I chose two different faucets for both of Mom’s bathrooms in the carriage house she built last year. And so because I see them all the time (different from a client’s home) one day I said to her, I like the faucet downstairs so much better than the one in your master. And she said, ‘I agree, I wish they were both the same‘.
And right that second, ladies and gentleman, I had an epiphany. And that is this:
If you are choosing multiple tiles, faucets, lights, etc for the two or more bathrooms in your house and you find the first one and you totally love it. . .
And then it goes downhill from there. . .
But you’re thinking each one should be different, so you keep selecting but really you’re just meh about the rest.
So here’s the rule: Repeat the same one again.
I once arrived at a luxurious penthouse apartment for a consultation. There was four bathrooms and they all had identical finishes and fixtures. The same stunning marble, throughout. And I thought, ‘What a great idea.’
The only thing I changed was the lighting and wall colour in my three dated bathrooms (okay I also replaced the mirror in the powder room). I’m going to renovate them next summer so unless I run out of projects in the rest of the house, I’m not touching them except to decorate them.
When I finally found a bar light I liked AND would also work in my 80’s dated bathrooms, I just installed the same light fixure in all three. A four bar light fixture (above) for the two big bathrooms and two bar light in the powder room (below).
Photo by Maria Killam
Most bar lighting for bathrooms is soooooo ugly. I chose this one because I liked that the lights were small and the combination of chrome and satin nickel relates to my 80’s faucets.
By the way, a lot of my readers source lighting from my Pinterest boards so if you are looking, this might help.
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