03.20.13

Bathroom pressure is never a good thing....

Posted by Christina // 17 Replies

I told you that when we went to look for flooring we magically picked out tile for the master bathroom.

We even brought the samples home, and displayed them proudly for all to see.  All meaning us…and the dogs.  Then something happened, I freaked out.  I started thinking about staring at that tile for the next ten years, and wondering how hideous the next home owners would think it was.  Will my faux wood floor be the equivalent of gold shower doors?  Will this “linen look” actually just come off as dirty?

Originally we picked out “Leonia Silver” for the walls and “Sersa Black Walnut” for the floors.  We had left any accent tiles up in the air….and that’s when the panic set in.  We still really like both, but we just don’t think they are quite right for our space.

I started browsing.  Pinning like a maniac, and rekindling my romance with Houzz.

Tim and I both agree that this room should be masculine and modern.  What we can’t agree on are the finishes.  We both like a couple different things that always end up contradicting.  For instance, we both love the faux wood tile from our original dream team…but hate the look of it with a wood vanity.  Enter gray floating vanity stage right.  If only there were an Ikea closer.

Hola Option One. option one I have a serious crush on the Turkish Bath Towels, and a new bathroom is a totally legitimate excuse to buy some.  Almost everything pictured would come from Lowes, with the exception of that vanity from Ikea.

But then again… option two On the other hand we also both like the herringbone trend, but aren’t crazy about it on the walls.  Which leaves us with floors, which means we could have a wood vanity….but that means no wood floor clearly.  And then we are left with what to do on the walls.  Tim likes a manly mosaic, but I still can’t quite commit.

Are you down with the herringbone?  Think I can convince Tim to let me bring some more color in?  What is your favorite?

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17 thoughts on “Bathroom pressure is never a good thing….

  1. Trisha D.

    We were totally in the same boat of what things will look like in 10 years during our bathroom remodel. We ended up with special order wood looking tile on the floor g they now carry it at all big box stores). We were also worried about too much accent tile, so we ended up with a classic subway tile plus a ‘modern mosaic border’ that could be changed back to subway or some other accent (sort of like young house loves master bath luck). Since it was such a small accent we carried it to the mirror we made to help tie things in nicely. Hope it helps with some ideas.

    A far as your talented mood boards, I’m loving the second one. It has a very classic modern vibe that doesn’t seem too ‘trendy.’ I think the vanity is perfect for the manly vibe. Could be just me but maybe the mosaic and herring bone clash a bit (although I’ve been known to worry about too many textures).

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    1. Christina Post author

      Yea, I have yet to find an accent tile that I am truly head over heels for. I just thing it ends up being too much. I wanted to not go with subway tile but it just makes my heart sing hahaha. I am glad I am not the only one who over obsesses about all of the little stuff haha! I can’t even imagine when it comes time to pick out a trash can or toothbrush holder 🙂

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      1. Trisha D.

        The possibilities are endless. And oops didn’t see that you picked up the faux wood tile I was taking about. We love ours except the black we chose shows every fuzzy that falls from the towel to the ground. Small cleaning price to pay for what we love.

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        1. Christina Post author

          Ohhhhh that is GOOD to hear….there aren’t a whole lot of positive reviews for the faux wood tile. BUT everyone who is reviewing doesn’t have them! So they are just talking about something they don’t have any real experience with, they just think it’s slippery.

          We love the look, but the reviews got us nervous. Glad to hear they are just as awesome as we thought they would be!

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  2. Janelle

    ha. I commented on your other post about bringing in navy before reading this one. Obviously I fell in love with Option Numero Uno. And I fell hard. There’s nothing about it I don’t like. I think the neutrals are more “balanced” throughout the room than #2. Btw, I have that mosaic tile from #2 in my kitchen but in all black.

    Everything you guys pick is gorgeous and you’ll make it work. I have no doubt about that!

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    1. Christina Post author

      I once saw a floor to ceiling fireplace covered in the all black mosaic tile….it was jaw dropping beautiful! I love the drama.

      I am leaning hard towards option one because I love the wood so much….but I like the vanity better in number two….it’s just too much. My brain hurts haha!

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  3. victoriavm

    I love both of your mood boards, so I am not going to be any help! But I love the vanity in the 2nd one, I have been eyeing a vanity like that for so long! And I do understand worrying about tile choices down the road… I feel like those are reasons I keep delaying my kitchen backsplash and master bathroom projects! The pressure is just too much! 🙂

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    1. Christina Post author

      Ohhhh I can’t even begin to think about the kitchen haha! It needs a major overhaul, but I am terrified of all the decision making haha!!!!

      Maybe we should take donations and do our bathrooms together!

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  4. CT

    I think if you really like Option 1 but want the wood vanity go for it! There are so many examples of homes with wood (or wood look) floors that then have wood furniture on them. The key is to not try and match the two wood tones exactly. So maybe give the vanity from Option 2 that you like a little treatment – stain the wood with a grey-tinted stain or even white wash it so you still see the wood? Either scheme is nice and cohesive so you’re sure to have success. Cheers – CT

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    1. Christina Post author

      Yea, see there is the problem….I have a crush on dark wood. You know mocha rich chocolate tones that go straight to your thighs 🙂

      I am afraid that two dark tones would look like they are trying to be brothers, but end up wonky cousins. But staining….now there is an idea! I do love a good furniture renovation…and I know there are lots of tutorials on taking “not your typical bathroom vanity” and throwing a sink on it. Could cut costs too. This is why I love you all!!!! So many ideas….

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  5. Jillian

    Thats a hard one girly, I like both of them, but def the vanity in #2. Can you post the link to the rug,I must have it! Much love 🙂

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    1. Christina Post author

      Heck yes I can, I realized this morning that I didn’t include any links! What a terrible blogger!!!

      As soon as I get home from work I will get them up 🙂

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  6. Samantha

    I love option two. Herringbone much cooler and longer lasting for future for floor as well as that choice in tiles.

    Love the tap from option one… Bring that in and the towels from first and your good to go 🙂

    Fun times 🙂 xx

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