Slate tile flooring runs from the front porch through the foyer and into the laundry and mudroom spaces in the HGTV Dream Home 2014. In this hallway, rustic antique wood cabinet showcases retro signs. The rich blue hue of the console and ottomans nods to nearby Lake Tahoe.
A large box in shape and appearance, the foyer is designed to connect the home's public and private wings. The foyer's far wall is framed out with painted pine trim. Inside each 34-inch square lies a panel of corrugated steel, a rustic building material that finds a new sleek, sophisticated interior application.
This master bathroom boasts an oval freestanding bathtub positioned in front of a slate tile accent wall. A built-in glass shelf provides space for stowing bathroom essentials, while neutral tile wall tiles frame a glass panel door that leads to an outdoor space.
The clean lines of the floating ceiling detail, oven hood and cabinetry work with the contrast of dark and light tones of the color palette to create a Zen-like feel in this open kitchen. The slate tiles carried across the island and up the wall and the granite countertops add a touch of earthiness to this otherwise contemporary space.
No matter your home’s age or interior style, a display of copper cookware always lends a sense of history in the kitchen. Atlanta interior designer Devon Garner pulled together her client’s copper pot collection to complement the colors in the slate tile hood and create a rich, Old World effect. But you don’t have to be a copper connoisseur to achieve the same result. Rummage through pots and pans at flea markets and antiques shops to find dull bargains that may shine again with a bit of polishing.
Upon entering the foyer of the 2014 HGTV Dream Home, slate tile is underfoot and stately urn pendant lights are overhead. The wide space is illuminated by a row of windows and sliding doors that open to the courtyard patio.
A popular way to integrate storage into a shower is with a wall niche, but adding one can be a costly addition. An excellent cost-saving alternative is to use a mitered piece of tile installed into the corner as a floating shelf. The only added labor is the cutting off the shelf tile, as well as any wall tile to which it will be attached.