Project Spotlight: The Fitzpatrick Hotel

The Fitzpatrick Grand Central is a hotel located in central Manhattan, New York City that provides warm Irish hospitality in an elegant atmosphere. The hotel recently completed a full 2 year renovation of guestrooms, corridors, and public spaces including 150 bathrooms.

“In terms of design, we wanted a modern but still elegant look, with good light, and a great colorful wall tile as the focal point of the room. We think that we achieved all of these design goals with our new bathroom.” says Diana Cerquera, Project manager for the Fitzpatrick Hotel.

For the walls Nemo Tile’s Tread in Scrape perfectly mimics the textured look of poured concrete in a durable porcelain format. The Scrape planks contain a multitude of textures and hue variations for added interest while the large format planks create movement and the appearance of a larger space.

“As a hotel, our focus is always on the guest and what is important to them, even when it comes down to design. In terms of function, we know a few things based on years of guest feedback. For our guests, the most important thing in a hotel bathroom is cleanliness, so we wanted a design that is not only easy to clean, but one that also makes our strict cleanliness standards very apparent to the guest. We wanted a design with open storage, so that guests can easily see the plush towels, hair dryers and great bath amenities that we stock our bathrooms with. We also wanted open spaces for our guests to comfortably place their own personal items in.”

For the floor Nemo Tile’s Volcano range is reminiscent of natural stone, with soft and elegant shades on the surface. Volcano has a timeless yet modern appeal that goes well in this contrasting light color to the slate greys of the Tread tile on the walls.

Nemo Products Used

Bathroom Walls: Tread in Scrape
Bathroom Floor: Volcano Bianco 2×2 mosaic

Project Spotlight: Simple Shore Bathroom

Pairing Nemo Tile’s natural stone with the perfect beach accents this Lavalette, New Jersey bathroom is truly a beach-lovers dream! 

Nemo Tile’s 4x24 Lavagna Stone

Nemo Tile’s 4×24 Lavagna Stone tile in color ‘Alaska’ was used on the shower walls and niche. This unique natural stone features a multitude of natural color variations and textures, perfect for adding dimension and pairing with a wide variety of color schemes. Finishing off the trim is a silver Schluter Strip along with Kohler fixtures that bring in a polished look.

Nemo Tile’s 4x24 Lavagna Stone
Nemo Tile’s 4x24 Lavagna Stone

The same Lavagna ‘Alaska’ stone was used on the floor but in a larger 12×24 tile format in a natural cleft and brushed easy finish. The larger format tiles installed in a running bond pattern give the space a larger feel.

lavagna alaska floor

Finishing the space are gorgeous wainscotting walls and the perfect mermaid shaped drawer pulls!

detail mermaid drawer pulls

Nemo Products Used

Shower Walls: 4×24 Lavagna Stone tile in color ‘Alaska’

Bathroom Floor: Lavagna 12×24 in color ‘Alaska’ 

Project Spotlight: Perfectly Patterned Bathroom

For a neutral bathroom with a twist, the homeowners of this Lavalette New Jersey beach home chose our unique fabric patterned tile, Raffia.

nemo tile raffia ecru

Fashion and interior design merge in Nemo Tile’s Raffia, boasting the first fabric effect made on an advanced porcelain surface with three-dimensional texture. Through the digital printing and layering of different patterns and lines, Raffia is a tribute to the pixel art of the 80s, with its chromatic movement and alternating visual sequences that mimic textiles.

nemo tile raffia

The bathroom floor and shower walls are Nemo Tile’s Raffia 12×24 in the color Ecru, a soft beige perfect for the overall beachy color palette of this home. Installed in a classic running bond pattern, these larger format tiles give the space a larger feel.

To add interest and a bit of color to the showerpan and niche, the coordinating Raffia 2×2 mosaic mix was chosen. The mix of denim blue, black, white, ecru and gray enable a wide variety of design options for this space while he unique fabric pattern adds movement and interest!
To complete the look, Raffia 4×24 Battiscopa trim finishes the edges of the shower and niche and beautiful white wainscotting walls seen throughout this home.

Nemo Products Used
Shower/Bathroom Walls: Raffia 12×24 in the color Ecru
Showerpan/Niche: Raffia 2×2 mosaic mix
Trims: Raffia 4×24 Battiscopa trim