Happy Friday friends! Today, we are sharing Part Two of our series 10 Tips to Give Your Bathroom High End Style. Next week, I’ll be sharing more about our bathroom DIY projects and you can expect a few more bathroom features in the weeks to come.
You can see Part One of this series here to get the first 5 tips. I expounded a bit on each tip, so I felt it best to split this into two posts.
Part One includes:
ONE | IT BEGINS WITH DESIGN
TWO | USE UNEXPECTED VESSELS FOR STORING ITEMS
THREE | ADD IN LIFE
FOUR | ADD IN FURNITURE
FIVE | MAKE IT PERSONAL
10 TIPS TO GIVE YOUR BATHROOM HIGH END STYLE • PART TWO
SIX | ADD IN UNEXPECTED TOUCHES
Dorothy was my kind of lady! High-end spaces always have the unexpected. Whether it be a surprising color choice or an interesting piece of decor or art. It takes your space into another realm and can get some interesting reactions.
For our bathroom, I guess it was toilet kitty…
This one is so funny to me. Our cat toilet brush and holder caused quite the stir! Some people absolutely loved it and had to have it, and then others said, “Oh, gosh! I hope you didn’t buy that!” Oh, heck yes, I did! To me, toilet kitty was the most glam toilet brush and holder I had ever seen. Plus, I had a feeling some would love it and some would hate it. To me, it was sculptural and interesting…and useful. Apparently, also controversial!
SEVEN | MIX IN VINTAGE ITEMS
I’m a collector by nature. I’ve collected all kinds of things from a young age just because I liked them. A high-end space always has great decor that seems original. This is where my love of hunting for treasures comes in. I frequent thrift shops, flea markets, and antique marts to find those older items that I love. You can source things online too, but I usually find the best things when I spend a little time out and about…and it’s really for fun…so, there’s that!
Our bathroom design is full of little treasures. A brass wall hook that is extremely old I got at an estate sale for $5. I cleaned it a bit, but left some of the patina as-is. Thrifted bamboo frames, our brass and marble accent table, the Greek key bowl (a fab gift), the brass candle holder and the lucite Art Deco style towel bar all came from treasure hunts. Those vintage and antique items add uniqueness that is next to none. Every space I touch always has something from the past.
EIGHT | INCORPORATE SPA TOUCHES
High-end bathrooms exude luxury. The best way to achieve this is to incorporate spa-like touches. Artisan soaps and grooming products, plush towels, and terry cloth robes add to the luxury. Having a soothing design as your foundation with natural materials also creates this spa-like oasis.
NINE | HAVE INTERESTING ARTWORK
I love art. It can be a statement that takes on a life of its own. Bathrooms are actually a great place to showcase art. Art sets a mood, can spark an emotion, and adds style. Art says what to feel in a room.
Our bathroom was inspired by Chanel and I wanted to embrace that Art Deco era. I also wanted a whimsical, fun take on it. Black and white photographs were my art of choice. I framed iconic photographs from that era that had an off-beat feel. It really does make the space to me.
My art tip for the day: Frame pages from books. I had a couple great books on hand that had some fab photographs, so I just used an Exacto knife and carefully took the pages I wanted to use. Coffee table books usually have at least 8×10 sized photographs.
TEN | IT’S ALL IN THE DETAILS
I really don’t think you can be a designer and not over think the details. Great rooms always have great attention to detail. High-end bathrooms have a smart use of the space, no matter the size. They have thought of every use and every need. They provide smart storage and eye-catching displays of everyday things.
Even the way you fold a towel is designed to look good and increase space. I love to roll my larger towels. I can fit more into a cupboard and I love the look. Also, you can stack items on top of folded towels.
PART ONE OF THIS SERIES:
10 Tips to Give Your Bathroom High End Style | Part One
OTHER POSTS ON OUR BATHROOM MAKEOVER:
Bathroom Makeover Reveal | Before & After
Our Kohler Tailored Vanity and Bathroom Fixtures
I wish you all a fab weekend! The weather is supposed to be lovely here so I am excited to get some yard work done and visit a few of my favorite places to hunt for treasure.
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