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Chris Loves Julia’s Modern Cottage Bathroom

Get ready to step inside this breathtaking primary bathroom designed by the lovely husband and wife duo, Chris and Julia Marcum of Chris Loves Julia. The Marcums completed this project in their Idaho home earlier this year before recently moving across the country to North Carolina. Featuring our Silver Mist Honed Limestone collection, this dreamy bathroom is a perfect mix of contemporary and traditional, living up to the home’s modern cottage style.

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When designing this space, Julia wanted to find a tile that would coordinate well with the bluish grey paint color used in the adjoining primary bedroom and closet. She fell in love with our Silver Mist collection for its beautiful mix of warm- and cool-toned greys.

I love choosing neutrals that lean toward a color, in this case, a warm blue, because it just makes it so much more interesting. 

Julia Marcum, Chris Loves Julia

Julia dives into more detail about her decision to mix tiles from the Silver Mist collection on the Chris Loves Julia blog.

Featuring mosaics, trim, and field tiles in a variety of styles, our Silver Mist collection allows for endless customization options. Chris and Julia decided to use the offset Silver Mist Honed Amalfi Mosaic for all of the bathroom’s walls, while opting for the larger-scale 8″ x 20″ Silver Mist Tile on the floor.

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In order to create smooth transitions between the wall’s painted surface and the wall tile, as well as between the wall and floor tiles, the Silver Mist Honed Barnes and Silver Mist Honed Skirting were incorporated into the space. Trim and accessory pieces such as these are the perfect way to ensure your design feels both custom and complete.

Not sure where to start when it comes to tile trim? We’ve put together a comprehensive guide for you with a breakdown of our different trim and accessory pieces, as well as how to integrate them into your design! If you’re ready to shop, you can see our extensive assortment of finishing pieces here.

One of our favorite aspects of the bathroom–the shower–features the Silver Mist Honed Amalfi Mosaic as well as the Silver Mist Honed Hex Mosaic for a playful mix of shapes that creates visual interest and added dimension while remaining cohesive.

We used 5 different tiles to create the foundation of a classic space that is all the same stone, but in so many different shapes it feels really tone on tone and creates the coolest texture story when they are all paired together!

-Julia Marcum, Chris Loves Julia

The choice to continue the Silver Mist Honed Amalfi Mosaic from the main area into the shower (even on the ceiling!) helps the overall bathroom design flow from one space to the next without feeling disconnected.

A lover of mixing metals, Julia used black plumbing faucets and lighting fixtures throughout the space while creating warmer accents with brass hardware. Doing so helped her achieve a lovely balance of both masculine and feminine styles.

If you’re yearning for the effortlessly luxurious feel that natural stone brings to a space, shop hundreds of unique styles of limestone, marble, travertine, and more on our website.

Find out even more about this incredible bathroom remodel by visiting Chris Loves Julia’s blog.

That’s a wrap on this modern cottage bathroom! Drooling? Don’t worry, us too.

This actually isn’t the first time we’ve worked with Chris Loves Julia! We partnered with them on the backsplash for their very first kitchen remodel, as well the flooring throughout their last home. We are continuously inspired by their stunning design work and are thrilled to be able to partner with them on spaces such as these. As we mentioned earlier, they recently moved to a new home in North Carolina. One of their first DIY projects? Creating a custom floor pattern using some of our classic penny round tiles – check it out here!

If you’re ready to tackle a project of your own, schedule a free design consultation. Our design experts are more than happy to any questions you may have and help take the guesswork out of tile.

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