Archive | Bathrooms

Ideas for bathrooms from traditional to modern to inspire renovating, redecorating or planning a dream spa.

Bathroom Wallpaper Classics

bathroom wallpaper - Thibaut Tanzania wallpaper, black on cream - Jessica Claire via Atticmag

Some designers favor bathroom wallpaper for its power to add color, pattern and a specific style to a bath.

Bathrooms are often difficult to decorate because, on average, they tend to be smaller than other rooms and their functional elements often chop things up. But an overall wallpaper pattern can be a unifying feature in a bath, in addition to adding visual interest.

I’m often surprised — though I shouldn’t be — at the sheer numbers of wallpapers on the market.When I see one I particularly like it’s often impossible to locate the source, at least online. And wallpaper is an area where young designers are weighing in with new patterns — most recently I received images of 3D wallpapers generated by a design group in New York.… Continue Reading

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Modern Pink Bathroom

modern pink bathroom - pale pink master bath with Duravit console sink in a Swedish loft apartment - AlvhemMakleri.se via Atticmag

Eccentric and hip, a modern pink bathroom in Sweden provides a current take on 1980s color. But that’s not all…

A stunning duplex apartment on the top floor of a 19th century building in Gothenburg Sweden has a modern pink bathroom with a retro, cotton candy wall color that hasn’t been seen since the 1980s. Sure, we see pink baths in cottage-style homes occasionally and who can forget that bubblegum pink front door in our Eclectic Entrance post? But this same pink master bath also has one of the most surprising features I’ve ever seen — one that is framed by the pastel walls which makes it all the more unusual.… Continue Reading

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Making Sense of Buying Bath Towels

buying bath towels - Coyuchi Twill Weave Air Weight towels in mid dusty aqua, midnight and fog - Atticmag

I’ve become obsessed with buying bath towels online — shopping is like a home décor treasure hunt.

Summer white sales are coming soon. Meanwhile I’m been trying to make sense of buying bath towels online given the huge number of brands, styles and sources that have cropped up since I bought towels five years ago. It’s a whole new world. I’m looking for towels because my current sets began to feel too heavy. For me, it’s time to lighten up.

My priorities are: comfort, style, size, price and durability.

Comfort to me means a soft “hand” or feel for washcloths and hand towels, plus an absorbent bath sheet that’s wraps easily around my body and stays put.… Continue Reading

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French Door Shower

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In a vintage-look bathroom, a French door shower partition was created from a salvage door.

Renovated baths can get interesting when the owners are vintage furniture dealers and stylists like Brady and Tiffany Ross, of Frisco, Texas who posted photos of their home on houzz. The shower partition [top] garnered instant buzz due to the appealing look and the budge-wise approach. A salvaged French door, with divided lights, was painted, waterproofed and installed as a fixed partition.

Because details are important when you want to “steal” a look, the owner was generous enough to explain that the shower measures 60-inches long by  30-inches wide — a standard size for a small bath.… Continue Reading

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Whimsical Green Bathrooms

green bathrooms - sea green girls bath with green tile floor and green vanity cabinet pulls - LDA Architecture an Interiors via Atticmag

When décoristas discuss green bathrooms these days, are they talking about color or sustainability?

The answer is: green bathrooms can be either or both. As the creator of a soothing Seafoam Bathroom, I naturally gravitate to soft watery and minty green hues. But I also enjoy a bit of brashness in the bathroom — so many are beautiful but bland.

The playfulness of a blue-green bath [top], designed for a young girl, caught my immediate attention.  With its green mosaic-tile floor, seaspray walls and zany green glass pulls on the cream-colored vanity, it has a toothpaste-fresh look. And I truly covet that quirky pair of mirrors with painted arabesque frames.… Continue Reading

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Steel Bucket Bathroom Sinks

steel bucket bathroom sinks - steel bucket used as a sink on a polished concrete counter top - Studio Carver via Atticmg

My list of attractive and affordable building materials includes steel bucket bathroom sinks.

Among the favorite posts here on Atticmag was my piece on a Connecticut farm house Washtub Sink Laundry Room with hidden appliances and a oval galvanized steel bucket used as a sink. So imagine my Eureka! moment when I came across three steel bucket bathroom sinks — the same idea used in bathrooms.

A quick search for “galvanized steel buckets” yields a variety of old-fashioned milk-pail shapes and sizes ranging in price from under $10 to $200. That’s great news for anyone who is budget-minded and has the means to drill the bottom of the bucket so it can be properly fit with a drain.… Continue Reading

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