Room Inspiration

Bathrooms on the brain

Don't you love when you go to replace a window in your bathroom and realize you'll have to redo all of the tile surrounding it. And while you're at it you may as well address the lack of storage with a new vanity and medicine cabinet. Oh and that lighting won't work anymore either. One seemingly small house project inevitably opens a can of worms. Like when you get those new shoes that require you to buy new pants because yours aren't the right length and then what top will you wear? You get it. (That may or may not have happened to me this week...but these shoes.)

I'm (not so) secretly loving the idea of replacing all of the bathroom tile. This is one of those rooms that you can clean and clean but it still looks the same...kinda yucky. So then I think, why clean it at all? Because I'm not in college anymore and have not been in a VERY long time. Man, life was simpler (and grosser) then. 

So, I've been living and breathing bathrooms this week. I'm helping a new client select bathroom tile for her and her fiance's 1920's home and also tile hunting for us on the sly.

Here's the current state of our bathroom. 

I did my best.

I won't even show the grody window that's been painted shut one hundred times over. What I will show you is what I've been pinning this week for ideas...


Simple, clean, bright. Maybe a little something funky for the floor. I definitely want to incorporate some wood (maybe in the vanity?) and a fun vintage rug to soften the look. I've been seeing that white, square ceramic tile all over lately and I love how it can be modern and classic when laid in the subway pattern. I think it would work well in our mid-century home. And I guess I'm on trend because I opened my email today to a subject line from MyDomain "Could this be the next subway tile?" So it seems it is. This makes me think twice only a little. Will it still be cool in ten years? I think it's simple enough that it will be. Anyway, I'm not immune to trends. Heck, I bought these Target beauties, didn't I?