Over the last few weeks I've been thinking about tile. I've been working with the lovely ladies at Specialty Tile to find the perfect options for our kitchen, master bathroom, and the girls' bathroom. I've known all along that I wanted to do subway tile in the kitchen, but then you have to pick out what kind of subway tile you like as well as grout and there are plenty of choices. This is where Pinterest wins yet again. I pinned every example I could find of things that I like and then showed Jordan exactly what I was looking for. It's always helpful to give the people you are working with a visual. You can't expect them to read your mind. The more people I meet with, the more I realize how important this truth is.
When I visited the showroom last week I was overwhelmed with a gazillion beautiful options and had I not really thought out my choices before I think I would have been in trouble. I love tile and they had the best displays. It really got my mind racing with ideas. It's also helpful to have a budget in mind (oh, the budget!). Having a budget helped them steer me in the right direction once they got the vibe of what I was looking for. I'm still dreaming about this gorgeous handmade scalloped tile that you may have seen on instagram. One can dream!
Sam and I are going to attempt and tile the kitchen ourselves. Have you done this? Are we nuts? Tips please!