When we built our home, this was the one room I had no vision for. Our new construction bathroom sat off our playroom, just for guests and kids. I didn’t have a clue what to do, but we had two fixed variables already decided. One was a small tiled up to the ceiling shower, and a window: the rest was up for me to decide. And to make it more fun, our budget was maxed- this was the last room to decide on.
Trendy or Play It Safe In a New Construction Bathroom
I was hesitant to push the envelope in our home for fear of sinking money into a dying trend. But I found this bathroom to be the ideal spot to toe that line. Far from the rest of our home’s living areas, it is not well used. It would be used by kids and our guests.
I went with dark cabinetry and white quartz countertops. A gray vanity, gray patterned tile floor and gray in some of the hardware. The brass light is necessary to warm up the space and add interest. After all, thats the whole point of mixing metals: to make it more interesting! It warms up what otherwise could be a cold room. I have big plans for the walls (they are screaming for tile!)…. but for now, here we are.
Kid Friendly / Patterned Tile / Mixed Metals
Since it gets most of its use from our kids, accessories needed to be kept simple. It also means I have to come in here now and then just to make sure the kids are flushing. 😀
Of course, the patterned tile is my favorite. It’s just enough to be different, and that makes me happy! Will I still love it in 5 years? I think so– and it’s a small enough space I wasn’t too worried.
I am crazy about the Kensington Pivot Mirror from Pottery Barn. Its a great piece, with just a touch of masculinity. We had to wait a few months for it because it was back ordered – twice – and the wait was worth it.
I found a photo from last Spring after we moved in- I hung this giant rattan basket on the wall because I thought all the gray needed some warming up. This space isn’t perfect and it’s not done… who knows, I kind of want to paint those cabinets and for sure tile these walls- but it is great for right now! What do you think?
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