We’ve gotten to a place in the build of this house where I’m having to pick interior finishes, for reals. Like, if I change my mind (not that I ever would — haha) it is going to seriously SLOW things down. But– eek! How do I know for sure what I am going to really love?
Sunday evening I sent a panicked email to our flooring guy telling him I was scrapping the flooring he’d just ordered for us, and wanted to go with some I’d seen at Costco. I knew I wasn’t going to hear from him til the next day at earliest, but I felt compelled to get my angst out there.
Minutes later he emailed back, talking me down and reassuring me that I had indeed already chose something that would look good, at a reasonable price point. After 4 or 5 back-and-forths, during which I felt increasingly guilty for disturbing his peaceful Sunday evening, he finally got me calm enough to accept his offer to send more pictures on Tuesday. Here’s the flooring I panicked over, but is looking perfectly fine at the moment. Right?
One thing that is helping him with his difficult task is that I really DO want this house to get finished. And a product that is already ordered and on its way gets us done that much faster. Also, there’s no such thing as perfect.
Next on the list of things-to-agonize-over is the upstairs master bathroom. John has been working hard on what is going to be a gorgeous walnut slab counter, with a couple of sinks inset in the counter. My inspiration for this counter was this counter on Pinterest. Neat, huh?
Below you can see the counter pre-varnish, pre-sink-leveling, but it does give you a bit of an idea how cool the counter is going to be. We are bringing the counter to the house this weekend so it can be installed as soon as the sheetrock goes in.
The master shower is going to be tiled, as is the area around the toilet. Those two items are separated from the vanity area by a door. John really loves the look of sliced-pebble tile like you can see on the right, so that will be the floor of the shower.
I’ve picked a large rectangular grey-white tile in the same tones for two walls of the shower as well as the floor around the toilet. My final stumbling block (aka decison) is the third (longest) wall of the shower which I want to do in an accent color, something kind of ocean-like. That accent will also be repeated as the backsplash around the vanity, probably just 6 inches high or so.
The photo below shows my strongest contenders– all ceramic subway tile in varying shades of blue and green. What do you think? What will look best against the white tile, against the pebble floor, AND against the walnut counter top? I will post a poll below the photo so you can help me out by placing your vote.
Here’s that poll: