Seeing this gorgeous ikat tile by New Ravenna Mosaics reminded me of those old commercials for Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups. Like, “You got your ikat in my tile!” “You got your tile in my ikat!” Fortunately, I think ikat and tile are two great trends that taste better together, if you will.
I adore this for a funky yet elegant powder room like the one shown, or an accent wall anywhere, really! Then again, I’m a sucker for tile, so I could be biased. (See my bio below.) What do you think? Do you wish you had walls — or even just a backsplash — like this?
A few days ago, I thought I had found the coolest tile floor ever. A few days ago, I might have been wrong. Because I just spied this PLAID TILE FLOOR on Houzz, and my life is forever changed.
Look closely, rub your eyes, squint, and then pinch yourself like I did. I cannot believe this is tile, and not carpet. I also cannot imagine the kind of patience needed to lay down such a work of art. A doff of the cap to you, Andrea May!
I’ve shared with you our master bathroom progress, and although we have yet to finish the big projects in that space (I’m talking to you, Sauna!), we decided to tackle a few smaller projects in the mean time. It’s the tiny transformations that can make a big impact, yes?
I see a DIY waiting in the pipeline... pun intended!
I’ve written before that I always enjoy nontraditional accessories, and when I spotted the above galvanized conduit pipes and fittings at the hardware store, I knew I had the perfect future project in mind for them:
Surprise! A TP holder!
I think our little DIY adds the perfect touch of industrial design to our soft, Scandinavian bathroom. But, of course, we didn’t stop there…
Recently, I had a conversation with my boyfriend about the design world’s overreliance on the word “sexy.” Of course, there are perfectly legitimate uses for it, I just fear it’s becoming a too-convenient shorthand (like “pops of color”) to convey meaning. I’ve tried to limit it in my vocab, but how else to describe the Italian luxury house Bisazza’s new bathroom division, Bisazza Bagno? Because this collection is way sexy. That gleaming gold. Those clean lines. The jewel-like washbasins. Seriously.
The bathtubs have hidden storage compartments and some of those sinks even have lamps and magnifying mirrors built right into them. I swoon! Spanish designer Jaime Hayon is responsible for the collection’s sleek, sensual, ’30s-glam-meets-Scandinavian look (Glamdinavian?). Therefore, he is also responsible for turning me into a “sexy”-spouting hypocrite. (Thanks a lot, Jaime!)
Jewelry storage is a huge problem for me. I have an overflowing jewelry box, an overloaded jewelry stand, and several jewelry catch-alls that are at capacity. So you know I’m swooning over this bathroom by Molly Luetkemeyer of M. Design Interiors Inc.
I love the idea of bringing all your baubles out in the open, and turning them into an arresting (and easily accessible) display. I’m also digging the way that a lot of the colors in the beads complement the colors of the bathroom itself. Hesitant about taking over an entire wall? This DIY jewelry organizer is another charming way to show off your charms.
The tagline for these wooden Laguna bathtubs should be: “Soak in some natural beauty while you soak in the bath.” Worried about the logistics? The tubs are made from highly-compressed wood that’s been saturated with resin, so you don’t have to fear water damage or, ah, splinters in your delicate bits. And sailing enthusiasts, take note! These tubs are crafted by experienced yacht builders, which gives them that same feeling of luxury and class.
The rich color adds warmth to any bathroom, and the sleek, sculptural form reminds me of something you might see in the Wharton Esherick Museum. Bath in Wood of Maine also makes some elegant free-standing double wooden tubs that would be perfect for couples. Timber for two, please!
We all know that colorful decor can make an significant impact in spaces like the living room, kitchen and bedroom. But what about bright, bold hues in a white bathroom?
House to Home :: Photographer Nick Pope
Rainbow-inspired decor, from the elegant chandelier to the striped basket and towel, brightens up this neutral bathroom from House to Home. While not a French empire-style chandelier like the one featured in this space, Urban Outfitters‘ candelabra-style Gypsy Chandelier is equally fun and decadent with its multi-colored acrylic jewels. And at $159, it’s a steal.
Finally a great excuse to save all your wine bottle corks: upcycling them into a bath mat.
My tiled bathroom floor is currently devoid of a bath mat because I can’t stand the wet spots that occur on a rug after you step out of the shower. Slippery tile isn’t a great option either, so something like this cork mat is a great solution. There’s a handy-dandy tutorial on CraftyNest if you are inspired.
When I spotted this bathtub and shower combo, I could hardly believe it was real.
But apparently, this dream set up is a reality. Designed by Italian company KOS, this gigantic soaking tub and overhead shower create a rain-like experience for the most luxurious bathrooms. I think that if I had an outdoor shower and bath like this I might never, ever leave it.
I’ve always been a fan of this bathroom renovation by California-based designer Christopher Grubb featured in HGTV.com’s Designers’ Portfolio. And apparently I’m not the only one gaga over the contemporary dual-sink vanity with its clean, classic lines and ample storage. Turns out, Christopher is including this vanity (among several other beauties) in his new furniture line, The C.G. Collection. Christopher shared with me how HGTV.com fans factored into the pieces featured in his new line.
Here’s what he had to say:
Christopher Grubb: I’ve been getting a minimum of two requests a month for the dual sink vanity, ever since this bathroom renovation was featured in HGTV.com. As it’s a custom piece, it’s expensive to fabricate and difficult to ship nationwide. While I was developing The C.G Collection, I shared with Modern Bathroom anecdotes about the popularity of this piece with HGTV fans. They agreed it was a very appealing design, so I re-designed it in four sizes and four finishes to accommodate various bathroom layouts. It’s now one of Modern Bathroom’s top sellers, and we recently added a tower and a small cabinet that complement the vanity.
The C.G. Collection furniture line currently features seven different collections all based on custom pieces from past renovations. Each vanity can be customized from the top down with various wood finishes, sink styles and countertop materials. Head over to Modern Bathroom and start designing yours. And to see more of Christopher’s past projects, check out his work on Designers’ Portfolio.