We wanted to finish up Bathroom Blogfest 2012 with a traditional, warm bathroom design. This design can work for both newer and older homes.
Cottage style is a charming choice for the bathroom. Cottage style can work with traditional and farmhouse architecture as well as cottage homes. These bathrooms favor traditional elements and surfaces and often reference vintage and antique elements.
This bathroom features one of the timeless classics of bathroom design: the claw-foot tub. These antiques are classics because of their deep soaks and cast-iron construction that holds the heat. Antique claw foot tubs can be found restored to their original condition, and can also be customized with color on the exterior.
The pedestal sink is a nice vintage touch that fits perfectly with cottage style. While these sinks don’t provide storage, their narrow profile is ideal for a small bathroom. Additional storage can be created with a small vintage cabinet, bookshelf, or hanging cabinet.
You could add penny tiles or hexagonal tiles on the floor for a classic vintage cottage style. Typically, white and black, today’s penny tiles and hexagonal tiles can be found in an array of colors to suit any taste. A soft throw rug next to the tub is a stylish and smart addition to create a soft place to step out of the tub.
Wainscoting on the walls is a great touch in a cottage bathroom. Subway tiles, in classic white, would work nicely on the walls in a cottage bathroom, as well. Charming vintage art and the simple framed mirror complete the cottage look in this bathroom. The wainscoting dark color framed by the white trim and patterned area rug adds visual interest to this bathroom.
We hope you all enjoyed reading about bathrooms this week as much as we did! We’re so grateful to have participated in Bathroom Blogfest 2012 and cannot wait until next year’s group blogging adventure. Don’t forget to take a look at the rest of the Bathroom Blogfest writers below:
|Name||Twitter Username||Blog Name||Blog URL|
|Laurence Borel||blogtillyoudrop||blog till you drop||www.laurenceborel.com|
|Bill Buyok||AventeTile||Avente Tile Talk||http://www.aventetiletalk.com/|
|Jeanne Byington||jmbyington||The Importance of Earnest Service||blog.jmbyington.com|
|Nora DePalma||steamtherapy||The Mr. Steam SteamTherapy Blog||http://blog.mrsteam.com/|
|Mr. Steam||noradepalma||OR-DP POV||www.oreilly-depalma.com/blog|
|Diane Kazan||dkazan||Public Bathroom Blog||http://thekazan.blogspot.com|
|Arpi Nalbandian||Arpi_Nalb||Avente Tile Talk||http://www.aventetiletalk.com/|
|Victoria & Shelley Redshaw & Pond||scarletopus||Scarlet Opus Trends Blog||www.scarletopus.com|
|Sandy Renshaw||sandyrenshaw||Purple Wren||purplewren.com|
|Bruce D. Sanders||rimtailing||RIMtailing||http://rimtailing.blogspot.com/|
|Paige Smith||none||Tile tips from installation professionals||http://neusetile.wordpress.com/|
|Shannon Vogel||cyswebsites||From the Floors Up||http://fromthefloorsup.com|
|CB Whittemore||cbwhittemore||Content Talks Business Blog||http://simplemarketingnow.com/content-talks-business-blog/|
|Irene Williams||crossvilleinc||Elevate Your Space||http://elevateyourspace.wordpress.com/|
|Linda Wright||skiptotheloo||Skip to the Loo!||http://lindaloo.com/|