If you’ve been checking in over the past few months here and on Instagram, you know that we’re in the midst of finishing our basement. As with most home improvement projects, this one turned out to be much bigger in scope than I initially planned. But, I’m happy to report, we’re now moving into the “finishing touches” phase and the end is in sight. Hallejuiah!
In designing the entire space, I kept the modern farmhouse vibe of our home…but I wanted to have a little fun with design choices that felt a little out of the box for me. Case in point: the bathroom! As I type this, the elements of our bathroom—flooring, vanity, lighting—are all being installed. As this room finally comes together, I thought it would be fun to share a little sneak peek with the mood board I put together to design this space!
Floored by this Tile (See What I Did There?)
I kept the palette in here very neutral and light because its a basement bathroom. Translation: there are no windows in this room and I didn’t want it to feel like a cave. So I started with a white marble floor that has a fun lattice pattern. The flooring I chose from Floor and Decor is discontinued, but they have a few similar options, including this one by Maravilla. I love the classic feel of marble with that unexpected twist of pattern!
Am I Picking Up a Beachy-Modern Farmhouse Vibe?
Along with the tile flooring, the vanity was picked out long before my vision for the bathroom really even came together. I saw the Pottery Barn Sausalito Vanity awhile ago and knew I had to use it somewhere! The weathered wood finish and woven door panels were love at first sight for me. And my hubs loved the vanity because he said it reminded him of the beach…so win-win! I wanted to incorporate some matte black and brass accents in this space. I went with the former on this vanity, pairing it with Pfister’s Contempra Faucet in Matte Black. It adds a modern touch to the transitional base. Now I’m on the hunt for coordinating cabinet knobs!
Bring on the Brass
Speaking of brass accents, I am fully on that bandwagon…in this bathroom space and in a lot of other spaces I’m working on! I love that brass is back in a matte, brushed finish. This Nicollet Vanity Light from Bellacor comes in a natural brass finish with white opal glass globes. I chose the opal glass because it’s a lot easier to keep clean than clear glass…especially in a space that won’t see daily use! Delta’s Trinsic Open Towel Ring and Towel Bar from Home Depot come in several finishes, including this brass-like Champagne Bronze. Perfect coordinating touches for all the black-and-gold accessories!
On the Walls
I haven’t actually started buying the wall decor for this bathroom yet, but I’ve already scoped out a few options. Super prepared or a compulsive shopper…I’ll let you decide! I’m digging the look of an oversized round mirror above the vanity, but I can’t decide on matte black or brass. This matte black one from Build.com would coordinate well with the sink hardware, but it’s hard to resist the price on this Project 62 Brass Mirror (#TargetDoesItAgain)!
As far as art goes, one of my favorite ways to make a big impact on a small budget is with printable art. Etsy is a great source for beautiful photos and prints that can be ordered in a variety of sizes or purchased and downloaded instantly so you can print at home. I’m thinking a nature-inspired framed photo would be perfect and a quick Etsy search of “black and white forest photos” yielded a bevy of beauties!
The Shower That Got Away
I’ve been seeing a lot of black-framed showers lately and I love, love the look! I was so excited to incorporate this trend into our little basement bathroom until I remembered one thing…it’s little. And by the time I squeezed a vanity and toilet in there, there wasn’t a whole lot of room for a sprawling, framed shower. I did find this smaller DreamLine French Corner Shower at Home Depot, which emulates that framed look in a convenient, all-in-one kit. But I decided to go with a plain glass shower to keep the room feeling a little more open. So my dreams of a framed shower are now on hold until the next project. Any takers?