Monday, May 16, 2016

A Day's Search Yields Treasures

We hustled around today trying to find various and sundries for the guest suite.  You see, suddenly a number of individuals realized that the room which was started at the end of April will be finished (barring the unforeseen) sooner rather than later and that a vanity for the bathroom, ordered from the same dealer as last time, would take 5 weeks to arrive. Oops.

Naming no names and taking no hostages, of course.

After wandering what seemed to be all over the area, looking at some really strange possibilities and others that just weren't for us, stopping for lunch, discussing what we could use as "make do", and then making one last foray. we got lucky.  Here are our decisions for flooring, shower tile, and shower tile "garnish":

The flooring is similar to that in the kitchen only smaller in scale.  The large shower tile reminds me of the limestone we saw used as building blocks  in the houses in the Cotswold.  The narrow strips will run on either side of the small multi-color tiles.  The colors in those small squares are found in the large tile.  Warm and subtle.

When we returned home with our booty, D went to the computer and went to eBay looking for vanities.  He came up with a promising vanity with the soft close, dove-tailed drawers that we !wanted, but it was darker than I wanted.  A little more searching and he found the same model in a lighter color with a travertine (coordinates beautifully with the "limestone" tile in the shower) top!  Tomorrow that will be ordered.

At the end of the day, we think we have come up with winners in all things.

1 comment:

  1. I'd say you had a really productive day. Making those decisions isn't easy cause you understand you'll be looking at them for a long time. But from what I see, you've done a great job. Can hardly wait to see the new rooms when they're done!!