West Beach Beverly


Nestled amongst the trees with the ocean at its back is a special project we were lucky to be a part of. The main home lays centered between a garage and guest cottage. Everything is understated but done with the best material and workmanship. The guest cottage was phase one of the project and the client’s aim was to keep everything neutral, light and airy. They selected faux wood porcelain plank tile set in a herringbone pattern for the entrance. The attached half bath features porcelain wood plank tile as a wainscoting with porcelain slate tile on the floor. The full bath uses simple white subway tile around a large walk-in shower with porcelain slate tile seamlessly throughout the entire bath floor. 

The main house was phase two and the client wanted to bring natural elements in from the outside. They choose a porcelain tile with an exact likeness of raw granite to work off their granite slabs in the entry and back patio. This same tile is at every landing on the first floor and cut around a circular compass of wood leading into the “locker room” bath. The dining room with its impressive floor to ceiling windows has large format granite like porcelain tile and a thick 12” band of mosaic framing the space. The kitchen backsplash was kept sublime using hand crafted white subway tiles partnered with a little pop of turquoise glass tiles on the island splash that you will also find covering the roof top deck. The clients wanted to keep some of the original characteristics of the home and the turquoise color was one of them, which you will find covering the entire living room floor. The powder room bath on the main level has miniature turquoise arabesque on the adjacent wet walls with a simple cream colored floor for balance.   

The second level has two junior suites and a master suite. The “tower” bath was draped in warm tone faux slate to pick up on the trees you can see fromthis room. Its seamless shower has a beautiful glass accent band to bring in depth. The junior suite was kept cooler to pick up the Atlantic Ocean with a pebble stone shower floor, plank tiles on the walls and bathroom floor in grey tones. The master suite is spectacular and understated. The large 19×19 porcelain tiles sweep into the shower with plank tile on the shower walls and underside of the large window with views of West Beach.

We are always proud and inspired by how a job comes together and owe a lot to the skilled tile installers who work with our visions to become reality. 

*We want to give a special thank you to the client for choosing Tile By Design and forever being a part of their home.

Design Consultant: Jessica McGinn

Architect: Holt Architects

Builder: Silva Brothers

Installer: Ferrante Tile

First floor slate:
China Multi 16×16


Kitchen Backsplash – Sonoma Tilemakers Star White

Kitchen Island Backsplash – Lunada Bay Tile Agate Umbria Pearl 1×1


Dining Room – 5Q-3029 12×24 with Fragment Mosaic (Porcelain)

Tower Roof Top Deck – Lunada Bay Tile Agate Umbria Pearl 1×1

Tower Bath 

                Floor – 4W-2035 12×24 (Porcelain)

                Walls – 2I-1136 6×24 (Porcelain)

                Shower Floor – Island Stone Honey Forest Mix Random Pebbles

First Floor Lavatory

                Floor – 8k-4443 6×24 (Porcelain)

                Focal Wall – Soli Stone Tessen Brine Arabesque (Ceramic)

Locker Room Bath

                Floors – 5Q-3029 12×24 (Porcelain)

                Walls – 2I-1136 6×24 (Porcelain)

Guest Bath

                Wall and Floor – 6Q-3220 12×24 (Porcelain)

                Accent – Walker Zanger Waterfall Earth/Khaki Blend 1×1

New Bath

                Walls and Floor – 6Q-3220 12×24 (Porcelain)

                Shower Floor – Sonoma Tilemakers Vihara Karuna Iridescent E-Hex

Laundry Room – 6Q-3220 12×24 (Porcelain)

Master Bath

                Floor and Tub – 7C-4043 Matte 19×19 (Porcelain)

                Walls and Ceiling – 2V-1530 6×24 (Porcelain)