A Guide to Authentic Edwardian Style Bathroom Design
These huge, burnished beauties make an incredibly bold statement in any bathroom and add a little Victorian (or better yet, Old West!) flair to your decor. Don’t be intimidated by the metal, though – copper is surprisingly low maintenance, and made solid and strong enough to potentially outlast your house. Intrigued? Here are a few things you should know if you’re thinking of buying one...
There are a lot of ways to get a sleek, modern look in a bathroom, but one of the easiest – and one of my personal favorites – is to choose a bathroom vanity with a tempered glass vanity top. These are totally unique, instantly eye catching, and are absolutely gorgeous and elegant looking – the perfect way to make a major statement in a modern bathroom. Stone vanity tops have bec
Many 2014 bathroom trends are about big, bold, dramatic design choices. But maybe the most practical and crucial trend this year is much quieter. Overwhelmingly, homeowners are starting to add a second sink to their master bathrooms. While this is a simple change, it’s becoming an increasingly important one in terms of resale value. As master bathrooms become bigger and especially as they be
Many of the most significant 2014 bathroom trends are ones that might sound a little familiar, as many have been gaining traction for the last few years. That said, many suggested features of yesteryear have become major must-haves for any large scale remodel in 2014, while some trends – like the move toward more open, spa-like bathrooms – have continued to evolve in interesting ways.
When you talk about small bathroom storage, often the conversation starts and ends with choosing a really great bathroom vanity. But while a bathroom vanity will occupy most of the real estate in a small bathroom, they aren’t the be-all end-all of storage, even in the smallest bathrooms. Today, I want to revisit a few of the oldie-but-goodie options, give them a few contemporary twists, and
Bright, bold colors have been trending in the home, from assertive reds and oranges to emerald greens and this year’s radiant orchid from Pantone. So you might be surprised to learn that one of this year’s top color trends doesn’t actually use any color at all. A striking black and white decor is becoming a popular choice for just about every room in the home. If gem tones aren
A black and white decor is a daring choice, but one that’s starting to become quite popular, despite the larger trend towards decorating with bright, bold colors. Why? Because colors can be difficult to match, both from paint swatch to wall and from one color to the next. But put black and white next to each other and the contrast between them is instantly striking – and fool-proof. Fi
A little while ago I wrote a post on ways to ensure your bathroom stays nice and toasty warm, even on the coldest winter mornings. But there’s one great option that I didn’t mention because it’s just a little bit out there: the bathroom fireplace. But this offbeat option is becoming more common – and more popular – as biofuel fireplaces become more widely available. S
Deluxe showers blend the luxurious experience of a spa with the convenience and speed needed for a hectic lifestyle, offering a more realistic way to enjoy a little R&R even if you’re on the go. In 2014, many homeowners are turning their attention to showers rather than bathtubs or whirlpools, focusing on big, bold, spa-like designs to create elegant, sun-soaked spaces. Many of the most
If you’re planning on building a Mediterranean style bathroom, it’s important to choose the right bathroom vanity to compliment its distinctive, slightly exotic style. Antique vanities inspired by French and British designs are the most commonly available, but don’t really have the right old world vibe to match the style of their warmer southern neighbors. Instead, look for bathr
Steam showers and saunas are often talked about in the same breath, lumped together as a heat-based, health-beneficial spa treatment that you can install in your home. But the similarities between the two essentially stop there: the experience of using them is different, the health benefits are different, and even the installation, construction, and cost vary widely. So today I want to clear up a
Pantone’s color of the year for 2014 is Radiant Orchid. Like 2013’s Emerald, this is a bold, assertive gem tone, but on the other side of the color wheel. Meant to symbolize imagination, innovation, and creativity, this bright fuchsia purple is the vibrant, flowering answer to last year’s intense green, and a fresh, vivid tone that can be incorporated all throughout home design.
Kitchen trends are generally pretty slow to change – after all, a major kitchen renovation is no small investment. But as kitchens increasingly become the social hub of the home (and one of the top features buyers are looking for), differences in taste, technology, and other trends become more pronounced from year to year. And since upgrading a kitchen is such a long-term commitment, it̵
There are many reasons you might want to add an additional bathroom to your home. Maybe your family is growing and fighting over your existing bathrooms, or you’d like to have a separate bathroom for guests for your own privacy. Maybe you’re looking to add a more accessible bathroom to your first floor. Whatever the reason, adding a half bathroom is a popular project that can really ad
To me, there’s nothing worse than walking into a cold bathroom on a cold morning, especially right after crawling out of a warm bed. Frigid tile floors, a cold toilet seat, and icy water when you turn on the shower can all conspire to make for a rather unpleasant start to a cold winter’s day. But it doesn’t have to be this way. There are plenty of ways, big and small, to help qui
I’ve spoken a bit on this blog about the growing popularity of spa style bathrooms. Often, these are inspired by high end hotels that have a posh, streamlined modern appearance. But the idea of a spa bath is much, much older, dating back most famously to the opulent public baths of Rome and Turkey. These ancient baths have inspired a more traditional sort of home spa. Mediterranean style bat