To Picket or Not to Picket?


This showstopper of a bathroom is our all-time top viewed photo on Houzz, and we have a hunch as to why…..

Pickets are quickly becoming the newest and trendiest tile shape, and we’re calling it now….you’re about to see much much more of this clever little tile!  An updated take on the subway tile, pickets provide more pattern and detail with an added flair!
So how did we come up with this eye-catching design you ask?  Well, it all started with an octagonal window.  No really, it was either a make or break situation with this window that felt so out of place in the outdated bathroom that was there.  The cost to get rid of it was greater than our clients budget could deal, but we love design challenges and this was definitely one of them!  So, we broke out our thinking caps and started brainstorming ways to make this window feel less out of place and more like a statement.  The pickets being your ‘not so average’ tile shape paired so nicely with the octagon window, it was a match made in picket heaven!  We kicked it up a notch by using a cement picket tile with some added pattern on the floor, and gave the vanity a pop of color which paired so nicely with the brass hardware and plumbing fixtures.  The crisp whites and the moody blues give this small bathroom some BIG wow-factor!
Interested in this same look?  Lucky for you–we’re feeling generous today!
Plumbing fixtures:  Brizo Litze collection, Finish: Brilliance luxe gold
Shower wall tile:  Daltile pickets in Matte white
Bathroom floor tile: Lilli Cement tiles, Tiffany 3, Colors: 1000, 2013
Bathroom vanity color:  Sherwin Williams 6244 Naval
Bathroom wall color: Sherwin Williams 7015 Repose Gray