Welcome to the official Frame Farme tour!! Brought to you by the amazing manufacturer, Marazzi USA who supplied all the tile in our home. In my humble opinion, save only the windows, the tile absolutely makes this house what it is! We couldn’t have built this home without them and they are as good as family to us. We couldn’t be more grateful and I finally get to share what we’ve been working on with them for 2+ years! All photos were shot by Marazzi, except for those noted. You can see ALL the tile the house in one neat landing page on their site here, so go check it out!
The Marazzi team came all the way from Dallas to meet us two years ago and design the tile plan for our home. This was taken August 9, 2017!! Micah and Audrey – their amazing marketing masters, and Shelly – their design director had such a vision for this project and were so wonderful to collaborate with!They patiently waited while we built the home and came back to shoot our home in November of 2018. They were really the only ones besides us that went through the process from start to finish. They were invested, too! Showing them the house in person was such a huge moment for both Russ and I!
Even now, a few months later the decor and finishing touches aren’t completed to my liking (maybe never will be!) But, I wanted to give an honest look at the space as it is and how we accomplished making each space functional even if it wasn’t totally complete! And on a very small budget to boot.
Buckle up for the biggest post I’ve ever written!
“Glacier” Limestone by Sunset Stone // Wood Paneling: We used a Japanese firing technique called Su Shugi Ban which seals it from water and fire damage and gives it this rich brown, sometimes black coloring! // Windows: Andersen Windows 100 Series // Door: Custom door by CBW // Garage Doors by Vidor //
TILE: Chateau Reserve in Hickory Grove 12×48
Tile: The majority of the house (except for bathroom) is a wood look tile by Marazzi called Chateau Reserve in Hickory Grove. I fell in love with it at their showroom and knew it would be perfect. It is hardy, and has taken an absolute beating and looks as good as the day we installed it. It is SO beautiful and we couldn’t be happier with it! // Door: CBW Custom Door // Black Chandelier via Lamps Plus // Custom Neon by Echo Neon (it says “Ten Twenty” which is our anniversary, 10.20.2005 // Runner via Rugs USA // Credenza: wall mounted Ikea Besta // Plant on Credenza is called “String of Bananas” // Woven Slipper Basket is old CB2 // Planter: Ikea with “Snake Plant” inside // Christ Painting via Latter Day Home //
TILE: Chateau Reserve in Hickory Grove 12×48
Paint: // Repurposed Ikea Besta Drawers from the boys’ room with a cabinet grade plywood on top! We hope to do a more customized and functional built-in system in the future, but this works for now! // Old Target Chair, Similar Office Chair // Sea Urchin Light via Lamps Plus // All Frames // Art: Yago Hortal // OK Olivia Calendar // Shapes 3D Mobile: a gift, source unknown // (Outer office photos by me, middle by Marazzi.)
Marazzi brought Shelly Halbert, their Director of Design from Dallas and helped me really button up this room (the whole house, let’s be honest!) for the shoot. We have big plans for this room and I’ll be sure to keep you updated as we work on it!
TILE: Fireplace – Classentino Marble in Centurio Black (Polished) 24×48 // Floor – Chateau Reserve in Hickory Grove 12×48
I think the fireplace tile looks so incredibly luxe. It instantly added a richness to the room! The color provided the contrast that these white walls so desperately needed and the large scale tiles made the install job super quick! I love that the pattern is interesting but not busy. It feels very calming to the eye and won’t compete with any decor choices in the future.
Bed, Chairs, Basket by bed and Yellow Pillows: Ikea // Furry Pillows, Plant stand by bed, throws, and basket by fireplace: Target // Bedding is old West Elm // Prada Art // Vintage blue side table // Lights — temporary, one of our scones broke the night before and we didn’t have time to replace it! But we had these lights before the incident. 😉 // Fireplace insert is “Icon” by Heatilator size 42″ and we had them paint the brick black!
TILE: Floor – Classentino Marble in Palazzo White – Polished 24×24 // Backsplash on vanity – Luminescence in Charcoal // Shower surrounds – Classentino Marble in Palazzo White – Polished 12×24 // Shower and Laundry tray floor – Cenutrio Black Matte 2×3 Linear Hex //
This room is our show stopper, and it’s all because of the tile. I love seeing people’s reactions and we get the most questions about this room so it will be the next post in this series so I can tackle them all in depth!
Chandelier above tub // Roller blinds via BlindsGalore.com // Shower Head and Sprayer // Tub and Vanity faucets // Tub // Cabinets (we did these throughout the home, they’re quarter sawn oak with a white wash stain!) // Pulls // Marble Countertops are Calcatta Zeus // Sinks // Medicine Cabinet Mirrors are Godmorgon via Ikea //
MAIN LIVING SPACE
This is the room we spend nearly all our waking hours in. It is the highest traffic, most messes made, and the first thing you see when you come to visit. We’ve dropped pots and pans, rode scooters and drug furniture, had dance parties, wrestling matches, and it had full of guests and their dirty boots ;). And with a quick wipe of the mop it looks brand new every single time. I am the first to admit that the Frames are HARD on our stuff. And we needed something to meet the challenge. Chateau Reserve is it. I’ll shout it from the rooftops forever more.We plan to get a (cream am I crazy?) rug here eventually, but I have loved the ease of cleaning. I run through with my Dyson, mop, and can get it done in no time at all.
Chandelier (we are lowering the chandelier several feet but will need to set up scaffolding to do so, so it’s low on the priority list, ha!) // Couch // Bone Inlay Coffee Table // Chairs // Credenza is Besta with high gloss green fronts // Fireplace insert is “Icon” by Heatilator and we had them painted black, this one is 50″. // Art was a gift from Russ’ Grandma “Pip” it’s a painting her friend did of her in college that Russ always loved!
Floor Tile – Chateau Reserve in Hickory Grove 12×48
This dining table is from Article and was a loan for this shoot because Russ will be making ours. We use a foldable dining table when we need to and fingers crossed he gets some free time soon! // Chairs // Silverware — they will do custom orders if you message them. I ordered 12 pieces each of just the forks spoons and knives, the dessert spoons are very tiny and I didn’t think I’d use them. // Table runner is Target.
Island Tile – Midpark Mosaic in Cloud White (this tile has a cool combination of polished, unpolished, wood look and cement look tiles!)
Appliances are Maytag // Light Fixture via Lamps Plus // Quartz is Calcatta Statuario // Sink is Silgranit // Cabinet Pulls // Faucet + Disposal Button // Soap Dispenser // Pot Filler // Counter Stools are “Terracotta” via Industry West // The Pantry goes behind the stove area and we used Dollar Tree bins to organize! (Pantry photo by me)
MUDROOM + MUDBATH
This tile was my favorite pick of all. Just for the personality, pattern and color scheme. Marazzi has so many patterned options which are super trendy now, but they do them so classically!
Tile // Sink // Mirror is custom made by Szklo Glass // Faucet // Toilet Roll holder // Hand Towel Ring // Robert and Stella Flower Art // Wildfield Handlettered Quote // Towel Rack // Mat, Hand Towel and Basket on toilet are Target // Basket on floor is Ikea // Drinking Fountain is Elkay
The loft is where we store all our craft supplies, books, and is the only carpeted area of the whole house. My kids make something in the loft nearly every day, and I’m thrilled that they use it for what it was intended for. I wanted a place away from the main living spaces that they could be creative and I wouldn’t be hovering and stressing about messes. Believe me, it’s a mess. Always.
Carpet is Tuftex by Shaw. Different stores carry different colors so you’ll need to call ahead to see what your local one has! // Glass Railings by Glass Images // Stair Railings made by Russ and his dad // Piano is Secondhand, from 1970s I’m told! // Russ made the book shelves custom, paint color is “Festival Yellow” by Glidden // Cabinets were custom made and the tops are the cabinet grade plywood again! Well be replacing that table top as needed and so cost effective was key! // Office chairs are Article (they don’t raise or lower, just FYI), we have spots for 3 to study at.
Loft photos by Hunter Fowler and me.
BASEMENT LIVING ROOM
I got SO much feedback about having tile in the basement. I wouldn’t change it for the world. After I write about the master bath I’ll be telling you more about this!Couch is old from Copenhagen West in SLC // Custom Canvas Prints of Family photos // Vintage Laundry Container // Brown Chairs, lamp and side table from Ikea // Vintage National Geographics // Local Artist Portraits of our family
Rug // Bed // Duvet Cover and Sloth // Faux Fur throw // Sidetable // Map, Alarm Clock and Lamp are Target // Macrame Hanging Planter // Vintage Globe // Plush Instruments and Plush log on the bed from Crate and Barrel Kids //
Bed // Duvet Cover // Rug // Acrylic Table is Crate and Barrel Kids (similar!) // Ikea Laundry Basket and Yellow pot // Target Lamp // Fur Turtle Concert Art above bed // Door knobs Kwikset “Milan” Lever
Crib // Acrylic Shelves // Vintage Credenza // Mini Rockers // Shibori Curtains via Urban Outfitters // Toys are vintage, Little Cotton Wood Co., MountainHaus Studio, Little Sapling Toys // Pennant Flag via Roxy Marj.
BASEMENT LAUNDRY ROOM
Sink // Washer and Dryer are Whirpool // Laundress Laundry Supplies // Dryer Balls // Towels via Pier 1. // Pallet basket via Target
BUNK ROOM / GUEST BEDROOM
Floor: Chateau Reserve in Hickory Grove 12×48
If you made it this far, you deserve an award! Let me know if you have any questions or need any links, I’m always stoked to chat about our home! If you’re in the market for tile, after using tile from all over in our previous homes, I can with full confidence say Marazzi is the place to go. So so happy with all our choices!