Well, it's finally done; our brand new bathroom, revealed! Overall, I'm am extremely pleased with the result. The look embodies the sleek calm I was after. Nothing trendy or showy; just quality materials with a simple level of detail keeping the look classic & contemporary.
I am very proud of my husband and I as a team. I chose all the finishes and fixtures. He did all the labour except for the tiling.
Since this bathroom was created from scratch in a different location than the old bathroom everything needed to be done. Plumbing, electrical, walls and even a new ceiling were done by my husband with a little bit of assist at times from our 2 daughters, aged 22 & 25. They learned a lot in the process as well which was great!
My starting point was the Duravit sink/vanity and cabinet. Once I saw them in a photo on their website I knew that was the look I was after. I could have kept looking; after all, these had to come from Germany with a wait time of 2-3 months. Knowing however, that the options would be endless and I would become more confused the more I looked; I just went for my first choice.
From there I sourced floor tile and found the perfect porcelain that had the same warm grey tones in it. Done. I was quite sure the feature wall would be a mosaic tile and found the right watery colourway I was after. Done. To merge the floor and feature wall tile I went with a basic white subway tile; affordable and you can't go wrong with a classic was my rationale...
Chosen wall colour is the lovely 'Cloud White' from Benjamin Moore. It creates a nice subtle depth and warm contrast to the stark white in the subway tiles and fixtures.
The print on the wall by the door is by the fabulous Toronto shop, Field Guided. It has the airy, non-distinct quality I was after. It creates a subtle focal point for the eye to rest on. There are a few details yet to come. I've sourced a fabulous Braun wall clock in white & grey that I want to hang over the door. As well, some more new towels and bath products to adorn the space and create a luxurious feel will be added. We gradually will have to 'believe' this new space... funny but the other night went my husband got up to use the bathroom he went down the hall to the old one! (it will be dis-mantled in the near future and be merged with a back bedroom to create one big office for me). Stay tuned!
interview with Gam Fratesi
23 hours ago