Bathroom Trend Alert: Pattern

I’ve always been a big believer in using patterns in a space to bring it to life. The trouble is, doing this in a tasteful and timeless way can sometimes be challenging, especially when you’re talking bathroom design! I’m excited to be partnering with Kohler to talk about a trend they’re forecasting will be big in kitchen and bath design in 2017: PATTERN!

When I was building my home from the foundation up, I had a totally clean slate. I knew I wanted the bathrooms to have a “wow factor”, but still feel classic and sophisticated. I used pattern through tile and wallpaper to bring life to even the smallest powder baths.

Let’s start in my guest bath. We shared a peek of this shower tile on our Instagram page and it got an overwhelming positive reaction! Patterned cement floor tiles have been making waves for quite some time, but using a simple, yet dramatic, patterned cement tile on your shower-surround is a fresh new way to give your bathroom an exciting pop of interest.

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{Kohler Artifacts Hotelier // Kohler Artifacts Rite Temp Valve Trim // Kohler Artifacts Bath Spout // Kohler Forte Handshower // Kohler Awaken Shower Hose}

Because the shower was more visually busy, I kept the floors a bright white in a herringbone pattern for a clean contrast. I love the way the two patterns complement each other in scale and color.

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The hints of bronze from the Kohler Artifacts Collection were the perfect touch to give this modern bathroom a classic and sophisticated finish.

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In the shared kids bath I used the opposite combination: a classic subway tile for the shower and a fun patterned cement tile for the floor. I knew this would be a high-traffic space so the use of patterned floor tiles helps conceal the dirt and grime that is inevitable with three kiddos (and they love the dynamic pattern).

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I finished the space with a twist on classic subway tile in a basket weave pattern.  I always prefer making a statement with a full backsplash from counter to ceiling.

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In my master bath, I wanted to create a serene sanctuary. I always imagined it would be the place I would come to after a long day of work and play to relax in the amazing Kohler soaking tub, but I could have never guessed my kids would love this bathtub even more than I do! It’s so fun (and helpful!) that they can play in the space while I get ready.

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{Kohler Vintage Freestanding Tub // IV Georges Brass from Kohler}

I kept the look more clean and classic in the master bath with an all-white palette, but kept the theme of pattern with the herringbone floor in a beautiful porcelain marble.

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{Photos by Elijah Hoffman}

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