Flat river rock had been plastered everywhere
-- and not in a good way.
I love this river rock look.
This river rock floor, from Coastal Living, is just right, and counterbalanced by the glass
shower wall and the white tile and gray walls, so the space doesn't feel too heavy.
When used properly, pebble or river rock tile can be very appealing.
And while this installation doesn't represent my own taste, it is attractive, creative, and again, shows some restraint in using such a visually heavy material.
This photo courtesy Business Week
And this bathroom is just gorgeous....
photos courtesy design-4-less website
And this? They certainly used no restraint here!
I made the engineer get into the shower so we could really tell just how small this shower was.
Of course, the engineer is very private, so I masked out his eyes for the picture.
Not sure if you can tell from the photo above, but the grout in this shower is just filthy. My husband stood in there very carefully, so as not to touch anything. Truly, it was vile. This entire bathroom was awful, from the moment you entered it through the claustrophobic tunnel, to the nasty shower. It's not as if this rock was well laid, either. Do you see the huge gaps between the stones? I think I could have done a better job by throwing stones at a wall of wet mortar! Actually, maybe that's what was done here? Anyway, all that mortar was nasty and gross. And the whole effect was heavy and oppressive.
Now, all that heavy, grungy river rock is gone:
Including that abomination of a shower!
It's gone, gone, gone, and I am glad, glad, glad!
All that rock found it's way into this pile, along with the old tile from the pink bathroom.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend!