We have our first referral from the work we did at Aqua Restaurant at Rosemary Beach. Our clients (the wife–a total artist at heart, the husband–an architect, and two young boys) were vacationing on 30A in Florida recently. She loves the whole rustic-modern vibe and is planning for their 1910 Grant Park home (Atlanta) to have the same feel. They are in the throes of a total gut job there, so they called us for some guidance when they returned home. (Thanks, Kim & Kevin!–the owners of Aqua and La Crema)
Oh, it would be so cool to live in Grant Park. It is one of the oldest (and coolest) neighborhoods in the city. The homes are from the turn of the 20th Century and, thus, filled with hardwoods, stained-glass windows, tall ceilings and inherent charm. Our clients’ home is no different. We are excited to be invited to be on board!
Some of what you find in Grant Park:
First matter of business: tile for the new master bath
One thing they know for certain? They want Tabarka terracotta tiles on the bathroom floor. They are gorgeous! They are antiqued and each one painted by hand.
We narrowed down their favorites to two:
How beautiful are these? And all the colors you see above (the vintage green, the royal blue, etc.) can all be changed. You can mix and match each style & color you love. Here are the colors:
(the color scheme for the home? lots of gray & white with hints of turquoise, navy, poppy and yellow…okay, and green, too.)
The tile is, shall we say, not plain. To make it work on the floor, we are editing what we do everywhere else–matte subway tiles, light grout, chunky wooden vanity (but clean-lined), simple frameless mirrors. The only other bold choice are polished brass fittings & faucets!
kinda like these bathrooms below (I don’t know proper credits)
(as featured in BHG, photo by Rob Brinson, styled by Annette Joseph)
I’m not sure if they are used in this kitchen, but how gorgeous for a kitchen floor or wall?
I hope you have a beautiful weekend…..no news on the home front yet. We countered again this morning. Of course I’ll let you know! (Their realtor said “our offer was quite low for a seller’s environment”…..the drama continues.