If you’ve been following along with our house remodel on From Demo to Dream (when I get around to updating it!), you might remember the “inspiration” photo that we used for our bathroom design.
I honestly hadn’t looked at that photo for a while. When I pulled up that old post today, I was surprised at how close we ended up getting to the original design.
Instead of the slate we had originally planned on going with, we ended up choosing a vein cut travertine. Before we started to install it I laid it out on the floor to make sure that there weren’t any similar pieces next to each other. Even though it’s a natural product, the tiles are cut out of a large piece of stone, so there are similar veins running through many of the pieces.
Once we had the travertine installed on the walls, we started adding the pebbles. They come in 12×12 mesh-backed sheets, so installation was fairly simple. Before we started to install them, we decided to treat them with a color-enhancing glossy sealer.
(Sealed pebbles on top, natural pebbles below)
We ran the “waterfall” first, and then, after we laid the travertine on the edge of the shower, we installed the floor pebbles.
Once that was in, we grouted and sealed it all with the color-enhancing sealer before we installed the exposed rainfall showerhead.
We used the same travertine on the floor and the vanity countertop.
After that was grouted and sealed, we installed the toilet and sink. They are from the Kohler Tresham collection and I looove them.
The shower door was recently installed and it is amazing!
You can hardly even tell it’s there!
We’re still working on trimming out the window and the door, so we haven’t completely finished the counter backsplash. There’s also some touch up painting left to do, a mirror to hang, and a few more pieces (like towel hooks) that I’m waiting for. But, the major stuff is done, and I have to say it looks pretty damn good!
My towel hooks are backordered until March, but I found these nifty suction hooks from Crate & Barrel. They’re going to do the job for now, and eventually the towels will hang behind the door, underneath the window.
Now all we need is electricity and water and we can actually use it!