Sunday, December 14, 2008

Upstairs Bathroom - Saltillo and Talavera

A little taste of the southwest in our home . . . maybe we could say in honor of Cody.

Denny Blaschko (DB Construction, Jackson, MI) once again did a great job with the materials Ade and I had picked out for the style of this bathroom.

All of the tile in this room came from a company out of San Diego called Tierra Y Fuego ( which when translated from Spanish means "earth and fire" . . . quite appropriate for the material that the tiles are made from and how they are cured/glazed. All of the tiles are handmade terra cotta. The floor tiles are Super Saltillo in their classic peachy color. The backsplash in the shower is made up of ~10 different colors or subtle patterns (swirls, brush marks, etc.) in an array of blues. The bullnose tiles on the tops and sides of the blue tiles are "mexican white" which is a creamy white color.

The handmade Talavera vessel sink also came from the same company. Here, it is mounted with a gooseneck vessel sink faucet from the Kohler Purist line. We ordered this cedar potting bench from a company in Texas called "Cedar Creek Woodshop" (, finished it with some clear polyurethane and drilled appropriate holes to custom fit the sink and faucet.
We used a Benjamin Moore Aura paint color called Gentle Repose in an Eggshell finish.

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