If you know us at construction2style, you know that we love good statement tile! So tile selections were not taken lightly when we designed out The Black Lake Place.
We teamed up with our friends at The Tile Shop to bring bold, beautiful tiles into every bathroom, laundry, and bar area in this home.
We tried to bring as many Minnesota companies as we could into this space, which is another reason why we chose to work with The Tile Shop. Bonus, another great thing about these guys is that they have many gorgeous showrooms and a variety of options to choose from. And, in a world full of crazy lead times, they are quick and efficient in their ordering and distribution of materials. I can’t even count how many hours we spent in the showroom walking up and down the aisles, pulling selections and you know it, second-guessing ourselves!
And just like Bellacor, The Tile Shop is focused on both DIY homeowners and also industry experts. So we worked closely with our rep to be able to pull together the perfect spaces.
Today, we wanted to walk you through each room in Black Lake and give you the why behind the selections.
For the laundry room, we chose the new Ragno Blanco Hex 25 cm black + white tile.
If you’re coming in from the garage, this is the first thing you’re introduced to, so we wanted to make sure it was a statement. The fun part about this tile – you can lay it in three different ways to create different designs. Pairing this tile with one of our favorite green paint colors on the cabinetry and voila! The perfect space to do your laundry.
We had some pretty good laughs as a team as we all had different opinions on the direction to lay the tile and then the grout…whether we go dark or light. But in the end, Topher took the lead and chose the layout as well as the grout color.
If it would have been me I would have gone with a dark grout color, ha! But the guys thought the laundry room should feel a bit more “clean.”
I love this tile so much! And we’ll for sure use it again in our clients’ homes, maybe even in a different layout and color! Another favorite thing about Tile Shop is that most of their tiles come in a variety of colors per each design.
For the owner’s bath, we went BIG … including the size of the tiles. We used tressana blanco matte porcelain tile on the floors, bringing in white + warm tones.
To contrast in the shower, we went with one of our favorites, the marmi classico nervo venato silk porcelain tile. As our design shifted during construction, The Tile Shop released the black herringbone tile and we knew we needed to incorporate it somewhere. We added in the black accent wall, and onto the shower floor with the herringbone.
We’ve used this gorgeous tile in a handful of projects and with every project it keeps getting better! We’ve laid the tile differently, complemented it with different tiles and as well as us, our clients have loved it every time. Here was the first project we used it in years ago and still love it –> Rogers Custom New Home Build Design
This time stacking it horizontally and complementing it with another black herringbone tile. My favorite thing about these large slabs is that they almost can give the illusion that it’s a full wall slab.
Jamie tiled the shower and ensured the drain had a matching tile design so that nothing would jump out at you and it’d all flow together.
Main Level Bath
For the main level bath, we wanted to keep our tile choices slightly muted, as we had already chosen to install this wallpaper from Anthropologie.
We selected the Annie Selke crosshatch pewter porcelain tile for the floors and the Annie Selke sketch cream ceramic tile for the shower surround. The pictures can’t even do the tile justice as the texture is what makes these titles stand out.
The bar area was a smaller space in the home and we wanted to make it feel light and inviting – that’s where the picket gloss white backsplash comes into play! Another newer design from The Tile Shop, this tile comes in a few different colors. The gold accents and light fixtures throughout the bar helped make this space ready for the owners to enjoy a cold beverage right off the lake.
Want to see how the bar looked during the tile job? Check out the guys putting it up below!
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Lower Level Bath
You’ve heard us say it a million times before, but this bathroom might be our favorite of the whole house. The vertical stacked green tile, color market highland ceramic tile, makes the best kind of statement.
We wanted to bring in earthy vibes into the entire home, being it’s on the lake and within some beautiful trees, giving us all the nature feels. We thought – what better way to incorporate that than green tile?! As the shower surround became the statement piece, we went more neutral with the other finishes, including the tressana blanco matte porcelain tile on the floor.
And there you have it! All of The Tile Shop tile selections in the home that we love and adore. We have them all linked below for your shopping convenience. Enjoy!
laundry room | owner’s suite shower surround & shower floor | owner’s suite shower accent | owner’s suite bathroom floor | main bath shower surround | main bath flooring | bar backsplash | lower level bath shower surround | lower level bath flooring