Maybe you thought that sometime I would have something to talk about other than “rooms that contain a toilet”. Like drills, right? I used to talk about drills, and hammering things, and digging bigass holes.
But seriously, right now I spend at least three hours every evening having an internal debate about shallow vs. deep sinks, or one-person vs. two-person bathtubs, or dear god what color is the cabinetry going to be.
So I finally decided that I need to have a comprehensive mental image of these spaces to be able to pick out fixtures without breaking out in hives. The only problem is that there are so many styles that I like.
Modern using natural materials…
A little darker and more rustic…
The straight-up beach look is totally appealing as well…
So basically, I’d just like to have four or five bathrooms that can have a different look and feel. What? Not cost effective? That sound you hear is MysteryMan banging his head against his computer.
What I know for sure is that the house is going to have rustic elements throughout: stone and old barn beams and wood ceilings. And I tend to lean toward bold colors instead of neutrals. But sometime after 2AM I decided the second bath (the “visitors bath” so to speak) should be lighter. Could be that I was inspired. Could be sleep deprivation.
Either way, this is what I’m using to help inform my fixture decisions.
1. Benjamin Moore colors: Mascarpone & Natural Elements
2. Sasha Seagrass storage from World Market
3. Beadboard – which may end up not being beadboard at all, but painted barn siding.
4. Reclaimed barn wood flooring – I’m not entirely sure how I feel about wood flooring in the bathroom. I kind of love it in theory, and this won’t be a highly used bath until our hypothetical children turn into hypothetical teenage boys, at which point I’ll have painted everything black in self-defense anyway. If I find some tile or stone that’s ultra-appealing, this could change.
5. Roman Stripe shower curtain from Pottery Barn– And don’t get me wrong, I’m not paying $45 dollars for a shower curtain, and not just because I’ll be thrown bodily out of the house if I do. I like the colors though, and I’m all about the stripes.
6. Driftwood & Glass mirror – Sometime around 2:30 AM I got the idea for a sculptural mirror that looks like it grows out of a piece of driftwood. Not that I’ll be able to start on that anytime in the foreseeable future, but you better believe it’s on my list.
7. Recycled glass tile – I’m planning on tiling the shower surround, and I love recycled glass tiles. This will definitely be the counter top (see how to build and tile your own here) and I may use it for an accent strip in the shower with some white subway tile.
8. Dryden faucet in stainless from Delta Faucets
I have to say, along with everyone else who visited the Delta Faucet headquarters last week, I fairly well fell in love with the Virage faucet from the Brizo line.
This is definitely still a contender for the bathroom sink. Which I haven’t picked out yet. Along with the shower and toilet, but hey, the plumbers are coming Monday. (You can guess what I’ll be doing this weekend.)
Love it! I DESPERATELY wanted wood mosaic tile on the bathroom floor (I know, it sounds crazy). Chris put the kibosh on that, and it was a LITTLE pricey (and by a little, I mean HOLY SHIT pricey)
4-5 bathrooms is the perfect solution! Don’t poncey nightclubs follow a similar pattern – they have techno rooms & hip-hop rooms & trance rooms?
Really like how you’ve laid out your photos & source list – it’s very neat & must have eliminated a world of distraction.
Million dollar question: with this in place, can you sleep better?
I like the idea of a sculptural driftwood mirror. We have one at C&B that I’ve had my eye on. Although the glass portion would probably have to bigger than this one to make it function in a bathroom. You can check it out at http://www.crateandbarrel.com/decorating-and-accessories/mirrors/driftwood-mirror/s577238
That’s a very cool mirror. I should have looked at C&B for some inspiration earlier.
OK, I just HAVE to comment on the funky toilets in picture number 1. What???
I mean, toilet and bidet
Haha, I know right? The bubble fixtures. They are probably ridiculously expensive. I more liked the window and stone in that one.
Who said web-logs are dead? Weblogs like yours are the reason why people still visit web-logs:)
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