Category Archives: Bathroom

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)


(House to Home)

(Giannetti Architects)

(Decor Pad)


(Domino Mag)

(Ideal Home Magazine)

(My Daly Designs)

(Architectural Remnants)

(House to Home)

(Style Files)

(Coco Cozy)


(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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Bathtubs: Undermounted…

A design element that I really enjoy, but don’t seem to see too often is the use of Undermount Bathtubs.  I think the application is very clean and adds such a sense of glamor to any bathroom. I love the idea of having a solid tub deck surface for easy clean ability and a sleek look.

This is a bathroom which I completed a couple of years ago using an acrylic undermount tub from MTI whirlpools and a honed Crema Marfil tub deck. I think that this is a good neutral palette and depending on the accessories paired with the space, can easily switch from modern or transitional.

Here are a few other inspirations that I found:

I think this is a stunning bathroom, from House Beautiful, designed by Steve Gambrel.  The combination of glass, Calcutta Gold marble, and a warm white is timeless to me.

This is a flickr find that displays a full Carrara Tub surround and open vanity.  I like the addition of the metal legs into the bathroom.  I think that a standard vanity with closed storage to the floor would have felt too heavy.

This is a beautiful cast iron version from Kohler, called the Parity.  I think the overall shape of this tub (how it tapers back out) is a detail that goes along way.  They display it in a very modern application, but the style possibilities with this tub are truly endless.

Hope you are enjoying your day! I love to hear from you, so let me know your thoughts!