Fresh Country Bath: An eDesign Project

 Option 1 - Fresh + graphic with punches of blue.

Option 1 - Fresh + graphic with punches of blue.

Let's get down to some bathroom fun, shall we?

This is a spring project I've been working on with a lovely woman named Heidi in the Western suburbs of Minneapolis.  Her goal is to fully update her two bathrooms - a full bath on the main level that serves as both the master and guest bath, and a lower level half bath that isn't used quite as often.

 Option 2 - sophisticated tile - subway in a herringbone layout + a gorgeous fish scale ogee drop from Fireclay, layered with cozy textiles.  I know Heidi loves the Fireclay tile - despite it being on the more expensive side - so I ordered in 4 different clay bodies/glazes for her to check out.

Option 2 - sophisticated tile - subway in a herringbone layout + a gorgeous fish scale ogee drop from Fireclay, layered with cozy textiles.  I know Heidi loves the Fireclay tile - despite it being on the more expensive side - so I ordered in 4 different clay bodies/glazes for her to check out.

Eventually she'd like to update her entire 80s-decorated home but these two rooms are the most urgent.  The lower level bath sprung a ceiling leak, so that repair was already completed and now we can go back in and tackle these rooms one at a time.

 Option 3 - a little more masculine, but still neutral; features a slightly less expensive ogee fish scale variety in Carerra marble. This tile is also on a backing, making installation easier & less expensive, too.

Option 3 - a little more masculine, but still neutral; features a slightly less expensive ogee fish scale variety in Carerra marble. This tile is also on a backing, making installation easier & less expensive, too.

I thought I'd just whet your whistle with a few moodboards that I created for her in the early stages of the project.  From these, she's picked the elements that she likes (cement tile, the funky brass + walnut sconce, curbless shower, etc) and highlighted things to adjust (no black or brass hardware - le sad - and keeping flooring here and a favorite mirror there).

 Because Heidi loved the "fresh country" vibe - with a wink towards our Fixer Upper friends - I wanted her to see a little something in a shiplap.  It may feel trendy at the moment, but basic tongue & groove like this is actually timeless, and can be used on a focal wall instead of blasting it into every corner.  Soft grey paint rocks here.

Because Heidi loved the "fresh country" vibe - with a wink towards our Fixer Upper friends - I wanted her to see a little something in a shiplap.  It may feel trendy at the moment, but basic tongue & groove like this is actually timeless, and can be used on a focal wall instead of blasting it into every corner.  Soft grey paint rocks here.

As the project continues, I'll update you on her final choices, and (hopefully, though I personally don't get involved in this part in eDesign projects) her construction & implementation process.

 Option 5 - muted colors, but very textural.  Also, Turkish towels get my nod for best, most useful product in the land.

Option 5 - muted colors, but very textural.  Also, Turkish towels get my nod for best, most useful product in the land.

Do you have a favorite?