Crossville Sponsors Flower Magazine Showhouse
Crossville, Tenn.—Domestic tile manufacturer, Crossville, is this year’s tile supplier and sponsor Flower magazine Showhouse near Birmingham, Ala. The current issue of Flower magazine features the story of this home, along with images and information about the Crossville collections chosen for the home’s two bathrooms.
With a special bond with Flower’s editor in chief, Margot Shaw, this year Flower magazine Showhouse is her personal home in Bibb County. Shaw gathered architect Pete Pritchard, interior designer Mary Evelyn McKee and landscape architect Ben Page to help her create a simple, elegant fieldstone farmhouse.
Crossville collections were specified for the home’s two bathrooms. In the master bathroom, McKee chose Crossville’s Altered State in Steel Gaze for the main floor and White Hot for the shower walls. Made to mimic oxidized steel, this tile blends in with the other natural tones in the room. To complement the shower walls, McKee selected one of Crossville’s natural stone collections, Yin + Yang in Lotus Blossom, for the shower bench and shower floor. The mesh mosaics offer easy installation and slip resistance, while bringing variety in color, movement and texture.
For the guest bathroom, McKee again chose Crossville’s Altered State in Steel Gaze for the floor and Yin + Yang in Lotus Blossom for the shower floor. McKee used Crossville’s Handwritten Collection for the nuanced look of handcrafted, artisan tile to add a bold yet beautiful element to the small space. Working closely with the tile installer, McKee and team created a custom pattern of 3 x 6 Gothic pole and leaf mosaic tiles in Inkwell. This pattern and dark blue color add a touch of drama amid the earthy neutrals that define the space.