Black subway tile makes a smart backsplash for this Art Deco bathroom (that's Marilyn Monroe approved). Upper walls are covered in heathered gray wallpaper, a strong contrast to the tiles' glossy finish.
Small Yet Striking Bathroom With Herringbone Tile Walls
Originally constructed in 1909, this small master bathroom could not be expanded in terms of space. By embracing dark, moodier colors and installing gleaming tile surfaces and chrome finishes, the room was given a larger personality.
Custom Harry Bertoia chairs with Edelman leather fit easily with a floating bathroom vanity. Black strié Farrow & Ball wallpaper, plus an onyx tile mosaic "rug," add top notes of pattern that don't overwhelm the space.
The varying neutral tones seen throughout the small mosaic tiles in this contemporary bathroom tie together the dark stone countertops and medium-grained wood cabinets. Large neutral tiles used on the floor and within the shower area provide a soft balance throughout the space.
In a single weekend, this dated space was transformed from a lackluster powder room into a vogue-inspired girls' vanity complete with gilded gold touches, black-and-white typography wallpaper and a mix of metallic elements.
When looking to update existing cabinet door fronts without major costs, keep in mind that glossy black and glossy white paint instantly modernize almost any style door front, resulting in a much newer look. In order to properly refinish old cabinet door fronts, first, remove them from the casing, marking the back of each door front and the inside of the cabinet with painter's tape marked with coordinating numbers. Next, remove the existing finish with fine-grit sandpaper and wipe away dust with a damp cloth. Add an even coat of primer to the front and back of each door front as well as the fascia of the cabinet casing. Lastly, use a professional-grade, two- or three-inch angled brush to apply two coats of a high-gloss latex paint, as well as a clear coat of polyurethane. Keep the space well-ventilated for 24 to 48 hours to allow fumes to subside.