Our goal for the bathroom in the Modern Farmhouse Project was to enlarge the current size and create a space that is rustic and modern. The homes rural location and natural surroundings were our inspiration. We used wood elements, dark slate tile and light walls to create a balanced space.
The original size of the bathroom was 6'x7', which was too small for two people trying to get ready in the morning. It was expanded to 6'x14' and the bathroom floor plan was redesigned. Additional space was gained from the sitting room in the master bedroom.
A 4”x16” matte calacutta subway tile was installed on the shower walls in a herringbone pattern. The tile is absolutely stunning. The subtle striations of grey in the calacutta compliment the vanity and floor tile. We used the same slate tile on the shower floor in a 2”x2” square. (Tip: Only certain floor tiles can be used in a shower. It needs to be small enough to be graded toward the drain. Make sure to check with your local tile shop for specifications.)
The vanity hardware has an antique bronze finish. To unify the space we kept the finish the same for the sink, shower and towel fixtures. We went with the clean lines of the Dryden collection by Delta. The fixtures are sleek and modern. The antique bronze contrasts well with the vanity top and tile.
With limited storage space it was very important to gain the most out of every inch of the bathroom. The medicine cabinet mirror has the optimal amount of storage for our clients. It's clean lines balance the rustic vanity and dark fixtures.
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