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15 December, 2011 by Denes Petoe
Andrew Marlay is an interior designer with an eye for delicate subtlety and exquisite detailing. His firm, Marlay Design specializes in high end residential design. Andrew’s design process delves deep into planning, organization and the most careful consideration of transitions. A truly sophisticated design makes transitions from different materials and surfaces within a space appear effortless. Our Vermeere Ceramic Collection is perfect for this type of deliberate and elevated-thought design.
Once all ceramic tiles and moldings were manufactured and delivered to the job site, Andrew supervised the organization of all parts. Here we can see the inside, outside and frame corners of the ceramic base moldings, pencil liners and chair rails.
Vermeere Ceramic Tile Molding

Organizing The Transition Pieces

A dry layout then begins, this configuration will frame the faucet controls.
Ceramic Tile Border

Careful Layout, Numbering & Planning of the Border Details

The Vermeere Ceramics color chosen was Aidan’s Blue Gloss and the main walls were a 3”x 6” subway tile. This configuration consists of an Ogee Border Liner, a mosaic border of 1-1/4” x 5/8” Offset Brick Pattern in Thassos Polished Marble, and Pencil Liner. Notice the special right angle pieces called Outside Frame Corners. Here is the careful installation process being performed.
Ceramic Subway Tile

From Planning To Actual Installation

And now the final grouted result, notice how every placement of tile, molding and mosaic is perfectly thought out. Andrew is a true perfectionist and incredible professional.
Grouted Vermeer Subway Tile

Border & Molding Detailing Around the Faucet Controls

Here is a detail of the corner treatment using the special Inside Corner Molding pieces.
Inside Ceramic Molding Corners

Inside Corner Detailing

We fabricated a tub deck from Polished Thassos 1-1/4” Marble which was also used as a shelf in the shower niche. The transitions from the ceramic tile inside the niche to the outside were achieved seamlessly through the use of Bullnose Ceramic Tile.
Hand Made Ceramic Subway Tile

Tub Deck In Thassos Slab and Niche Detail

A Basketweave pattern of Thassos with a Blue Celest Dot was used on the floor, notice the perfect placement of the mosaic, leaving an equal amount of white space between the dot and the base throughout the 90 degree turn. The transition from floor to wall was made using the Normandy Ceramic Base Molding piece.
Basketweave Mosaic and Ceramic Base Molding

Transition From Mosaic Floor To Walls Using Ceramic Base Molding

We thank Andrew Marlay for allowing us a rare glimpse into his impeccable design and execution process. We were fascinated and the work speaks for itself. This bathroom belongs to one very lucky little boy!

One Response to “A Child’s Bathroom of Details – Design by Andrew Marlay”

  1. Playful yet understated. Well thought out. Simply but charmingly detailed. It fascinates.

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