Monthly Archives: February 2011

Unexpected Details: Window over Bathroom sink

Good Morning and Happy Monday!

Hope everyone enjoyed their weekend! It was BEAUTIFUL here in Atlanta and it actually started to feel like spring! As always, the weekend went by too fast, but I did manage to a lot done, which included a fun Saturday stroll at a local Antique shop where I found some cool things (visit our facebook page for some images!).

Whether shopping at a antique market or flipping through design images, I always like to look out for the unexpected items that could be overlooked.  A design element that I think is always just expected, is a mirror over a bathroom sink.  I love the twist of nixing a solid wall and putting a window over a sink.  It seems like a given to have a window over your kitchen sink, and many of the best kitchen designs include that, why not share the concept in baths? I know I would enjoy a stunning view outside in the morning …. now that’s a great way to start the day!

For functional purposes, a mirror is still probably necessary, but I don’t believe it has to be the focal point.
A few ideas:
– Install a swing arm or extension style mirror on a side wall. Perfect scale and function to be used only when you need it!
– Have a small stand mirror located on the counter
– If you have more than one window, hang a small decorative mirror on the center rail.
– Nix the mirror and enjoy the view!

(hutker architects)

(desire to inspire)

(remodelista)

(pink wallpaper)

(1st Option)

(beach studios)

(house beautiful)

(terramia)

(martha stewart)

(house beautiful, Jill Brinsom)

(Coastal Living)

(beach studios)

(country living)

One thing I love about all these images is the fresh feeling of natural light.  Now that is a quality that can’t be overlooked.
What do you think?

Hope you all Enjoy your week!

Wood Floors in Bathrooms…

Hello Friends!!
I can’t believe that it has been a month since I was here last… I feel like I blinked and January was gone.  Well, I am back and Happy Valentines day to you all!!

Valentines Day is all about Love, celebrating the people and things in our lives that exude happiness! We could paint the walls Red, Throw in some Pink, or even liven it up with some HoneySuckle in order to celebrate today.  However, a design element that I truly heart is Hardwood Floors in Bathrooms! It adds so much warmth in a space, and if done right, can be magnificent!

Just the thought, makes some people question the practicality of wood in a space with water, but with a few extra precautions, wood floors can perform as well in bathrooms as they do everywhere else!  And unlike most other bathroom flooring choices, wood floors can be periodically refinished and resealed, increasing their practicality.

A few recommendations:
1. Make sure that you run your bath vent fan in order to keep humidity at a minimum.
2.  You will need to dry off the wood rather than letting water sit on the floor, but I would assume most people do that anyways, regardless of the material.
3. When selecting the material, try to opt a very durable and resilient wood, such as oak (vs using a softer material such as pine which tends to absorb ambient moisture more, making it more vulnerable to damage).
4. Top the floor with a minimum of 2-3 coats of Polyurethane finish which make the floors resistant to most average bathroom conditions.

(Country Living)

(Decor Pad)

(Bathroom Remodeling Ideas)

(Velvet and Linen)

(Velvet and Linen)

(1st Option)

(Emois et Bois)

(Veranda)

(House to Home)

(Giannetti Architects)

(Decor Pad)

(Flickr)

(Domino Mag)

(Ideal Home Magazine)

(My Daly Designs)

(Architectural Remnants)

(House to Home)

(Style Files)

(Coco Cozy)

(Remodelista)

(1st Option)

Do you LOVE these spaces as much as I do?? Hope you all have a Lovely Valentines Day!

(this is glamorous)

Enjoy your Week!!

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