If you've been following along you probably already know that we are working on our master bathroom (among a million other things) and are now in the upswing. If you missed the demo you can find it here and here.
I've put together a mood board so we can get a good idea for the general feel of the space. It's always a good sign when you send it off to the spouse and they say they love it (no kitchen dilemma revisited, phew!). So, now we are set.
Our master bathroom is pretty small (which is really an understatement since it's the size of a shoebox), so we need to do everything we can to maximize space and make it seem visually larger. To accomplish this, our first task is to install a frameless glass shower. Is it expensive? Heck YES! (Groan). It is worth it? HECK YES! This will be the most substantial element to make the bathroom feel bigger than it actually is.
We are also taking a relatively monochromatic approach with the tile and accessories. However, I am incorporating a little bit of flare with some fun wallpaper and art. With the amount of white in the bathroom, it should be able to handle the color without making it feel closed in.
I would LURV to add a skylight, but it's not going to happen. First off, it's an extra expense for something we really don't need, and second, there really isn't any room in the ceiling to accommodate it (frowny face). To ease the loss of natural light we will have lighting in the shower and above the vanity, which for the space, will be plenty.
For the fixtures in this bathroom I've decided to go with chrome for a number of reasons. One, I've always wanted to use it but have always been too afraid (afraid I am, NO MORE!), two, it screams luxury and spa, three, it's cheaper (which seems odd after reading number two) and four, it reflects light, and we need all the help we can get.
So let's have a look, shall we, at some inspiration that got me to my end result.
This was the first photo I saw and said, "Holy cow, that's our bathroom". Not only is it somewhat similar to the layout of our bathroom, but the style was dead on for what I wanted to accomplish. Seriously, I want a glass shower with white subway tiles, basketweave tile on the floor, wainscot, a white vanity and medicine cabinet, and chrome fixtures. This is basically our bathroom, but we'll have a little color on the walls instead of greige. Oh, and did you notice THEY have a skylight? Yeah, jealous.
These next few photos are great examples of wallpaper in bathrooms. I'm totally loving them.