Behind the Scenes: Surface Selections
Well we finally hit the challenge - there is always a challenge in any interiors project. Mine was the finish on the wood floors. It took 15 tries to finally match the white oak with a white wash that I wanted. Luckily, we got the result I was looking for! The surfaces in the home are so important, so I’m taking the time to get everything right in my renovated home. Here’s a behind-the-scenes look at my surface selections, from paint to tile to marble!
In the kitchen, I wanted to go with a mix of light tones and neutrals to give a clean and modern look. There’s a lot of texture, which will add dimension, and a pop of a gorgeous blue-grey color. For the backsplash, I’m using Walker Zanger’s Quartet from the Robert AM Stern Collection - it’s the tile below with the mix of circles and squares. The floor (with the right finish!) is also shown below, along with the counter selection, which is Walker Zanger’s Calacata Belgia. The cabinetry will be painted with Sherwin-Williams Little Falls and the trim will be Sherwin-Williams Pure White.
Utility Room Selections
In the utility room, the standout feature will be the GORGEOUS cement tiles called Vox from Walker Zanger. They look so good - and if you haven’t see the video I posted on Instagram about how they were installed, be sure to go see it! The counters will be Walker Zanger’s Calacata Belgia to complement the nearby kitchen and butler’s pantry. And the paint is fabulous - it’s Sherwin-Williams Waterloo and will look fantastic with the floors. And my go-to trim color of Pure White will be used here, too.
Master Bath Selections
Now hold onto your hats, because the surfaces in this room are AMAZING! The star of the show is going to be the wall behind the tub, along with the counters. I’m using Walker Zanger Calacata Macchia Vecchia with a gorgeous gold color. It gives me chills every time I look at it! To complement it, I’m using a white Bianco Bello standard marble on the shower walls and a white penny tile on the shower floor. And the Benjamin Moore Metropolitan color on the cabinets will pull out that gray, while the trim keeps that crisp Pure White color.
Powder & Guest Bath Selections
If you’ve read this blog for any amount of time, you know how much I love to create custom looks on walls, especially in a powder bath. It’s just a great room for a WOW moment. So I am having a custom faux finish created for my powder bath that is ethereal and serene. It’s going to be a standout!
The “wow” factor in the guest bath will be the stunning tile. It’s Walker Zanger’s Robert AM Stern collection in Deep Sea, and it will be complemented by Sherwin-Williams In the Navy paint color.
So what do you think about the surface selections for my renovated home? I cannot wait to show you the finished rooms - we’re only a month or two from that big reveal!
As for me, back to work! We still have a lot to accomplish!