I’ve always been a big believer in using patterns in a space to bring it to life. The trouble is, doing this in a tasteful and timeless way can sometimes be challenging, especially when you’re talking bathroom design! I’m excited to be partnering with Kohler to talk about a trend they’re forecasting will be big in kitchen and bath design in 2017: PATTERN!

When I was building my home from the foundation up, I had a totally clean slate. I knew I wanted the bathrooms to have a “wow factor”, but still feel classic and sophisticated. I used pattern through tile and wallpaper to bring life to even the smallest powder baths.

Let’s start in my guest bath. We shared a peek of this shower tile on our Instagram page and it got an overwhelming positive reaction! Patterned cement floor tiles have been making waves for quite some time, but using a simple, yet dramatic, patterned cement tile on your shower-surround is a fresh new way to give your bathroom an exciting pop of interest.

{Kohler Artifacts Hotelier // Kohler Artifacts Rite Temp Valve Trim // Kohler Artifacts Bath Spout // Kohler Forte Handshower // Kohler Awaken Shower Hose}

Because the shower was more visually busy, I kept the floors a bright white in a herringbone pattern for a clean contrast. I love the way the two patterns complement each other in scale and color.

The hints of bronze from the Kohler Artifacts Collection were the perfect touch to give this modern bathroom a classic and sophisticated finish.

In the shared kids bath I used the opposite combination: a classic subway tile for the shower and a fun patterned cement tile for the floor. I knew this would be a high-traffic space so the use of patterned floor tiles helps conceal the dirt and grime that is inevitable with three kiddos (and they love the dynamic pattern).

I finished the space with a twist on classic subway tile in a basket weave pattern.  I always prefer making a statement with a full backsplash from counter to ceiling.

In my master bath, I wanted to create a serene sanctuary. I always imagined it would be the place I would come to after a long day of work and play to relax in the amazing Kohler soaking tub, but I could have never guessed my kids would love this bathtub even more than I do! It’s so fun (and helpful!) that they can play in the space while I get ready.

{Kohler Vintage Freestanding Tub // IV Georges Brass from Kohler}

I kept the look more clean and classic in the master bath with an all-white palette, but kept the theme of pattern with the herringbone floor in a beautiful porcelain marble.

{Photos by Elijah Hoffman}