Avente Tile celebrates Bathroom Blogfest 2010 with its second post this week by Sunny McLean. Sunny contributes bi-monthly to the Avente Tile Talk Blog. She shares her knowledge and unique perspective with 30 years of experience in the tile and stone industry as well as design community.
Where does almost every one of us start their day? In the bathroom, of course. In the 60's it was just a place of function but today we have a new attitude. Shouldn't the place where our day is set in motion be more than a place we're stuck with? Why not let the bathroom begin the day's events with a fresh attitude?
I'm grumpy, functioning on a barely responsive level and just hoping that by some miracle each foot will find itself in front of the other as I stumble into my bathroom in the morning. I need help from my bathroom in more than the obvious ways. I need a wake-me-up-and-help-me-face-the-world kind of bathroom. I desperately need to be energized, invigorated and stimulated. I need to be delighted with colorful, reflective tiled surfaces that I am happy to see through bleary eyes. I need sculptural faucetry that is fun to look at and fun to use. I want my shower floor tile to contrast with the wall tile. As my feet steady, I relish the smooth touch of the cement floor tile. That's it: my grumpiness fades, my attitude shifts and I'm now on target to greet the new day with energy and anticipation. Hello new day, I'm ready. I love my bathroom.
Bathroom essentials for an "omg, it's not morning already?" kind of person:
- Walls surfaced in colorful, glossy ceramic or glass tile that is not just a "background".
- Floors tiled to delight my bare feet.
- Contrasts in color and surface texture.
- Great light, as much of it natural as possible.
- A shower system (showers invigorate) and faucet that is sculptural and fun to use.
- A place for my hair dryer.
My bathroom makes me happy every morning:
Walls: handmade ceramic tile with tropical
flowers to lift your eyes and spirits.
Floors: 12" cement checkerboard tile.
Ceramic Tile Close Up:
- Handmade field tile with a layered glaze.
- Handpainted tropical flowers used as a border.
|Blogger||Blog Name||Blog URL|
|Susan Abbott||Customer Experience Crossroads||http://www.customercrossroads.com/customercrossroads/|
|Paul Anater||Kitchen and Residential Design||http://www.KitchenAndResidentialDesign.com|
|Shannon Bilby||Big Bob's Outlet||http://blog.bigbobsoutlet.com/|
|Shannon Bilby||Carpets N More Blog||http://blog.carpetsnmore.com/|
|Shannon Bilby||Dolphin Carpet Blog||http://blog.dolphincarpet.com/|
|Shannon Bilby||From The Floors Up||http://fromthefloorsup.com/|
|Shannon Bilby||My Big Bob's Blog||http://blog.mybigbobs.com/|
|Toby Bloomberg||Diva Marketing||http://bloombergmarketing.blogs.com/bloomberg_marketing/|
|Laurence Borel||Blog Till You Drop||http://www.laurenceborel.com/|
|Bill Buyok||Avente Tile Talk Blog||http://tiletalk.blogspot.com/|
|Jeanne Byington||The Importance of Earnest Service||http://blog.jmbyington.com/|
|Becky Carroll||Customers Rock!||http://customersrock.net/|
|Marianna Chapman||Results Revolution||http://www.resultsrevolution.com|
|Katie Clark||Practial Katie||http://practicalkatie.blogspot.com/|
|Nora DePalma||American Standard's Professor Toilet||http://www.professortoilet.com/|
|Nora DePalma||O'Reilly DePalma: The Blog||http://www.oreilly-depalma.com/blog/|
|Leigh Durst||LivePath Experience Architect Weblog||http://livepath.blogspot.com/|
|Valerie Fritz||The AwarepointBlog||http://www.awarepointblog.com/|
|Iris Garrott||Checking In and Checking Out||http://circulating.wordpress.com/|
|Tish Grier||The Constant Observer||http://spap-oop.blogspot.com|
|Renee LeCroy||Your Fifth Wall||http://yourfifthwall.com/|
|Joseph Michelli||Dr. Joseph Michelli's Blog||www.josephmichelli.com/blog|
|Veronika Miller||Modenus Blog||http://www.modenus.com/blog|
|Arpi Nalbandian||TILE Magazine Editor Blog||http://www.tilemagonline.com/Articles/Blog_Nalbandian|
|Maria Palma||People 2 People Service||http://www.people2peopleservice.com/|
|Reshma Bachwani Paritosh||The Qualitative Research Blog||http://www.onqualitativeresearch.blogspot.com/|
|David Polinchock||Polinchock's Ponderings||http://blog.polinchock.com/|
|Victoria Redshaw & Shelley Pond||Scarlet Opus Trends Blog||http://trendsblog.co.uk/|
|David Reich||My 2 Cents||http://reichcomm.typepad.com/my_weblog/|
|Sandy Renshaw||Around Des Moines||http://www.arounddesmoines.com/|
|Sandy Renshaw||Purple Wren||http://www.purplewren.com/|
|Bethany Richmond||Carpet and Rug Institute Blog||http://www.carpet-and-rug-institute-blog.com/|
|Bruce Sanders||RIMtailing Blog||http://rimtailing.blogspot.com/|
|Steve Tokar||Please Be Seated||http://stevetokar.wordpress.com/|
|Carolyn Townes||Becoming a Woman of Purpose||http://spiritwomen.blogspot.com/|
|Christine B. Whittemore||Flooring The Consumer||http://flooringtheconsumer.blogspot.com/|
|Christine B. Whittemore||Simple Marketing Blog||http://www.simplemarketingblog.com/|
|Christine & Ted Whittemore||Smoke Rise & Kinnelon Blog||http://smokerise-nj.blogspot.com/|
|Christine B. Whittemore||The Carpetology Blog||http://carpetology.blogspot.com/|
|Linda Wright||LindaLoo Build Business With Better Bathrooms||http://lindaloo.com/|