When we first began looking for a country retreat, I had visions of something rustic, simple, perhaps a little Scandinavian. But when we finally found the Farmhaus, I let the space speak to me and help guide some of my design decisions. This is especially true in the main bathroom. The original bathtub had a cool vintage tub faucet, and a great train rack style towel rack. Both are pictured below:
Buying these new would normally cost hundreds of dollars, so instead I opted to save them and use them as the jumping off point for my design inspiration. I felt these pieces called for a traditional black and white color scheme, something along these lines:
I kind of loved the idea of doing a black claw foot tub and found one that would fit the width of our small bathroom. However, after discussing it with my plumber, we agreed that the fit would be a bit tight and would not leave and room around the back of the tub for cleaning. After giving up on the claw foot tub, I was dead set on including a graphic pattern, to offset the simplicity of the bathroom. If you follow me on pinterest, you’ll see I have a whole board dedicated to tile, with TONS of cement tile patterns. However, after reading about cement tile, I came to the conclusion that it would require a little more maintenance than I am willing to give it. It’s a farmhouse afterall, muddy boots are going to be a fact of life. Ultimately, I decided to look for a graphic pattern in an easy care porcelain.
The final mood board is a traditional black and white bathroom, with a twist of modern. This is what I’m aiming for.