Q: My Latest Obsession?
August 21, 2013
A: Creating a black bathroom.
Our house is circa 1907 and it has lovely details like leaded glass, quarter sawn oak floors, built-ins and plenty of room for the two of us and our dogs (and guests) BUT it doesn’t have 2 full baths. Who builds a 5 bedroom house and only puts in one full bathroom? Victorians I guess… it’s not working for me. The good news is that I get to be my own client and I want black. I think it’s very sexy and masculine like the above bathroom designed by Mark Sikes. I love his use of mirror to “lighten” visually where there isn’t paint but I know I want a stronger floor like this one I found on Pinterest.
Here are a few more black bathrooms I plan on using for inspiration. If you think black seems risky, my advice to you is it’s only paint. Why not take a risk on something that can be changed for under $100 and in a day (or three, black might take several coats to cover) and yet make such an impact?
Just for the record: It does bother me that I could’t get the last image to line up with the one above it.