Here a recent project:
This is a part of the German Passive House, as covered in the panelling section:
An open space master bathroom, rustic panelling and contrasting tiling with natural slate and integrated little
All started with the installation of the tub and building a small 'footboard' wall with a corner of a massive
beam section, to contain the plumbing and provide a surface for bath accessories.
Similarly, also a matching vanity is created for the sink.
This will receive doors and drawers later.
Then followed tiling the countertop with a matching dark tile...
...And then the backsplash received slate pieces, that I cut into
rectangular pieces of equal height, and also a few integrated feature
tiles that match the sink.
The final product was this:
The tub encasing and the head-wall received a black ceramic tile,
while the main wall was tediously 'patched' with best matching slate pieces, that in most cases still needed some
edge cutting, to fit
together like a big puzzle. I took care to avoid any wide gaps, and
rather overlapped the pieces where possible, to have a natural drip
edge for the water run-off.
If it were not an interior shower area, I would have preferred to not grout it, and leave it with
the drip edge - as in the picture above. But since there really should be no moisture getting behind the slate, I
gave it a sealing grout finish.
And finally...done !
(Well, the vanity doors are still missing)
More tiling examples on my other site MakingThingsNice.ca, are here:
General Tiling of Bathrooms and Kitchens
Upscale Bathrooms with Marble
Tiling of Floors - including Subfloor Heaters
A Tiled Masonry Stove