I’m here at the Design Bloggers conference in LA at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel. The first reception in the afternoon on Sunday to kick off the conference was at Hollyhock in West Hollywood with Suzanne Rheinstein. I got to spend some time with Brooke & Steve from Velvet & Linen prior to cocktails.
I picked the only frame with colour for this picture and it happened to match my skirt! (photo by Larson-Juhl)
Bunny Williams had a car waiting for her to go back to the hotel and I was lucky enough to catch a ride and sit right beside her on the way to the opening reception. We had a lively conversation about clients and design. We somehow got to talking about tile and she said she hates spaced out grout lines. She specifies all tile to be installed as close together as possible. Her tile layer has to sign a form that acknowledges if they lay it with spacers, they’ll have to rip it back out again. She is speaking at the conference on Tuesday.
I found this fascinating because I think tile is so bossy already and then you add the wrong colour grout or too much of it to the mix and it can turn pretty tile into ugly real fast.
I decided I should write a post dedicated exclusively to grout colour but I need some feedback from you first. So over to you my lovelies, have you had the experience of loving the tile you had and then hating it once it was installed? Do tell.
I’ll have more to report later on from the conference!
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