I don’t know about you divine darlings out there, but this Diva likes nothing more than to dress in my super warm UGG boots, Zella leggings, and BCBG sweater to hang by the fire on a cold winter night. As I was lounging in a big overstuffed chair one afternoon at our cabin in the woods, I realized that the facing of the fireplace could use a bit of a touch-up. I immediately called City Tile in Murfreesboro and set up an appointment with one of their design consultants.
After finishing out the holiday season in the mountains, I headed into the City Tile showroom in Murfreesboro where Robyn Faulk worked with me to pick new tile to update the fireplace, bathrooms, and a new backsplash for the kitchen. She also helped me design one-of-a-kind rugs for the whole space to ensure they fit my personal style. And I added a reclaimed lumber wall around the fireplace and in the master bedroom. Might as well get it all done at once. After all, it was time to upgrade from the last re-do in the 1980s.
The fireplace we did in mini stacked natural stones in earth tones from Shaw, adding a mantle made from a single wood beam. It looks so good with the reclaimed lumber accent wall.
City Tile worked with Tennessee Wood Flooring to create our accent walls. The planks arrived at the cabin in a nice box with all of the wood pre-cut. The wood was not evenly cut as you would see with factory-made planks; it comes from old barns. It has imperfections. That is part of what gives our walls character. In the bedroom, we used sky blue and white linens and furnishings to enhance the multiple natural shades of grey in the wood.
In the shower, I used grey-toned wood-look tile from Mohawk on the walls with glass mosaic accents and a pebble-stone floor. Around the large soaking tub, we used travertine marble from bpi’s Cathedral Collection. We also used the pebble stone for the backsplash.
One of Fabrica’s artisans worked with us to create unique one-of-a-kind area rugs handmade-to-order to match my décor. The artist first made a Conceptual Sketch, a black and white line drawing, of my design. This ensured that my exact ideas and details were being interpreted correctly. Next, a colored computer illustration of my design was generated to ensure that each and every color matched as close as possible to my needs. And finally, a small woven sample of my design arrived in the mail for final approval to make sure everything was just right.
With the cabin’s new touch-ups, I don’t even mind settling in with some mulled wine for some long winter nights.