorite products?
Fireclay was on my radar after spotting several unique tile installations on Instagram.
Why do you love tile?
The mix and matching possibilities are endless!
Now, onto your bathroom project!
Can you tell me about your master bathroom? What did it look like before? What did you change?
We kept the biggest part of the master bathroom footprint the same, with the exception of closing off a strange pass through door and expanding the shower. This meant we were really just updating the existing layout to match our style which saved a lot of money in terms of construction costs.
What type of look or aesthetic were you going for?
I like to think that we have a modern style with a touch of classic and dash of quirkiness, haha!
How did you come up with your color scheme and design?
Blue is always a safe color for being gender neutral in main areas of the house, and I fell in love with the Hexite Fireclay design right away. It was just a matter of picking which colors of blue and letting the floor be the statement piece for the room.
Why did you choose the Hexite shape? Were there any other contenders?
I knew I wanted to do blue right off the bat, but we did go back and forth on whether to do the custom Hexite pattern using multiple colors of blue or sticking with the same color family for all of them. I can’t say that the tile installers loved me micromanaging each placement of the different blues, but I love how it turned out!
What made you go for a blend of colors vs. a single color?
The blend of colors really adds a level of interest and uniqueness to the space. Our house is a 1970’s mid century home with lots of character, so I felt like it tied in nicely with have a custom touch.
How did the installation process go? Did you face any challenges? Did you work with a tile installer or contractor?
Since there is no set pattern for this tile in order to get the random blue placements, it was definitely a group effort on approving the layout before grouting. It took a few tries before we really got it right, but was so worth it.
How was designing for your own home? Lessons learned?
I love getting to rethink and already existing space, so it’s a joy for me to renovate! This time around was trickier than others simply because the home had a lot of hidden issues that we had to deal with along the way. Next time I would definitely get multiple inspection reports!
What are your 3 best design tips?
Do your due diligence to not over-improve a space, or design it to be too niche if you’re planning to resell any time soon!
- Go with your gut — if something feels off or you just don’t love it, see if there is an affordable work around before committing too much
- When all else fails, you can never go wrong with classic patterns neutral colors
What Fireclay products are you dying to use in future projects?
I have my eye on the colorful glass tiles!
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