Super Glam Bathrooms

Super Glam Bathrooms | madduxcreative.com | design-vox.com

This bathroom is truly on another level. This is a bathroom fit for royalty. It hurts my brain a little bit to imagine using this room. It’s almost gone past being a room meant to serve a function and entered the realm of being art. Okay I may be overreacting just a touch but seriously look at this place.

Super Glam Bathrooms | thedeanhotel.com | design-vox.com

If you can’t afford miles of marble you can still have a totally glam bathroom. Black makes a space dramatic and sexy. Pair it with brass and you’ve got an easy recipe for glamour.

Super Glam Bathrooms | nuevo-estilo.micasarevista.com | design-vox.com

Modern + Traditional = almost always a good idea. Ornate frames take this room from run-of-the-mill to wow. The old, textural pieces pair especially well with the clean, sleek white tile. A juxtaposition made in heaven.

P.S. Sorry it’s been sooo long since I blogged. Work has been crazy!

oneMaddux Creative via dustjacket attic
two | The Dean Hotel via Yatzer
three | Nuevo Estilo via dustjacket attic

Tile Talk and Changes at My House

How are you all? Sorry I’ve been so sporadic with posting lately. There’s been a lot to distract me. Work’s been busy, I’ve been trying to teach myself to cook instead of relying on so much processed food, and my fiance Chris is moving in with me very soon (squeal). The era of living on my own is coming to an end and it’s pretty weird to try and wrap my head around that. It will be a huge adjustment for both of us, but of course it’s also very exciting.

There’s been a little bit of updating going on in my condo, but nothing really blog-worthy. I got a hand-me-down dryer from my father-in-law-to-be which is awesome since my old one was practically unusable (it liked to rip clothes). And now I’ve just ordered a shiny new dishwasher because my old one (which I’m pretty sure is original to the ’70s structure) finally kicked the bucket. I also finally painted the lower stairwell, which had been one of the few surfaces that I still hadn’t painted since I moved in. It was yellowy and covered in holes and crayon marks. Yeah. Feels so good to have it a clean light-mid gray.

So with this whole fiance and eventual husband situation I will now of course have to get any home updates okayed by him, but the good news is he doesn’t care about it all nearly as much as I do so I will still have quite a bit of creative freedom. For years we’ve been saying that Chris will need a man cave and he will get to furnish and decorate it how he chooses, while I will have pretty much free reign in the rest of the house. We’ll both have veto power though which I think is wise. :) Chris does surprise me sometimes by randomly showing interest in interior design. There’s a sofa at JCPenney that he has had his eye on for like a year now and often we’ll be at the mall and he’ll say, “Can we go see the Darrin sofa?” I got him to go into The Tile Shop and he actually had fun critiquing the displays with me.

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One thing that is definitely clear with my taste in tile is that I like it to be in the white/gray/black family. I have a very hard time with tan/brown tile. I could possibly handle a subtle creamy color but it’s not my first choice. I find beige colors in general feel outdated to me more often than not. I think too many people choose beige because they’re afraid the cooler neutrals will feel too… well, too cold. It’s good to be mindful of that possibility but honestly it’s not that big of a deal. Something as simple as warm light from a fixture can pretty much take care of that. Plop some pink flowers on your counter. Boom, warm room.

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Mmm, black ceiling how I love you. This room would feel way less cool and much too stark if the ceiling had been painted white. I’m not so much a fan of the hide rug, I just don’t like that kind of rug and it seems especially odd in a bathroom. But can we talk about those lights? Genius. This lighting scheme works particularly well because of the room’s high ceilings. The lights have a lot of empty space to occupy, whereas a room with standard 8 foot ceilings, especially a smaller room, would probably feel crowded and weird with multiple pendant lights like this.

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Gorgeous tile, but I particularly enjoy the cheerful pop of blue in the sink (that is then mirrored in the accessories), and of course the brass fish shaped faucet. That is a fish, right? Or a dolphin? Something like that, haha.

oneDonald Lococo Architects via nicety
two | via The Beautiful Soup
three | Design*Sponge

Find Your Zen in the Bathroom

Find Your Zen in the Bathroom | sarahlavoine.com | design-vox.com

I don’t know about you, but for me the bathroom is not a place of relaxation and pampering. My bathroom is windowless and small. I have a tub (combined with shower) but I have taken approximately one bath in it. I have serious bathroom envy. I see photos of spacious rooms, stand-alone soaking tubs, beautiful tile, etc. and I hope I might have that one day. Although at this point I would be thrilled just to have some freaking windows. I love how the above bathroom has a whole wall full of windows, and wow that’s a lot of storage space.

Find Your Zen in the Bathroom | magnusmarding.com | design-vox.com

We need to stop for a moment and appreciate the utter gorgeousness of this bathroom. Talk about luxury.  Those window panes kill me. The matching brass hardware is to die for. Brass is sort of anomaly in my opinion, because on the one hand it is being used liberally by a lot of top designers and bloggers to the point that I worry its popularity may be nearing an end, but at the same time I believe that there are a lot of average home owners who are still appalled by brass and can think of nothing but the 80s when they see it, and not in a good way. I for one am fully on the brass train and I hope to see it stick around for a while. There is bad brass out there for sure. I haven’t been able to articulate what exactly makes some brass finishes good and others bad… I just know it when I see it, haha.

Find Your Zen in the Bathroom | triciajoyce.com/photographers/alec-hemer | design-vox.com

This bathroom manages to feel both glamorous and rustic, which is usually a combination I enjoy. Crystal chandeliers are pretty much always a good idea. As are gigantic mirrors. The vintage style tile and tub make the space homey and not overly flashy, as do the lovely worn wood pieces. I dig it.

one | Sarah Lavoine via desire to inspire
two | Magnus Marding via desire to inspire
three | Alec Hemer via desire to inspire

Dreamy Bathrooms

Dreamy Bathrooms | daniellawitte.blogspot.co.nz |  design-vox.com

Something about neatly stacked crisp clean towels drives me crazy… in a good way. I own all of two bath towels. (Not including the two I just bought from the dollar store to use for cleaning that are already frayed to hell and leaving lint everywhere. Don’t buy towels from the dollar store.) I dream of a day when I have a dozen plush bath towels in rotation, always a clean one to grab. I’m dreaming big, guys!

Dreamy Bathrooms | domino.com |  design-vox.com

This bathroom is very much up my alley. You positively can not go wrong with white subway tile in my opinion, and I enjoy it with both light and dark grout. The warm wood floor and the lovely dark tub balance out all the white in this room very nicely. And then there’s the ample use of brass hardware: much win. I live for the day I have a brass faucet. It’s possible that I have weird priorities.

Dreamy Bathrooms | design-vox.com

Of the three bathrooms today, this one is what I find most appealing at the moment. Not every home can pull off weathered wood-clad walls, but oh how lovely and unique. It’s also possible that the darker color of this room is appealing to me right now because my eyes are Tired City and I’m squinting at everything bright and light.

SPEAKING OF BATHROOMS. Finally finally FINALLY I have a date set for my tub and shower surround to be ripped out and replaced. And that’s Monday. Eee! For those of you who don’t know, I have had an ongoing slow leak problem for years. Despite many professionals taking a look, we still don’t know with any certainty what the problem is. At any rate my shower is awful and old and needs to be replaced anyway so I am having that done which will hopefully also lead to us pinpointing the leak (which shows up in the kitchen ceiling directly below the tub). Design-wise the new shower is not overly exciting. No luxury tile for this lady, just a good quality vikrell unit. This may not even be worth sharing photos of on the blog, but if I get excited enough I may change my mind. :)

one |  Daniella Witte via my ideal home
two | Ali Cayne, Brittany Ambridge for domino
three | buddha interiors

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