Mosaic tiles are found in many different sizes, materials, colors and textures.
In this NYC bathroom, the mosaic used here is a beautiful ocean hued matte stone finish. What impressed me was the notion to keep it SIMPLE, people!
When designing a smaller space, try to keep the color palette monochromatic or use colors that harmonize well together, as pictured. The blues, greens, greys and whites of this tile, installed floor-to-ceiling, create a calm guest bathroom that is timeless.
I often design spaces with a pedestal sink for more of an ‘airy’ feel. Another benefit to pedestals is that it’s friendly on the wallet. Cost-wise, I have to think a pedestal plus a faucet versus a cabinet that would still need a sink, countertop, knobs/handles and faucet, not to mention a little more detail and time needed for installation. The downside to a pedestal is the lack of storage (extra toilet paper, etc). Having a cabinet above with a mirror helps for some shallow storage, but keep this in mind when redesigning a bathroom.
If it’s a guest bath, pedestals often work out great because the need for a lot of storage isn’t there…for a master bath, I highly recommend cabinetry either at your vanity sink space or elsewhere in the room.
Looking up close, you can see the tranquil hues of the ocean-inspired blues, greens and whites of this mosaic tile. Many different tile vendors offer mosaic patterns in squares (12″ x 12″ or larger) which makes it a little easier for a DIY application, if you so choose.
What makes this bathroom space appear larger is the floor-to-ceiling use of the tile application. I personally like the look, as it makes the ceiling appear larger, the space seems more luxurious, and reassembles an expensive hotel bath right in your home!
What are you thoughts of tiling floor-to-ceiling? Do you showcase this application anywhere in your home?