Post by: Victoria, ÉdinHome&Co
Isn’t this bathroom – from the 2010 Princess Margaret Showhome – gorgeous?!
Source: House and Home Photographer: Michael Graydon
For years I’ve been dreaming about having a beautiful bathroom like this one with its white marble (carrera or bianco) and simple, classic feel.
Pretty, ain’t it?! ;-)
I suppose I should explain the off-kilter clawfoot tub. This photo was taken as we were removing the tub in preparation for…. wait for it… renovation!
A sad confession… unfortunately the tub isn’t returning to the finished bathroom :-( Instead, we’re building a walk-in tiled shower complete with a rainhead shower fixture!!
Let me show you what IS going into the bathroom… starting with the flooring…
Doesn’t basketweave marble floor tile fill you with pleasure?!
My plan is to lay the tile in a similar format because it’s so darned lovely! We’ll also use the basketweave tile on the shower floor.
For the walls I’m planning on using marble subway tiles in an off-set pattern… just like the Princess Margaret home (above) :-) And I’m seriously thinking about adding a black border detail similar to this one. What do you think?
One element of the new bathroom I’m excited about is using a vintage dresser for the vanity!
Here’s the one I found… complete with a coordinating mirror! (note: I won’t be using the mirror mount – just the cabinet and the mirror)
I’m really happy with this purchase!
In the next week or so I’ll be taking paint & brush to these pieces… but not just any paint: Annie Sloan Chalk Paint. Soon my vanity and mirror will be white, slightly distressed and perfect for my vintage cottage bathroom!!
This is what the bathroom looked like the other day!
At this point I’m planning on a marble or white quartz counter for the dresser… but it’s all about budget!!
Cross your fingers for me please!
Lastly… the overcounter basin and faucet (in chrome)!
One more lovely carrera marble bathroom to give me inspiration!!
I hope you’ll drop by to see how the bathroom looks once it’s complete!