This dark, dated, yet charming, cottage bathroom needed some help in order to become a bright, more modern and useable space. The homeowners wanted a frameless glass shower instead of the clawfoot bathtub, since it was never used as a tub. In order to maintain the charm, and reuse what existed, the wainscotting was painted and the existing antique sink was mounted on an antique dresser. The dresser had been professionally spray painted black for a durable finish and new crystal knobs were added. The dresser provides lots of storage to replace the previous washstand. Basketweave carrera marble flooring was selected as it is both functional and traditional in style. Because it is a small tile, it is not slippery for wet feet and is able to be sloped into a slight depression in the shower so no base is required. This allows the eye to see the shower as part of the room as there are no barriers breaking the view. Large, contemporary,white porcelain tiles divided by a carrera marble chair rail, pencil rail and mosaic border finish off the shower and continue the chair rail around the room for continuity. New chrome lighting, towel racks and large artwork add to the urban country feeling.
Below is the dark country bathroom.