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As I’m typing, we’re on the Day 12 (the final day!) of the bathroom renovation!
The electrician is currently wiring in the new ceiling lights and underfloor heating and by 6:00pm tonight, the silicone will be dry and I can have a shower! You have no idea how much this pleases me after two weeks of getting inventive with a flannel and washing up bowl.
With work finished we can set about moving back in and I have the very important task of faffing with interior details. The best part of any renovation I think!
In a few weeks time I’ll show you the finished result on here but meanwhile, I thought I’d share the initial ideas and and our bathroom renovation mood board. And it all began with an oak bath tidy… because why wouldn’t it?
We knew straight away that we wanted to go from a light to dark bathroom. Having searched “dark bathrooms” on Pinterest and saved a few images that fitted the bill, we fell in love with grey and black with wood accents. Hence the bath tidy being purchased way back in July so that we could see the tones we wanted to work with.
It feels like a drastic change to go from light to dark in any room but once I saw the tiles against the bath rack I knew we’d made the right decision. Our tiles were kindly gifted by Topps Tiles and we choose Regal Coal Matt for the floor and Stormstone Shadow for the walls.
I feel that the wood is essential to add in some warmth and a natural element otherwise it risks feeling a bit too cold.
I have a plant plan in my head too when it comes to the faffing stage. I’m setting myself a challenge of taking care of them properly and not killing them off.
I’ll let you know how that one goes!
I plan on displaying a few aesthetically pleasing beauty products and toiletries (read: monochrome) and the rest will get hidden away in the cupboard.
For starters I have some product kindly gifted from Institut Esthederm a while ago and have been saving two of the products for the new bathroom. Although I’ve nearly used up the Intensive Hyaluronic Cream as it’s been perfect night treatment to combat the winter elements.
Although since writing about trying to use less plastic, soap bars will be the way to go moving forward. I’m hoping I can find somewhere to refill soap into own containers and maybe I’ll hang onto the Le Labo bottle.
The rubber soap dish from White Black Grey was a fab buy and looks great on the bath rack. And the marble soap bar came from a florist in Bude called Bleujen, purchased on our summer holiday in Cornwall in 2017. I’m glad I saved it until now!
As always, I can’t compose any kind of flat lay without Biscuit feeling the need to take part – if you look closely at these photos you can see the odd dog hair here and there.
Seeing as she toned nicely with the bathroom hues, I thought I’d include pictorial evidence of what its like trying to take photos with an inquisitive Labrador around. There’s more over on Instagram Stories in Biscuit’s Story Highlight!
Would you entertain the idea of a dark bathroom or would it feel too drastic as a concept?
Stay tuned for the full Bathroom Before & After in a few weeks time.
Pumice Block – Sevin London c/o Hero | Wooden Bath Tidy – The White Company | Round Soap – Meraki | Le Labo Hand Wash | Soap Dish – White Black Grey | Tiles – Topps Tiles c/o | Marble Tealight Holder – Amara c/o | Marble Soap – Bleujen | Hydra Replenishing Cleansing Milk, Eau Cellulaire Cream and Intensive Hyaluronic Cream – Institut Esthederm c/o