Stripes in the Shower

By Kate Riley January 26, 2018

I still haven’t remodeled the master shower in my investment property yet, it’s one of the last remaining projects to do before selling. While looking for inspiration, I stumbled across showers that go beyond one color subway tile and incorporate stripes with tile installed in both basic and creative ways.

It’s a universal design truth: stripes are classic and never go out of style. I’ve seen my share of showers with a singular accent stripe of tile, however these examples show stripes symmetrically balanced throughout the space.

Horizontal stripes widen, while vertical stripes elongate. These showers take on a variety of personalities, from happy to dramatic depending on the color and size of tile used. Her are examples of basic stripes on the wall, but also some creative applications on the floors and walls beyond the shower.


Horizontal Installations

subway tile with dotted liner

style at home

creative pattern with hexagon mosaic


gray marble and white subway tile


the leslie style

smaller scale navy and white mosaic penny tiles


eclipse design

glass subway tile in four colorways


reiko design

penny tile mosaic stripes

house beautiful

yellow and white subway tiles


alys design

large scale glass tile


butler armsden

stacked subway tiles

young house love

legacy cdm

black and white rectangular tiles


bradley e heppner

polished ceramic tile

izabella widomska

black and white subway tiles

calvis wyant

black and white porcelain tiles

Vertical Installations

stripes created with textured tiles.



small scale hexagon mosaic

unknown source

planete deco

Abstract Artists You Should Know About

By Kate Riley January 22, 2018

I was in Paris during the summer of 2016, and I spent an afternoon strolling the streets of Montmartre, a district famous for its art shops. That day, one particular painting caught my eye, it was a small yet bright pastel abstract painting that I fell in love with at first sight. Art is something I always look for when I travel, it’s the best kind of souvenir. I bought that little painting that day and I look at it every day where it sits on the shelf in my home office.

I collect landscapes and charcoal illustrations, but abstract art I find most appealing and I’ve collected several of them as well. The medley of colors and brushstrokes convey a different feeling depending on the piece: moody, cheerful, ethereal, etc. If you also collect abstract works, you should know about these talented artists.

1. Patricia Vargas



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2. Yang Yang Pan

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3. Michelle Armas


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4. Britt Bass


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5. Lola Donogue



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6. Megan Elizabeth



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7.  Hilary Butler



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8. Jennifer Gautheir



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9. Julianne Strom Brill



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10. Jessica Matier



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