Slate provides an "earthy" look for a California home

April 18, 2001
/ Print / Reprints /
/ Text Size+
Autumn Mist slate was employed in 12- x 12-inch tiles for the floor, shower and Jacuzzi surround in this residence located in Hollywood Hills, CA.

A vanity top made of Golden Sunset granite complements the Autumn Mist slate floor tiles.
While Christopher Grubb of Arch-Interiors Design Group, Inc. in Beverly Hills, CA., believes that color plays a role in stone selection, he also finds that more neutral materials are still prevalent for bathrooms. This was the case for a master bath in a Hollywood Hills, CA, residence, where slate and granite were utilized to mirror the earth-tone shades of the California environment.

Grubb explained that the 3,000-square-foot residence is situated close to a state park, and the client wanted a design that would reflect this surrounding environment. They also desired an abundance of natural light and a space that would feel open, according to the designer. "The clients were very much into California earth tones," he said.

In providing this "earthy" look, Arch-Interiors chose Autumn Mist slate for the bathroom flooring, shower and Jacuzzi surround. "The clients wanted to reflect other finishes in the house," said Grubb. "It was important that this room related to the whole house. For them, this material was just right, and they found the variation in the stone fascinating."

The stone was employed in 12-x-12-inch slate tiles, which were arranged in a 45-degree running bond pattern on the floor. For the vanity top, makeup counter and bench in the shower, Grubb selected Golden Sunset granite to provide a complementary element to the slate. "The color palette and blend of materials came together very quickly," said Grubb.

Credit Box

Private residence

Hollywood Hills, CA

Designer: Arch-Interiors Design Group, Inc., Beverly Hills, CA

Stone Suppliers: Southland Stone, North Hollywood, CA (slate); Stone Resources (granite)

Did you enjoy this article? Click here to subscribe to Stone World 

You must login or register in order to post a comment.



Image Galleries

October 2014 Stone World Stone Products Online Gallery

Check out the latest products from stone companies.

Stone World Magazine

Stone World October 2014 cover

2014 October

Featured on the cover of this issue is the Colorado Yule quarry in Marble, CO, which was recently purchased by Italian stone producer, R.E.D. Graniti.

Table Of Contents Subscribe

Contemporary Stone & Tile Design Magazine

CSTD Fall 2014 cover

2014 Fall

In this issue of Contemporary Stone & Tile Design, we take a look at the latest developments in TPT, with a feature article and you can read more comments from Waldrep on this subject as well as other industry professionals.

Table Of Contents Subscribe


Are you aware of the new stone standard – ANSI/NSC 373 Sustainability Assessment for Natural Dimension Stone?
View Results Poll Archive

The Stone World Store

How to Polish & Restore Marble Flooring

This video will show you step-by-step how to resurface and polish marble flooring from grinding and removing lippage and scratches to achieving a highly reflective polish.

More Products

Stone Industry Education

Stone Industry Education

From marketing and much more!  We provide natural stone professionals with stone knowledge and education they can count on, as well as great networking opportunities. Click here to go to Stone Industry Education.


facebook logo Twitter  YouTubeGoogle+

Vertical Sector Focus: Critical Infrastructures

criticalhomepagethumbFrom terrorism to vandalism, it’s preparedness, response, training and partnerships. Learn about some of the critical security issues facing this sector.

Visit the Critical Infrastructure page to read more.