Friday, 27 April 2012

My Main Bathroom

Hi everyone,

My main bathroom has received quite a bit of attention. It has been the subject of a few blogs, as well as being added to almost 6000 idea books on That's a lot of people in my bathroom! On that note I thought I would talk a bit about this space.

This is not a big bathroom by any means,but it manages to pack everything I wanted to see, in this space. Let's start with the vanity.

I'm a big fan of focal points in every room, and I challenge you to think about this the next time your building or renovating. The door to the bathroom almost always stays open, affording you a view in,so make sure that when it is, you have something beautiful to look at,("anything please but the toilet"!). In mine it's the vanity.
The vanity,and I am proud to say, is from Ikea. The only thing that I have done different is float it off the floor, giving it a more custom look. Next I splurged and I mean splurged on those beautiful handles, but it's truly the jewelry on the classic black dress.

Off to the left of the vanity is a alcove with custom made 3inch thick solid fir shelves. I have always had open storage in my bathrooms,similar to this one, simply because I love to display my things,and I think it makes a bathroom more interesting then your standard tub,toilet and shower.

The last thing I did in this bathroom was to create another interesting focal point,and that is the tile in shower.

Here the tile from the floor runs up the back of the shower wall to give it some interest ,the other 2 walls have your modern take on the classic subway tile.

You have probably noticed that I don't have a glass shower door. Instead I have opted for a shower curtain,(custom made by my mom, I might add.) I am not a fan of the maintenance glass requires,besides with new fabric and a lot of begging and pleading with my mom, I can have a whole new look and feel in the bathroom with just a simple change.

So that's it in a nutshell. If you have any further questions on anything you think I missed, I invite you to contact me, and I would be happy to answer them for you. I look forward to any comments you might have.
Have a great weekend!

I wanted to share some pictures with you of bathrooms that I find inspiring,although the spaces are not huge they pack a lot of style in each.

this actually makes the toilet cool to look at!

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  1. l purchased the same vanity from ikea. The bathroom knobs are beautiful. Let me know where you purchased them from.

  2. This is a great post. I am really bad at remembering to pin articles I liked or were helpful but I do have a board started..