Here is another room in Crystal’s house, I talked about this bathroom redesign two years ago when my friend Jan Romanuk designed the new layout. Want a timeless and classic bathroom? Here’s how you do it.
This bathroom was previously way too big and looked like an afterthought, after all the rooms on the second floor were designed. It’s also shared with her son and daughter so it worked out well that we ended up with enough space to create a separate toilet room.
Related post: How to Redesign a Bathroom that’s too Big
The countertop is the colour of stone (green grey) to relate to the hex tile floor, and this gives Crystal the flexibility to change the colour anytime she wants.
The reason grey became trendy is to provide a clean backdrop for all the clean colours that were trending from the 50s and 60s. NOT so that it could become the new default choice for EVERYTHING. The colours in this bathroom are a great example of clean colour with grey. Obviously this same turquoise colour would have created a clean/dirty problem in the before photo (below).
Nothing wrong with a little grey, or a little black, or a little brown. It’s when the entire bathroom is grey from the floors to the countertops that it screams ‘renovated in the grey trend’.
Related post: 3 Surprising Reasons your Colour Scheme Looks Dirty
Sconce light and mirrors from West Elm (no longer available). Millwork design by Jan Romanuk
I’m not a fan of the 4″ backsplash but I didn’t want to introduce a different tile as the hex floor tile would not have worked repeated there. I specified it to be installed at a 2″ height but the countertop company missed that instruction so it remained at 4″. In the end it looks clean as the slab is repeated on the curb of the shower and around the tub inside the shower.
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Here’s the before pic of the bathroom
Tile and countertop selection, colours and styling by Maria Killam
I loved the way the herringbone subway tile turned out! Again you can see here (as with Crystal and Rob’s master ensuite) that the read of the overall floor was greige so I chose a true white for the subway tile which related to the white plumbing. And the vanity is a true white as well.
Also, the shower fixtures are located to the left of the tub (not shown).
And here’s Bella’s room. We chose a new paint colour, some artwork, a rug and new bedding.
Area rug (Pottery Barn)
Here’s the playroom right beside the bathroom. We created flow in this area by continuing the turquoise as accents in here:
Love this carpet, it’s sooooo soft! Here’s her son Bobbie!
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Photography by Barry Calhoun
Here are both of their sweet kids, Bobbie and Bella! On their first day of school this year!
Colour is way more timeless than the current, trendy neutral. Crystal and Rob love their happy and colourful house, you’ll see the main floor in just a couple weeks when it’s published!
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