Over Thanksgiving weekend, our friends Julie and Brian (visiting from Portland – hi, guys!) stayed with us for a blissful four days of eating, drinking and drinking some more. Somewhere in between the excessive drinking (and eating), I mentioned that we had loads of samples for the bath and laundry rooms, and although we had narrowed them down to our favorites, we were stuck on some details. Two-inch hex or one? Twelve inch subway or sixteen? They helped us dive right in and hash it all out, right then and there:
Who’s surprised that we’re sticking with the classic black + white color combination? (Ha!) Every time I tell Scott that we should scrap it all and do something absolutely nuts, he reminds me of our goal to stick with the hues we love the most (black, white and navy) for the permanent fixtures. When it comes time to layer in a shower curtain and art – even paint! – on the other hand? Well, we will see!
We’ve long wanted a matte black hex floor, and although we wavered for a moment after seeing the penny tile at Kohler, we’re sticking to it! In our case, we’ll be adding a white hex border (like this), and maybe some flowers, too. That’s a big maybe. The extra long white subway tile will go on the walls (with these sconces capping off the room!), and to balance out all that contrast, we’re adding warm walnut cabinet fronts from Semihandmade to an IKEA vanity – and topping it off with those pretty brassy pulls, oof. More brass’ll follow, but all permanent fixtures (think: faucets and shower heads) will be polished chrome. We liken chrome to your favorite blue jeans; always in style.
Okay, let’s check out the laundry room!
This Ostrich wallpaper has been on our love list for years. Years! Although we began hoarding samples upon samples of every other paper and pattern under the sun, we kept coming right back to it. We’ll have a small utility sink in a sea salt finish, and we’re hoping to have a wall of cabinetry (like this!) accented with more brass hardware – hardware that will pick up on those small snippets of gold in every teeny sand pile. Cute, cute.
We’re still working out the kinks with our rotating bedroom love-list, because you guys, beds are hard. Upholstered? Wood? Painted wood? Metal? So many options and not enough bedrooms to plan. But with every day that our contractor crew is here, we could scream with excitement. Every night is a new adventure in What’s Been Done, and we are giddy with the progress so far. More on that soon!