Renovation Inspiration: Bathroom
Renovation Inspiration: BathroomSeptember 27, 2012
Society Street. It sounds high-class—the address of a private club where Charlestonians swirl scotch and sport pocket watches.
And maybe it was, 100 years ago. When my husband and I were on the hunt for apartments in Charleston, we immediately fell in love with the space. The double height ceilings and oversized windows give the living room the feel of a Parisian salon. Views of centuries old chimney tops are cozy on a crisp Fall day.
We were so enamored with the living space that we forgot to pull the shower curtain and have a look at the tub. Fast forward a month and we’re here and stuck with a dreadful bathroom: 20 sq. ft. of peeling paint, linoleum flooring, and an overhead light that makes a strange buzzing sound.
But a girl can dream, right? In keeping with the historic building and the European charm of Charleston, I’ve set out to renovate the bathroom with a tailored, timeless aesthetic in mind. Brass fittings, hex tile, white marble—this collection of products and images are my inspiration every morning as I take the world’s quickest shower.
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The collection of products and images below are my inspiration every morning as I take the world’s quickest shower.
Sylacauga Cremo Supreme Marble
A product of Sylacauga, Ala.—nicknamed “the Marble City”— the stone is known worldwide as the whitest in production. On top of being southern and beautiful (naturally), it was used to build the Lincoln Memorial and the Washington monument. I’d like to use it for a wainscot and shower surround.
Nemo Tile’s Glossy Cobalt Hex Tile
Black and white is a bit predictable. I’ve fallen in love with Nemo Tile’s cobalt blue hex tile. The hex shape is common in the bathrooms of historic homes across the South. The color gives the overall effect of black flooring, but flickers with blue in the light.
Urban Electric’s Belle Meade Wall Sconce
Charleston’s own Urban Electric Co. goes above and beyond with its quality materials and craftsmanship. The Belle Meade, simple in structure, is given some frill with this pleated silk shade.
Olde Good Things Salvaged Glass and Brass Knobs
Glass knobs are a small but high-impact accessory that give the space an elegant, old-world panache.
Phillipe Mirror in Gold Leaf from Madegoods
Inspired by the classic antique from the Louis Phillipe period in France, the Phillipe is available in gold and silver leaf. (To the trade)
Sunrise Specialty Pedestal Roll Top Tub
A pedestal base —instead of claw foot—updates this tub without sacrificing its feminine profile. Brass fittings are a nod to the past and give the room extra drama.
Matouk’s Esperanza Terry Towels
In business since 1920, Matouk is the crème de la crème of fine linens. These terry towels are available in white with an assortment of piping options.