By Alair Aubel. Bathrooms. Saturday, August 19th 2017, 10:17:37 AM.
Think of a shower‘s interior as a blank canvas awaiting your artistic touch. Though you‘ll save money by creating walls from sheets of acrylic, cultured marble, or solid‐ surfacing, you‘ll produce more interesting perimeters and floors if you work with ceramic, stone, glass, or marble tiles. Use varying sizes and shades of the same type of tile to create contrasting borders, fetching niches, and mosaic murals on shower walls. For natural interest underfoot, install river rock or pebbled tile floors. Arrange inexpensive ceramic tiles (in a monochromatic mix or a bold blend) on the walls above a prefab shower unit or across the walls of a walk‐ in cubicle.
Even though most people associate yellow and gray with styles that are strictly ‘modern‘, that is far from the truth. Gray and yellow can work equally well in bathrooms that range from styles such as eclectic and farmhouse to minimal and industrial! Those wanting to usher in a farmhouse, rustic, eclectic or even traditional style can use yellow in a far more exuberant and energetic fashion than homeowners seeking to shape a serene, contemporary bathroom. A balance between two lighter hues of gray and yellow is also a great way to create a polished, modern bathroom that looks even more splendid when filled with ample natural light.
The general perception is that live‐ edge furniture is only in homes with a rustic bent and should only be used in spaces with farmhouse, Mediterranean or other exotic styles. That, of course, is a fad that you will quickly get past once you actually start seeing how amazing live‐ edge pieces can be when used in contemporary and modern interiors. It is no different in the case of the live‐ edge vanity top and the contemporary bathroom clad in sophisticated gray or relaxing white. The neutral backdrop of a modern bathroom allows the vanity top to shine through, even as its rough finish and woodsy charm bring a whole new dimension to the refined setting.