Chris Loves Julia’s Modern Colonial Marble Bathroom

Donning a chic custom floor pattern and layers of swoon-worthy tile working in harmony, the recent bathroom renovation completed by husband and wife duo Chris and Julia Marcum of Chris Loves Julia is infused with thoughtful design down to every last detail.

primary wall tile: hampton carrara polished subway | floor tiles: hex matte black & hampton carrara tumbled
design & photography: chris loves julia
Marble tiled bathroom featuring black and white penny round custom floor pattern and dark wood vanity
Featuring: Hampton Carrara Polished Subway, Hex Matte Black, Hampton Carrara Tumbled Hex, Hampton Carrara Polished Durand, Hampton Carrara Polished Barnes, Imperial Black Gloss Ceramic Square Pencil, Hampton Carrara Polished Skirting, Hampton Carrara Polished Shower Curb. Design and Photography by Chris Loves Julia.

Inspired by one of the first DIY projects they tackled in their new North Carolina Modern Colonial home – a custom penny round floor pattern for the powder room – Julia created a similar look in this space with 1″ hex tiles made of matte black porcelain and Hampton Carrara marble.

This tile project ended up being the most intricate but also one of the most beautiful tile jobs we have done in a home.

Julia Marcum

So, aside from walls lined in Hampton Carrara subway tile and the striking custom floor pattern, what is it that elevates this bathroom from beautiful to breathtaking? Trim. Trim. And more trim. While these small tile accents may seem subtle, this design proves how much impact they really can have. The sleek black pencil liner draws the eye throughout the space and offers the perfect amount of contrast, while the marble durand adorns walls with dimension and interest in the form of elegant box trim.

Keep scrolling to see if you can spot even more tile trim and finishing pieces Chris and Julia used in this space!


For a more in-depth look at this space, as well as the renovation process from start to finish, be sure to visit the Chris Loves Julia blog. Or, if you’re itching to see more of their drool-worthy bathroom design work, tour the breathtaking Modern Cottage Primary Bathroom in their previous home featuring our moody Silver Mist limestone collection from top to bottom.

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