One of the first spaces that came together in my mind was the Boys’ Bathroom. I knew I wanted something masculine and timeless. Our boys are little now, but I know that wont be for long, so I wanted a bathroom that would last them for the next decade. My mood board helped me crystalize all my ideas.As you can see from the Before and After picture, this remodel was purely cosmetic no walls moved, plumbing in the same place, but what a change. No more turquoise and pink, just sleek black, white and gray. I love so many things about this bathroom, but one of the elements that has the greatest impact was probably the least expensive, the wall tile. The tile for the bath surround all comes standard from Home Depot, but the beauty is in the pattern. The stone mosaic tile came in ready strips of 5-6 rows, but I didn’t want that look. I wanted an elegant pinstripe look, so all the mosaic strips were cut down to single strips with two rows of large format 6″x8″ tiles, the white tiles were just $2 sq/ft.
The shower curtain is a whimsical SAT vocabulary words curtain from Urban Outfitters from a few years back. I had bought it for Big Boy’s bathroom remodel in LA and decided to bring it along because I liked it so much. UO doesn’t sell it anymore but you can find it here. The piece de resistance in this remodel is the vanity in ebony with clean chrome hardware and a Carrara marble top. I wanted a black vanity in order to anchor the space, but I didn’t want anything too boxy. What I love about this piece is that it looks like furniture and also has a good amount of storage.The other super elegant feature is the Kingston Brass rain shower + hand shower hardware. I knew I wanted something with a hand shower so that I could easily rinse off my boys after their bath and the rain shower feature is something they can grow into. Did you see the gorgeous goose neck lines on that shower head? A total head turner. Since the hardware is chrome with white porcelain dials, I decided to echo this detail with the boys’ hooks. I opted for hooks over a towel rack, because it is WAY easier for kids to hang their towels on their own, when using a hook. I personalized the hooks by adding small framed pictured of each of the boys playing with the bubbles in their bath.Speaking of goose necks, check out the light fixture above the mirror. I found it at a local light shop that repurposes vintage pieces and turns them into cool light fixtures. In the case of this fixture it uses vintage pipes and a vintage milk glass shade, for a look that’s industrial meets country. I like that the pipe extends in a way that it mirrors the shower head.But the thing that really helped the room finally feel finished was hanging things on the wall. I created cute bathroom appropriate art. I had seen pieces on etsy and pinterest, but most were too bold, so I decided to design my own. I think they turned out really nicely. Plus I hung them up using my favorite 3M Command strips, so that once the boys are older I can swap things out easily without damaging the walls. I highly recommend using Command strips (I’m not paid to say this), I use them as often as I can when hanging art.Last but not least, the floor. I loved the look of Marmara marble. Ann Sacks carries it and it is called Asher Gray. It’s divine, but I was super concerned about ruining such a beautiful material with boys that sprinkle when they tinkle. The associate at Ann Sacks agreed with me that it was not the best material for the location. She recommended I go with porcelain so that I wouldn’t have discoloration or maintenance. Best advice, ever. But I didn’t want to give up on my Marmara, lucky for me I didn’t have to. I found a this beautiful full body Italian porcelain that mimics the natural stone, exactly.It’s funny how this space has been done for months, but wasn’t finished until I put things on the wall. Now it is complete. Hope you enjoyed this latest installment of our house remodel. If you want to check out more Before and Afters go here. For paint details go here. Thanks for stopping by. Drop me a note and let me know what you think. Don’t forget to like my page on Facebook, I’ll be posting a DIY Bathroom Art Printable in the coming weeks.