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THE CASE FOR DARK BATHROOMS

Posted on March 20 2014

Morning or afternoon depending on where you may be in the world. I’m about to run to the store we have a truckload of plants to get out so Gem and I will be pottering around early before it opens. We have been totally overwhelmed with the response on the plants – 2 weeks since they went in and literally all sold out so this morning is a replenish plus there are new plants so that should be fun.

Anyways lets talk bathrooms. I hate mine. 13 years ago when I was going through a minimal lets paint everything white stage I made the big mistake of tiling the floor in super pale sandstone:

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Miserable!

I mean they are not terrible but they totally dominate the feel of the room. Now I’ve crossed over to the dark side (oh and its much more fun over here I must tell you) every time I paint the bathroom I can’t get that cosy feeling because of these darn tiles. What to do? I mentioned to G about ripping them up ? Meet with silence. Boarding over them? That sent him to the wine store! Our conundrum is that in a couple of years time we are thinking of building an extension  to go from the flat roof on the second floor right up to the top floor so it seems a bit silly to start gutting it when we are planning a big overhaul.

Yesterday I wrote if you recall we should live for now, do things today not tomorrow so I’ve decided to stop moaning and putting it off any longer. I am going to make the best of a bad job. I can’t get rid of the tiles but I can add much darker pieces in there to make it moodier and a rug, if I could  find one that I like. I’m thinking of swapping the chandelier for something more tribal, adding some open plan shelving, a bench maybe with some plants – more stuff I guess.

This is one of my inspirational bathroom pics. Dark,  moody lovely! I won’t get mine to look like this but I will try to get it to a place where I don’t run in and out of because it bothers me so. I’ll keep you updated!

 

 





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