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Advice on small bathroom design capturing "quiet luxury" :)

Sarah Jensen
19 days ago

Hi design community,

I am writing for advice as I design a gut renovation of a small bathroom in our home in Massachusetts. The room functions as the children's bathroom (current ages are 1, 3, and 5) so a bathtub is important to us. My general style and the overall esthetics is "japandi"-inspired warm minimalism, but the home is from 1920 and has a good blend of minimalist "new" and old. It is important to us that the bathroom fits the age of the house. I generally prefer natural colors and materials when possible. Our overall house color palette is warm beige-white, illusive green, and pinky beige from Sherwin Williams. We plan to keep the layout because the room is so small that we don't have many options and because it is cheaper. We will get rid of the radiator though and plan to install radiant heat to save space. We also won't do the same "alcove" tub, but just have the wall at the end of the tub be as wide as the tub if that makes sense.

I have been researching Pinterest and Instagram for more than a year and I LOVE Zellige tiles and feel like that aesthetically would be a very safe choice although I worry a little about how practical it would be. My favorite colors are white and a light sky blue. Another material I am intrigued by, but struggle to wrap my head around is cement tiles, especially the dual color use below. Finally. I attached one very minimalist also save option.

Below are some photos of the room as well as some of my favorite inspirational photos.

Any suggestions, ideas, feedback is most appreciated !




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