A modern stainless steel faucet turns over the white bathtub in this master bathroom. A long window positioned above the tub lets in natural light while keeping the tub comfortably private. Neutral travertine tile walls add a beautiful finish against the sleek tub and wood floating shelves.
The spa-like master bathroom of HGTV Dream Home 2012 showcases Turkish travertine tile, maple cabinetry in a chestnut finish and iridescent glass mosaic tile. Spotlit by a double-tier iron chandelier, the tub niche creates a dramatic focal point that is visible from the master bedroom.
This contemporary kitchen features tumbled travertine backsplash with glass tile inset. Large light fixtures help to really set the room off. The antique silver of the lighting ties to pewter serving pieces found in the space.
While not common in bedrooms on a top floor due to load, noise and instability of subfloor, natural stone tile is a popular choice for ranch-style homes in the hot Southwest since it has a cooler feel under foot. And in climates that experience some seasonal chill, stone works great with radiant heating because it maintains and distributes the heat better than wood. Photo courtesy of Inalco
The variances in the travertine wall tiles and hand-crafted mosaics add character and interest to this southwest-style bathroom. A gold-framed mirror and enchanting sconce lights add a touch of elegance to the space.