This small bathroom’s skylight opens up the space, making it appear larger and casting light that creates natural artwork (shadows!) on the wall. A feature that’s so clearly the room’s star demands that you keep everything else simple—the walnut vanity that looks like a classic piece of furniture, the tiles and accessories (though the striking white basin and shapely faucet are trying hard for their own diva moments). Adding to the spare stylishness is the subdued, sophisticated palette of taupe, white and green.
Ebony and ivory play well together in this Craftsman-influenced bath. The deep mahogany medicine cabinets, storage tower and double vanity stand out crisply against pure white walls and paneling. A few dollops of cream—towels and opaque glass light fixtures—keep it from looking too stark. Finishing touches, like the Venetian bronze faucets and old-time clock, suggest an appreciation for styles that may have been familiar decades ago but endure beautifully.
It’s not often that you see a bathroom with a wood floor, but really there’s no more dramatic way to inject a huge dose of country warmth. The white double-sink vanity's open storage keeps the theme going and stands in for a linen closet, as does a tall shelving unit painted to match.
Get the look: Linden™ Two Handle Widespread Lavatory Faucet.
Creating an all-white bath isn’t just a smart resale strategy for your customers, it gives your customers the freedom to change the room’s look as quickly and easily as changing the accessories. Think of how a lilac throw rug, towels and artwork would turn this into a thoroughly feminine enclave. Or how a black-and-white pattern would add a graphic punch. But frankly, we’re digging the monochromatic look punctuated by the dark faucets and hardware, and that lovely burst of red.
Painting bathroom walls a smooth chocolate may sound insane (aren’t dark colors supposed to make everything look smaller?), but when balanced with so much white, it seems to actually make the room expand. Here’s what else we love about this space: the imperfectly matched towels, the simple hardware and that funky, quasi-Persian rug.