One of the first spaces in the new house to command our attention is the main family bathroom; quite simply because a) we don’t currently have a working shower, which is a real pain in the posterior and b) because it looks like this:
Officially the most knackered room in the whole house.
So the search for the perfect new replacement bathroom has been on. Those of you that have followed my posts avidly might remember that I have a special fondness for navy. A quick trawl through Pinterest would have you believe that finding bathroom furniture in navy is a doddle. But that’s only if you live in the US unfortunately (where it would seem finding all the different kinds of furniture I like would be a doddle). In the UK, not so much. So the visits to bathroom showrooms began in ernest. I was delighted to stumble upon the Burford fitted furniture range from Roper Rhodes in this chic new slate grey colour, which I think in real life can pass for a very dark blue, especially with the right choice of floor.
Talking of flooring, and wanting to inject more colour and pattern into the new house, I started looking at patterned floor tiles. Perfectly on trend in home deco this year, they work well in even a small floor space, such as ours.
Something like this navy blue medallion floor tile from Amethyst Artisan would work really well alongside the furniture.
Unfortunately their products are not easily available in the UK, so here are some good alternatives when it comes to finding a patterned bathroom floor.
These souk sapphire tiles give a fantastic Moroccan-inspired feel and are from Tons of Tiles. They come as part of a wider range of both patterned and plain tiles, which could be mixed in.
These Henley Ice tiles from Topps Tiles can be used on either floors or walls, and come with border and corner options too. They also come in a ‘warm’ colour palate which would look great in the hallway of a Victorian house.My personal favourite is these vinyl floor tiles from Neisha Crosland which come in a wide range of colours and are available from Harvey Maria. I’m a total vinyl convert for bathrooms after using it in our last house – it’s quick to lay, easy to keep clean, forgiving of uneven floors and much warmer and less slippy underfoot. A total no brainer for me.
The current plan is to finish off the bathroom with accents of copper or gold, but watch this space, anything could happen between now and installation. Last time round, there was only one brief for the bathrooms – nothing modern. We ended up with…you got it…modern x 2. Gotta love those design curve balls.