To use a dark color in a space and maintain a light, airy feel overall, focus the shade in one main area, like the floor, ceiling or an accent wall. This bathroom pairs navy floor tiles with white walls and countertops and a blonde wood vanity.
As seen on season 1 of Sarah Sees Potential, designer Sarah Richardson transformed this once cramped, dated bathroom into a large, relaxing space reminiscent of a coastal beach house. She borrowed three feet of space from an extra bedroom to make room for a weathered oak vanity, freestanding volcanic limestone tub and walk-in shower with body jets and a rain shower head. Light blue wall paint and crisp white beadboard paneling add beautiful yet understated coastal character and are a fresh contrast to the dark blue marble floor tile.
Watery blue wallpaper brings the look of the ocean waters into the bathroom in this New Hampshire beach house. Soft-sided baskets offer an affordable yet attractive way to stow away extra towels and toilet paper for guests.
Blue and green fish swim around this bathroom on the gray striped wallpaper. Empty gold and silver frames arranged on the wall add some metallic flair and decorate the space without disrupting the wallpaper pattern. A mirror on the wall above the toilet reflects the wall design making the room appear larger.
A concrete trough sink adds a high-end touch to this guest bathroom and is balanced by lower-end choices such as soft-sided baskets that work as storage for linens and other bathroom essentials. Blue accents are in keeping with the color palette used throughout the New Hampshire beach house and echo the colors of the Atlantic Ocean outside.
Instead of creating a window covering, try designing the window itself. A wavy wall design is copied in the framing of this seaside window. And this is no ordinary window; textured and stained glass are combined to create this one-of-a-kind seashell design. Design by Dewson Construction Company.
This soft, neutral bathroom features an oceanside feel with its wide wood plank ivory walls and seashell-like vintage sconces. A wood trimmed wall-to-wall mirror above the single sink vanity gives the illusion of a larger room, while the vanity's cream-hued cabinetry and sand-colored countertop keeps the space light and bright.
The natural wood vanity fits neatly into an alcove in this master bathroom, the earth tones a handsome complement to the room's shiplap paneling. On the very bottom shelf, a row of baskets offer texture and extra storage.