You want to know what is super hard? Trying to pick out flooring, tile, counter tops & everything else for a house that you have to stay totally neutral. This isn’t my house. Well, legally it is right now, but it’s not being remodeled for ME. Luckily, I feel very strongly about neutral colors that are going to stay in a home for a while like countertops, tile, hardwood, etc. I like to bring in color with pillows, art, bedspreads and the kinds of things that are easily replaced. Once and a while, however, when I go and pick out tile and flooring at ICC, David Little has to say “HEY, Nicole. YOU are not living there and that is very trendy. It’s not your house.” He did that today. Boo.
I have this flooring idea that I want to do SO BADLY. It actually hurts thinking about it. D.L. (David Little) said “Well, you would have to get unfinished wood and then stain it when you are done.” to which my David said “Hell no. We are not staining floors. Find finished flooring!” So….maybe I can twist his arm. He usually gives in when I push, so, we will see.
Anyway, here is what is laid out all over my house right now:
Yep. Lots of decisions and still more to go.
Paint colors, tile planks for the basement and wood flooring for upstairs.
Decisions about fireplace tile and more paint colors.
Bathroom tile, laundry room tile, bar area tile and more paint.
Pretty basic colors even though it might be hard to tell because my phone camera and I were not getting alone today.
All the paint colors are from Benjamin Moore. The hardwood is from ICC as well as some of the tile. All the other tile is from Lowes.
I’m sure you recognize some of the same tile as being in my home and the Fall Creek house we sold. Yep. This tile has been around longer than anyone I know and will continue to be considered classic.
There are some other classics I am considering that are not pictured:
These styles were around before I was born and will be around long after I am not!
I looked at Houzz.com for ideas for this fireplace and saw many great ones Hopefully I can make a decision on which tile to use! They are all so freaking awesome and this fireplace in the basement needs some serious love.
As to the wood looking tile, well, I am thinking of using it in the basement. It looks very nice yet will hold up to water and humidity in the basement. Or, I may go with something else. Who knows.
I haven’t even chosen carpet yet and David is hounding me to “Make your decisions, woman!” I AM super excited because the master bathroom tub comes tomorrow morning and then I can take photos and do the master bathroom destruction and remodel post!
If you have ANY recommendations, email me. I am open to ideas!
Until next time!