This master bathroom has a high window allowing light and privacy and a contrast of modern cabinetry with classic subway and decorative concrete tile. A floral floor pattern brings life into the all white modern design.
A patterned cement tile fireplace is surrounded by built-in bookcases that display the homeowners' favorite books and accessories. The heather gray chaise pairs with navy armchairs and a gold coffee table for a comfortable living area.
A muted color palette provides a simple backdrop that allows a boldly patterned wallpaper -- an affordable alternative to similar looking cement tile -- to pop in this compact kitchen. Oversized light pendants add additional visual interest to the chic space.
Cherry wood strip flooring, curved and bent in a pattern matching the radial form of the residence, is a spectacular example of the attention to detail in this modern kitchen. High-end finishes, like the Cambria quartz countertops, offsets the industrial elegance of the cast-in-place structural concrete wall. Floating storage echoes the elevated kitchen islands and influences the open feel.
Contemporary glass doors lead from the courtyard into the stylish kitchen of this home in San Jose Del Cabo, Mexico. The entrance reveals cement floor tiles with a graphic pattern design and a show-stopping copper kitchen island, which serves to balance the use of dark wood for the ceiling and island countertop.
Squares of grass are set between concrete tiles to create a textural checked pattern in front of this cottage storage shed. The natural rock exterior of the shed extends out on the privacy wall encompassing the swimming pool. Flowering plants and shrubs create a planted border hugging the wall adding soft natural color and texture.
A powder room is a great place to create a sense of drama as it is small and intimate and is visited for just a few minutes at a time. The black/white/gray geometric cement tiles continue the theme from the kitchen to bathroom. The pattern in this powder room is a bit different but the flooring adds a bit more drama.
To bring a bold look to the breakfast counter without breaking the budget, designer Caitlin McCarthy opted for a wallpaper that mimics a popular cement tile pattern. The counter and barstools serve as the primary dining area in this compact city condo, leaving room for a larger living area.
From compartmentalized and dated to open and bright with modern twists, this California bathroom gives a nod to the home's mid-century origins. Modern elements like the freestanding tub and vessel sinks mix with eclectic and bohemian touches, including leather cabinet pulls, patterned concrete tile and a traditional carpet.
“We’d liked that the kitchen was in good shape, but it was bland,” says Katie. All the oak cabinets needed for pep was a facelift, in the form of vivid green paint and brass hardware. Small-scale subway tile for the backsplash made the space seem bigger and brighter; ditto for the hip cement floor tile from Granada Tile. The pattern plays off the delicate print of the Thibaut-fabric Roman shade.
This neutral stone tile patio features a gorgeous contemporary infinity pool flanked by concrete fire bowls. An outdoor kitchen with a built-in grilling area is located just next to the pool, while meticulous landscaping –– including a wall with climbing plants arranged in a diamond pattern –– adds a finishing touch.
With a corrugated metal roof and large cutouts, this outdoor lounge offers shelter from the afternoon sun and encourages cool breezes. Throw pillows and an area rug in soft, neutral hues help showcase the subtle texture of the structure itself: the brushed concrete, the beams radiating from the built-in fireplace and the unique pattern of the tile flooring.
This remodel was in conjunction with a few other projects in one residence, all in preparation for the arrival of a new baby.
The shower stayed in the same place, although the plumbing was moved. The toilet was moved to the opposite wall, and the sink was moved to the center of the bathroom. A freestanding tub was then installed on the opposite wall from the shower. Classic white subway tile on the shower walls and tub wall create a clean backdrop for the geometric pattern cement floor tiles.
Low-maintenance laminate flooring offers an enormous variety of styles, colors and patterns. It's similar to engineered wood in that a top wear layer is backed by layers of plywood or compressed fiber backing that is extremely stable. The big difference is that the top layer is not real wood but a plastic coating applied over a photograph. The photo-realism technology that’s used produces look-alike finishes indistinguishable from real wood and other materials such as stone, ceramic tile, even stained concrete.