September 29, 2023


Swing Your Home

Which Tile for the Entry of Our New House?

Which Tile for the Entry of Our New House?

It’s so difficult to be aim with your own house renovation challenge. I’m hoping to select a new flooring tile and need your aid!

The photographs you recently noticed of our new residence ended up the authentic estate shots that ended up taken and reused from four many years in the past. 

This overgrown menagerie of trees jammed up way way too shut to the property and blocking the very design and style, is what it appears to be like like now (underneath).

We do like the weeping willow tree on the appropriate of the push, but it also wants a trim.

We have experienced a long warmth wave in the reduced mainland this yr so there are a good deal of dead shrubs almost everywhere. It’s sad truly. 

This Christmas tree will also be eliminated and the household will be painted future Spring. Due to the fact I have to get the job done with the current exterior stone, it will be a complicated product.

The backsplash in this kitchen is Calcutta Gold and it’s attractive. In point, the only detail I’m transforming in the kitchen is the pendant lights and the island will be painted a color.

The sunroom is to the proper of the kitchen area (below) and it presently has 12″ x 24″ green gray tile mounted. It is coming out.

But here’s in which I want your viewpoint. 

Which ground tile?

The mounted white in this dwelling which is keeping is the backsplash in the kitchen area (bear in mind, Calcutta Gold marble). Consequently, all decisions on whites are designed all over this tile.

The entry is stuffed with 12″ x 24″ taupe tile extends down a little hallway to the powder home. It is all coming out much too.

My hardwood is hand scraped stable oak in a medium brown shade. So, this fortunately checks the box of a timeless floor, hooray!

On the other hand, what I required to do, was install herringbone wood flooring in this hallway, but this flooring is 11 decades previous and it has a sheen. This is something that we have been performing in the Tuscan trend but we’re not doing it now.

Even if I sanded down the complete flooring, there’s nevertheless no assures that the new floor would match the previous 1.

But that would have been gorgeous (see under).

Our wood flooring skilled stated that North American oak tends to go a lot more pink/orange, although oak from Europe is a lot more gold/eco-friendly. 

This is the explanation why there will hardly ever be a color wheel for wooden stains (I’m only stating this simply because people are inquiring). Not only does each species consider a stain in a different way but there are quite a few methods to apply the stain. And each individual procedure is also going to influence the way it appears to be.

He claimed it is like wine, based on where by your wine will come from, the dirt alterations the taste of the wine. It is the identical with wood.

So here’s what I’m wondering of doing now.

The panelling you see under the staircase will also be extended up on this wall beside the staircase (earlier mentioned and underneath).

We are drywalling about these fake home windows, which instantly flip the enjoyment room upstairs into a sound producer that would disturb every person downstairs. I seriously really don’t comprehend this serious open thought globe.

All right so in this article are my options now: 

I believe my 6′ x 20′ entry hall is great for this type of checkerboard tile set up (under). But in brown and calcutta marble.

My brown staircase is remaining. It is not my initially alternative but I can definitely are living with it. And we have a significant checklist of other updates that acquire precedence in excess of obtaining a new railing. So which is why I’m likely with brown (darkish or perhaps gentle Emperado marble) and white Calcutta gold tile, instead than black and white.

Image via William Hefner

I also like this glance of smaller sized tiles in concerning the larger sq. tiles. Regardless of what we conclusion up with will also have to do with availability.


Nord Architecture

Or, one particular more selection would be to slice the 12″ x 24″ Calcutta tile we’ve identified and insert it in a herringbone design and style. 



Very well my lovelies? What do you assume? It is hard to be as goal with my own house! The renovation starts off Thursday this 7 days so if you want to look at it as it happens, abide by me on Instagram listed here.

If you’d like assist deciding upon the appropriate colours for your  New Make, Kitchen, Rest room or Renovation, check out my eDesign offers here.

If you are in the US it’s not as well late to soar into my Digital Specify Colour with Self confidence workshop up coming weekend (we will ship out your box of elements ASAP). 

Delighted Thanksgiving to my fellow Canadians! (Much too late for you to bounce in this weekend mainly because of the holiday but we even now have 1 additional workshop in November 10 & 11, listed here) 

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