For a simple look - Large white tiles - Kerry Phelan Design. Similar layout of our small bathroom with a floating sink! Would prefer a glossier finish to the tiles since we won't be tiling all the walls "wet room.
Hiding wires for mounted tv without running through walls. We don't have a mantle but we are planning to mount the tv and I LOVE the idea of "moulding" on the wall to frame it off, this would look amazing.tie in with DIY entertainment center
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