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Second-Floor Selections

I’m Kayley Danielson, interior designer for Niche Homes. Today, I am going to be sharing the second-floor finishes for our development project. The second-floor living will include two family bedrooms and a master suite.


We plan to carry the hardwood oak floor from the main level up the stairs, and into the three bedrooms on the second level. It is a white oak with a gray and white finish. 

For that master bathroom, I’ve selected limestone flooring. I’m trying to create a spa-like master retreat for whoever decides to purchase this beautiful home. Limestone is a natural stone with an understated soft-tone finish. Its contemporary color is going to add visual interest and uniqueness to this property.


For the master bath walls, I’ve selected a 2.5″ x 9″ soft gray subway tile. The 2.5″ x 9″ size is more contemporary than a traditional 3″ x 6″ subway tile, but it is still making a historical reference to those subway tiles that were used in the 1920’s when this house was built. We’ll have a stained cabinet finish that will match the wood floor. I’ve selected a stained wood finish for this bathroom because it is a higher-end, more traditional choice than a painted cabinet finish and more appropriate for a master bathroom.


In the secondary bathroom, I’m going to bring back that Farrow & Ball Inchyra Blue to paint the vanity. We’re, again, referencing our Niche Homes branding, and adding a pop of color and visual interest. This makes the bathroom feel a little bit more youthful, but still sophisticated. The cool thing about this color is it isn’t navy, and it isn’t green, and it’s different from what we’re seeing on Instagram and Pinterest. 

One of the main things that you’ll notice through all of these finishes is we’re on trend, but we’re also trying to be different. And in doing that, we’re reflecting the historical nature of this home, and also providing a unique home that fits the neighborhood.

For the floor of that secondary bathroom, I’ve selected a Carrara Marble Mosaic. Carrara Marble is a less expensive marble option than Calacatta Gold, but it still gives us that really high-end, classy marble finish on the floor.

For the wall tile, I have selected a ceramic glazed tile. But again, I’m playing with the shape. I’ve selected a 5″ x 5″ tile that we can lay in a brick pattern, but it is a little different than what we’re seeing everywhere with a traditional 3″ x 6″ subway. It is also honoring those historical 4″ x 4″ ceramic tiles that we see in 1920’s homes.

Thanks for tuning in today to hear about all the second-floor finishes. I am excited for the completion of this house in the Spring of 2020, and can’t wait to share it with you.


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