• I had the good fortune to meet and work with Colleen on several smaller projects prior to undertaking creating a bathroom on the second floor of my 1½ story bungalow. I wasn’t sure it was entirely possible or affordable in my home. As anyone knows who has done remodeling, there are no fewer than a million decisions to make. One of the best experiences was that Colleen escorted me to a tile and bathroom showroom. We reviewed tiles, colors, finishes and layout followed by fixtures. The choices seemed unlimited, but Colleen really helped me get right to the heart of it and we accomplished some major selections in a few hours. I was stunned as I think I would have been wandering around a long time on my own. This stage fueled my enthusiasm and kept me on track with timelines so that the project could proceed. It was really fun. It feels like a luxury to work with an interior designer, but I believe the value from Colleen is design and beauty as well as practical application appropriate to the context. She is well worth the investment.

    - Char R.
    Minneapolis, MN

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Bubblicious Shower using Handmade Tile – part 2

Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011

Earlier this year I helped Mercury Mosaics with a client who needed to rebuild their shower due to water damage in the wall behind their tile.  Wanting to keep the style consistent with the rest of the bathroom in this old home, but looking to add personality and color at the same time, we came up with a gorgeous final solution.  I’m so excited to finally be able to share photos of the final installed project!

If you haven’t discovered Mercury Mosaics yet, you are in for a treat!  They are a local Minneapolis company, woman-owned and operated (well, there are a few guys on staff), and every project is custom made by hand to order.

This project is a great example of that custom work.  The shower walls and the half wall/bench both have a beautiful band of bubble mosaics in the Klimt Blend and the floor features Honeycombs in several colors pulled from the outside section of the mosaic.

Attention to detail? Oh yeah, we had that covered. Notice that even the bubbles at the front edge of the mosaic of the short wall/bench were given a bullnose treatment so that the seams where the top and front met would be as clean as possible.  They even custom made a cove molding piece for the outside base of the shower to tie into the existing baseboard in the bathroom.

There’s a lot of color in their pattern, but all that white subway tile gives the eye plenty of rest and allows them to focus in on the fabulous details throughout the mosaics.

Isn’t this beautiful?  If you would like to know more about Mercury Mosaics or using handmade tile for your next project, please feel free to contact me or Mercury Mosaics directly. We can help give your space a stunning update of your own, whether you prefer an expanse of white or the riot of bubbles.

Photo source: Mercury Mosaics, photography by Melissa Mobley Copon.

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