You know you’re getting old when things like bathroom tile makes you happy. And bathroom vanities, light fixtures, faucets. All of the above. I just love bathroom details and if I could have a job only designing pretty bathrooms I’d be tickled pink. Call me crazy, but I love it. Anyway, a few months ago when we finished our basement I had the chance to design the bathroom exactly how I wanted- Modern Cottage Bathroom. And I have to say, it was definitely one of my favorite projects ever. I got to choose every detail from scratch and I really love how it all came together. I wish I could re-do our master bathroom to match this one exactly. Maybe one day! Here’s how it looked in the construction process:
Modern Cottage Bathroom- Before
And here’s how it turned out:
This vanity is from Home Depot and it was the first thing I picked out for this bathroom. I searched high and low for a vanity that had a black top and the farmhouse X detail. It wanted it to match the custom cabinets we have in our family room in the basement (you can barely see them above the couch in this photo)! Once I had that ordered, I started looking at tile options.
Since this is such a small space, I knew we could afford to get “nicer” tile. That’s one benefit of small square footage! After a lot of back and forth, I decided to go with this beautiful casablanca hexagon marble tile for the floor from Riad Tile. The hexagon design is so fun and really unique, yet also timeless at the same time. I paired that with a soft gray grout. For the shower wall, I went with the matching casablanca marble subway tile with dark gray grout.
The matte black faucet is another thing I searched a long time for–I really wanted that Victorian cross look with the white top! I would LOVE to put this faucet in all of my bathrooms! For the vanity mirror I was looking for something simple. I ended up finding this brass mirror at Target and I loved the rounded corners. The combo of brass + black is a favorite of mine! And the matte black light fixture is from Lowe’s.
It probably sounds silly, but this bathroom is basically my pride and joy of our entire home. It’s my dream bathroom, just on a tiny scale. And like I said earlier, if I could replicate this exactly for every bathroom in our home I definitely would. Anyway, I hope this helps if you’re in the process of designing a bathroom in your own home!
Paint color is Alabaster by Sherwin Williams