Old World Meets New Spa Main Bath
ORC week 2 : SPA MAIN BATH Inspiration
Woohoo! I can't believe it is already Week 2 and I get to show you some progress this week. I loved pulling together the inspiration boards too, especially because I am usually pulling textile lately, it feels good to do some interior inspo too!
For those of you who are just catching up! The One Room Challenge happens twice a year and this is my third time participating as a guest. It offers designers the challenge of tackling one room in their home over the course of 6 weeks leading up to a big reveal. This time it lined up perfectly with a bathroom that we are remodeling so I thought I would share. Once again, I am so grateful to Linda of Calling It Home for dreaming up this challenge and to Better Homes and Gardens for co-hosting this event.
Last week, I shared pics of the space. Now are you ready to see what direction we are going?
One goal that I had was to open up the space, while creating a more modern and spa-like experience. Basically, I want to feel like I am vacationing every time I take a shower in this space. Here are some images that really inspired me.
Spa Main BAth INspiration
A months ago we selected the tiling, on a whim we took a trip to the Heath Showroom in Sausalito. If I'm being completely honest, we did not think through our tile choices a basically bought them according to our feeling and what was available in the overstock shed. We have used Heath tiles in one of our rental properties and we knew that we wanted to the have some in our own home too. I knew that I liked many of blue and also the Fog gray too. Ultimately, my husband convinced me that the Island Blue would pack a bigger punch and be less safe than the gray. We knew that we wanted to keep the shower white and imagine it as a floating white box in the room. The 6" square mid-century white tiles seem to be the perfect fit, since we have done more standard subway tile sizes in the past and wanted to try something different.
Heath Ceramics Overstock Tile
Which brings me to the space- now we have a square! After demo-ing and including the hall closet space within the room (bottom left quadrant). We have made way for our shower surround and bath to the left along with the sink and the vanity mirror to the right. My apologies, but this pic was taken in the evening so the natural lighting was not as bright.
Which brings us to the products and fixtures below. We are using the tile as a jumping off point for the space. We knew we wanted a freestanding tub. We are also on a budget, so some of our choices might appear spare or minimal. In this way, I hope to layer things in after we have laid our materials into the space. I am most excited about the vanity light- lighting has always been one of my favorite products to select. I broke with tradition and decided to mix the brass lighting with satin nickel hardware throughout the rest of the space.
Bath Fixtures- Mixing Nickel and Brass
I will share an update this evening to include all the product links and sources for what we have selected so far. Last week, I noticed there are lots of bathroom projects underway and I look forward to checking them out and more guest participants week! Right now, it's kind of a blank slate, I would love to hear what you think!
Have a great weekend:)
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