Here's the latest brainstorming ideas for a friend of mine who is redoing their small bath in a classic cape cod style home. They currently have white and black subway tiles that are original to the 1950's home, but they wanted to warm it up a bit. To keep it feeling light, bright and spacious I incorporated white beadboard tiles and light color that remain warm. The neutral octogan floor tile warms things up along with the "biscuit" color 2x1" tiles I suggested for the the shower stall floor to ceiling. I'd like to top off the modern cottage look with a classic vessel sink and simple chrome fixtures. I've also suggested finding an antique cabinet they can use as the vanity.
I'll be keeping tabs with them, and hope to get and a before and after pic.
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