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Big Sur - Hiking Andrew Molera State Park

One of the great delights of living in the Bay Area is the proximity to the natural beauty of California and it's hard to beat the stunning drive down Highway One to Big Sur. This is certainly one of the iconic American road trips, but for me the joy of being in the area is getting out of your car and hitting a trail, so you can be "in" the landscape rather than just looking at it from the asphalt. 

More on the bathroom...

Following on from the last post, and to give you a better idea of our bathroom plans, here are the tiles we're using. This one  is a gorgeous, interlocking tile with ridged Carrara and glass which will go around the room and vanity mirror. I love this tile and if I could have afforded it I would have had an entire wall of it, but given the expense that would be insanity!

In the shower we have two vertical strips of clear and frosted glass bullets, very simple and contemporary. In order to give it some color I laid the strips out on the floor and picked through the sheets piece by piece, randomly adding green glass tiles. The idea was to add some movement - which hopefully reminds you of rain. It was time consuming but well worth it. The tile has been installed and it has a very interesting look though it looks a little gray right now because it hasn't been grouted. In the photos below you can see the green tiles we added .....

...and how it looks installed on the shower wall. At the bottom of the shower you can see the long linear drain which looks very modern and allows you to slope the floor in a single direction.

I'm not entirely sure all the different elements go together, I think I should have picked less rather than more, but I'm hoping the lights, paint and floor will help pull things together. These are some of the colors we're considering. I love paint names, they are so pretentious, Marscapone or Tranquillity anyone?!


Anna said…
Oh, you can't beat the Farrow and Ball chart for the names. They are the Masters. 'Elephant's Breath' was a long favourite of mine!

All looks very swish!
Yes, you've got to love 'Elephant's breath' rather than something functional like 'Elephant's hide'!