Friday, January 9, 2015

Inspiration: Dark Bathrooms

We've got bathrooms on the brain these days so I thought I'd share some pictures with you today. I'm using these as inspiration for the boys' bathroom. I'm 95% certain I want to go dark on the walls, so here ya go.

I love adding art to the walls of a bathroom. We did that in our master bath and I'm planning on doing the same in the boys'. I've been collecting things to put up on the wall for a while now. This looks just reads masculine to me. Love it.

Again, ART. See how the pictures just pop against a dark background?
And a fun rug is always a good idea.

We are going to be planking their walls (again, same as in the master bath as well as our mudroom) so this is a similar look (I'd love to have gold/brass accents in there too...look at that faucet!)

We're not totally sure what's going on the ceiling yet, but I like this look. We were planning on a wood treatment, but Mitch isn't too sure it'll hold up in a small bathroom (i.e. moisture problems)

Again, dark planks. These might be stained (the ones in the previous picture are). I've got a sconce idea in my head too...a little bit of a DIY project. And we're having custom steel-framed mirrors made for the vanity area (pharmacy style).

Of course, Joan's half bath is awesome inspiration. The color of the vanity is one of the contenders for the wall color. It's Ashwood Moss by Benjamin Moore. Of course Dragon's Breath is always another contender too. (hey...when you like somethin', ya like somethin')

In addition to the dark walls, there will also be white subway tile (with dark grout) in the tub area. I think that'll offset some of the darkness. It'll be a good contrast anyway.

So there's some inspiration for ya on this Friday. Stay connected with MLST on Instagram or Facebook for regular updates on our projects.


  1. Hey Kat! Love your whole blog and wanted to ask where you got your beautiful island pendants? Looking for some for our island and just love how yours look. Would you be willing to share where you got them?? :)

    1. Hi there! Thanks for the kind words:) We got our kitchen pendants at the Habitat for Humanity ReStore. It's totally hit or miss at second-hand places like that, so I like to scour them as often as I can. Hope you can score something similar!

  2. Love this! We are painting our master bedroom and I'm 99% sure we've settled on Kendall Charcoal by Benjamin Moore. My only concern with the color was our adjoining master bath and it being too dark. But, I think I'm sold after this post! :)

    1. Yeah...I just love the look! Good luck with your painting (I'd love to see a picture when it's done).

  3. I've been collecting things to put up on the wall for a while now. This looks just reads masculine to me.

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