08 August 2018
Posted in: Project Spotlight
Nemo Tile + Stone

Project Spotlight: Black, White & Wood All Over

The Reynolds family moved into their Rumson home back in 2001, which was newly built at the time. Recently, they decided to do some renovation updates, starting with the second-floor bathrooms, to add a touch of their own style in a more modern way.   “We purchased our home when it was about nine months old. When everything is brand new, it’s not always yours. So now we are starting to make it our own taste through updating,” says homeowner, Caroline Reynolds. nemo-tile-project-spotlight They began with the second-floor bath, shared by Caroline’s teenage son and daughter, which had not been changed since they were babies and it was time for an update. When it came to designing the space, Caroline wanted a gender-neutral style that worked for both children.  And although her son is away at school and the bathroom would mainly be used by her daughter, Caroline did not want it to come across as too feminine or overly trendy.   With the help of her daughter, Caroline visited the NEMO showroom in Red Bank and instantly fell in love with one of the vignette displays showcasing the 3x6 Metro Wall ceramic subway tile in matte white with black grout, and accented with the Vanguard Plus Natural tile design down the middle. nemo-tile-project-spotlight The Metro Wall tile is Nemo’s classic ceramic tile collection available in a multitude of contemporary sizes, colors and three distinct finishes, while the Vanguard collection gives life to floors or walls of any room creating a unique environment full of personality. The collection offers a vintage feel that lends a sense of aged elegance to a space with a unique look that is modern in contrast to traditional cement style tile designs. nemo-tile-project-spotlight After choosing the black and white motif for the shower the mother-daughter duo worked from there to design the rest of the bath which consisted of a craftsman-style meets modern-industrial vibe. “My daughter is a fan of the distressed, industrial look and that is the style she wanted to go for in the bathroom,” says Reynolds. nemo-tile-project-spotlight   The 6x48 Via Emilia tile in ‘dark’ was chosen for the floors as it gives the illusion of beautifully weathered timber planks. The varying shades and textures mimic the organic lines of real wood while picking up the darks in the tile and grout design as well as the organic wood tones of the double sink vanity. nemo-tile-project-spotlight “When it came to the vanity, I was worried originally that it was too rustic,” explains Reynolds, “but it worked nicely and the white countertop really brought it together.” The vanity boasts a heavy, natural wood and combines an arts-and-crafts design with an industrial style, and ties the rest of the space together with its sleek white countertop. nemo-tile-project-spotlight “This bathroom was a fun little project,” says Caroline, who is currently working on her and her husband’s master bath, also being designed with NEMO Tile. She looks forward to doing more renovation projects throughout their home, including the kitchen.     NEMO Product Used: Floor: 6x48 Via Emilia (Wood Looking Porcelain) in Dark Shower: 3x6 Metro Wall Tile Collection in Matte Shower Accent Wall: 12x12 Vanguard Porcelain Collection in Plus Natural     Vendors: General Contractor: TKO Operations LLC Tile Installer: Scott LaMarca Tile Vanity and Fixtures: Ferguson