Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Checking on Jobs

I've been making site visits and doing final touches on a few of my projects. 

I'm so excited to see how the modern bathroom is progressing.  I posted about the plan for this bathroom HERE.

It's all about the tile on this job and after much tedious work laying everything out just the way I wanted, the tile installer is on his way, getting a smooth, beautiful installation. 

(This was an installer I haven't worked with before and he didn't like me much at first!  I'm a LITTLE picky.)

We're moving along now and things are looking great. This is a great example of how design sometimes has to be worked out in the field.  The back wall here had settled and was tilting out from the floor to the ceiling (exterior wall). Since the tile must wrap around the corner the way it does, the angle in the wall would've shown as angled cuts in the tile.  That whole wall had to be floated to get straight cuts. 



The concept here is to make this space seem as big as possible, hence the horizontal banding with tile wrapping around the room continuously. I had planned for the tile to be run with a grout joint centered on the sink at the vanity.  Once we laid it out, we discovered that it looked better in the corner of the shower with a  1/2  tile at the end to appear as if it wraps around the corner.  Then I shifted the center line of the tile to the vanity center and liked that layout much better. I know, boring......but these little things are sooooo important!  Those shampoo niches HAD to be exactly centered in the tile band, same with the wall sconces at the vanity.  An inch off would just kill it for me!


Before windows - single pane traditional


Not for this modern bathroom!


After windows - double pane rain glass

A sheer pleated shade will cover these for some softness and more horizontal lines.



Corner fireplace in the master bedroom on this job.


Before
That little tiny piece of painted wood on the left is a mini door to put your hand into the wall to turn on the gas. !!!   We fixed that.

You can't see it under the propped up tile, but there's a proper escutcheon and key for the gas valve installed now.  I love this slate, Thorntree's Emerald Green. It looks great just butted together with no grout.  The variation in thickness of the tile gives it a real natural stone appearance.  Outside edges are all bullnosed for a clean installation.



Another bathroom remodel site visit, this one is traditional.



Still work to be done on the cabinetry, caulking at the sinks, mirror frame finish to be applied, etc.  The tile work here is impeccable.  Love the tone on tone glass and onyx mosaic.  It looks like it was made for the Zin limestone counters.






Finishing touches on another project.


Some Tableaux grilles were installed in the vacant looking windows below.  We didn't need window treatments way up there, just some kind of delineation and interest. The Tableaux worked well with the railing and front door ironwork.  Accessorizing will happen later on down the road.





You can see how vacant these windows looked before the Tableaux grilles were installed.


I really love going to job sites, seeing it all fall into place.  It's just the best part of design.



I'm so excited about being named a Design award winner from Houzz.com!

The Best of Remodeling, Houston award is based on the number of times my work's professional images have been saved into personal ideabooks.  (They even sent me a press release!)
Thank you, Houzz.com!


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9 comments:

A Delightful Design said...

Congratulations! I think you are incredibly talented, and I love watching your designs come to life.
Abby

designchic said...

Congrats on the houzz award - love seeing the transformations in the homes you do!!

Mona Thompson Providence Ltd. said...

Congratulations and so deserved. Your eye for detail is amazing. These jobs are really coming along nicely. I'm totally in love with the powder bath you did that I posted last week. I'm sure that it was a huge boost to your hits on Houz. Have a great day. Mona

Taylor Greenwalt said...

Congrats Carla! You are one talented lady. Go girl.....

Splendid Sass said...

Carla-
Congratulations on your well-deserved award! You do beautiful work. I have never worked with tiles this tiny, but you have given me inspiration!
Everything here is perfection,
Happy Thursday.
Teresa
xoxo

Marivic said...

ooh, I'm doing some remodeling now and this just reminded me to get back there with my camera so I can do some before and afters! Can't wait for the final reveal of the finished bathrooms!

Kellie Collis said...

These look wonderful! Love the tiles in the bathrooms and the window grills you made. Have a gorgeous weekend, Kellie xx

Red Door Home said...

Love seeing designers who can decorate in a variety of styles to fit the homeowner. The tile is wonderful!

Anonymous said...

These are going to be really beautiful bathrooms!

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