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Sunday Saves: Traditional Tile Patterns

Week of April 26th, 2021

One year ago we were in full planning mode for our new family home, 100 decisions a day for 365 days - or so it felt. Questioning if we will be done on time, will we have survived the hardest year of our career, and with so many social and political changes. I'm here to share we made it, and just finished our first 4 weeks in our new home. With that in mind, we're taking you inside and sharing our most beloved selections to date - the timeless and traditional stone tile. If you've been around for awhile you know we partner with Jeffrey Court often for our natural stone tile selections, and this was no exception in our personal home.

Owner's Suite

The design for the entire home was centered around the owner's suite bathroom. With a luxury suite in mind, we curated beautiful natural stones, incorporating color, pattern and texture to be the show stoppers in the entire home. You'll have to read our post from a year ago detailing all of the materials and initial design inspiration here.

You'll notice each bathroom space pairs carefully with the custom vanity selections, finishes and styles of which are fabricated on our own cabinet shop.

Jeffrey Court stone tiles in a herringbone mosaic, white marble large format floor tiles and stone hexagon mosaic for the shower floor.

Owner's bathroom showcasing all stone tile, using three different patterns featuring texture, color and contrast.

Owner's bathroom with arched niche detail, black freestanding bathtub and white marble tile floor.

Flooring - 18 x18 Classic Statuario

Shower Floor - Coit Nouveau Mosaic

Shower Walls - Mod Herringbone Mosaic in Bardiglio

Laundry Room

Our home is a modern Tudor, with a nod to traditional accents throughout - the tone on tone laundry room is no exception. Boothbay Gray by Benjamin Moore painted walls, trim and cabinetry really make the Thassos Hexagon Mosaic floor tile stand out and make a statement of their own.

Tone on tone laundry room featuring booth bay gray by Benjamin Moore, white Thassos stone hexagon floor tile.

Thassos 2" hexagon floor tile in laundry room, blue cabinetry, white quartz countertop.

Lyla's Bathroom

Our most playful bathroom in the entire house. The Metropolitan Mosaic is a collection favorite, one that will be repeated again in a client project. We knew it had to be featured in our home and the color palate of Lyla's bath really grabbed at this mosaic in the beige color way. As you can see this tile does not call for any grout lines, with very carefully laid beige pieces of stone embedded into the basket weave pattern of the mosaic. True craftsmanship.

Jeffrey Court Metropolitan Mosaic floor tile, white subway marble tile and custom alder stained vanity.

Wall Street white beveled 3 x 6 subway tile.

Floor - Metropolitan Beige Mosaic

Wall - Wall Street White Beveled 3 x 6

Charlie's Bathroom

Moody meets modern in this glam bathroom for our 12 year old son. Again, playing with tone on tone we added interest with the chic Manhattan Mosaic stone tile and a subtle, yet elegant herringbone pattern on the shower walls. The intent was to take this bathroom well beyond his teenage years - timeless design.

Moody bathroom design, patterned wallpaper, stone mosaic floor tile, white oak vanity with gold and black fixtures.

Floor - Home Depot Jeff Lewis Collection, Manhattan Mosaic Wall - Home Depot Jeff Lewis Collection, Bedford Mosaic

Floor - Home Depot Jeff Lewis Collection, Manhattan Mosaic

Wall - Home Depot Jeff Lewis Collection, Bedford Mosaic

Sienna's Bathroom

Jkath's greatest hits indeed! A compilation of favorite items, The Press all glass mosaic floor tile by Jeffrey Court, inspired by newsrooms from the early 20th century. And a Classic subway tile with an artisan, slightly imperfect finish, Europa Arte in Paloma.

Black and white glass floor tile, painted v groove bathroom vanity, black countertop and polished nickel finishes.

Benjamin Moore Cloudy Gray painted v groove vanity, black and white glass floor tile and black quartz countertop.


Limestone - it's back and it's amazing! We selected a fun hexagon pattern, with a coordinating grout line. The stone has a subtle brushed detail with slight variation throughout.

Limestone Hexagon Field Tile

Traditional mudroom decor, vintage rug, alder stained mudroom cabinets, limestone hexagon floor tile with reeded glass pocket door.

Traditional mudroom decor, vintage rug, alder stained mudroom cabinets, limestone hexagon floor tile with reeded glass pocket door.

You may have noticed we prefer to use coordinating grout lines throughout our home when possible, while we love a good contrast, we reserve that for more playful and less traditional spaces in our client work. It's a personal preference, and changing your grout line colors can create an entirely new install, so have fun with it!

Some recent projects from our team featuring more Jeffrey Court tiles we think you might like:

Drew Avenue

Goodrich Modern Tudor

Hale House

Thanks for following along,

Katie Kath + Jkath Team

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