This bathroom packs a punch. It’s not short on luxe, with a collected, well-curated look. The finishes and overall palette complement the rest of the home.
Hope you are all having a lovely summer and are keeping cool!
Speaking of cool, I have so enjoyed writing these How to Create A Color Palette Your Entire Home posts. This is the last post in the series, and we’re closing with the bathroom.
In the adjacent hall or bedroom, we have the same wood floors as the rest of the home, so I chose a very graphic pattern cement tile in a strong black, gray, and white with a popping black border for the bathroom.
I’ve used this tile on the floor, including the shower floor, while the shower walls have a large-format rippled white tile that has a light-reflecting sheen that contrasts with the cement tile floors, which are are more of a matte finish.
To make things pop by making an uncommon choice, I chose a black cement tile for the shower curb and pony walls.
The high-end cabinetry in this bathroom is a solid maple with the all upgrades, bells, and whistles, in a cloud white. The quartz counters feature light gray veining through a subtle off-white stone.
SERIES WRAP UP
As I wrap-up this series, the posts and the selections have become simpler because the process is now simpler.
The more selections you make and the more you practice selecting one element and one item at a time, the easier it becomes to build on those selections and create a collected space that inspires you.
Although I am terrible at clothing styling, I believe that you can also apply these guidelines to fashion. For instance, select a blouse or shirt that fits well and looks good, and build on it to create a great outfit. Perhaps that is the way stylists put together those amazing outfits and make it look so easy; maybe you already do this yourself.
Personally, dressing stylish is not my forte, but I was known to wear some avant-garde pieces back in the day!
What I’m trying to say is that whether you’re good at dressing well or you become good a pulling a room together, it’s a practice that is simple to apply to other areas (although I lost my knack for dressing stylishly, so I’ve narrowed it down to dressing simply).
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I’ll also let you in a little secret. As easy as it is for me to style, design, and renovate someone’s home and make the owners love it (I’m still always totally blown away by that), my own living space is not there yet.
I have a few well-chosen and quality pieces, a few pieces of meaningful artwork, some accessories that are worth keeping, and a few plants. But it isn’t at all a well pulled together space because it is my space.
It’s true: I have a hard time making decisions and selecting for my own space, yet here I am suggesting that you do those things.
But hear me out, because I have a really good excuse – well, a few:
To start with, I live in a rental, and we don’t yet know what we are going to do with the pieces we’ve filled it with. We don’t want to make significant purchases for this particular, tiny dwelling since we don’t know what type of home we’ll end up in (hopefully a bit bigger!).
And because I work on selections and decisions all day long with clients, on the blog, on social media, to make business decisions, to find finishes to showcase, etc., by the time I go home at the end of the day I’m ready to stop making more decisions and selections.
I also have at my disposal a ridiculous amount of choices, new products, and new things streaming down the pipeline – materials that have not yet been released to the general public or distributed to retail stores.
So for me, it’s harder to make these decisions. And that, my friends, has been going on for four years, which is the longest time I have gone without styling my own home the way I want to. I have made some attempts but never completed the process, and by the time I revisited the chore I wanted different things, different colors, slightly different style…
I have made some attempts but never completed the process, and by the time I revisited the chore I wanted different things, different colors, slightly different style…
So you see, even I need professional help. I know that many designers out there hire other designers to at least aid in their own process, and especially to obtain validation that we are not making decisions for the wrong reasons.
I hope you enjoyed walking through this fictional home over the last five posts, and that they provided valuable information and inspiration for your own interior design projects. I have included links to all the posts in this series below.
Even if you are not ready to embark on a full-fledged renovation project, you can still seek help by purchasing a virtual design consultation, so please reach out I’d be delighted to help you.