I need inspiration for an impending South Florida master bathroom remodel. I like a shabby chic style, and I understand the principles, but desperately need specific images for a bathroom that totals 45 sq feet outside of the shower stall, and probably more like 30-35 sq feet once you subtract the water closet.
I've searched for google and flickr images of "shabby chic bathroom" and been...overwhelmed by the images of enourmous bathrooms with hutches and clawfoot tubs. Of course, I want one of those bathrooms, but I can't knock out a wall to make space for a tub and enormous swaths of floor space.
What we have now is a 71 inch wide vanity straight out of 1989. It has a single clam shell shaped sink on one side and a flat surface on the other that has a space underneath for a chair. This has to come out because of water damage to the drywall behind and the cabinet part of the sink area. We're thinking of replacing it with a unit of cabinets and drawers. Vanity length is a little flexible in either direction because the wall between the vanity and the shower probably has to get knocked out. One sink is ok, 2 is also ok, and keeping as much counter space as possible is preferred, because this needs to be a practical family bathroom in the 2-3 year future. I'd love a unit with legs, open shelves, and painted wood. I'd also love the unit to cost less than $1,000. (this picture
gives a good idea of the feeling I like, but like I said, shelves, and counter space.)
I've chosen solid white tile for the stall walls, and floor. Should I have an accent tile? What shapes, colors, and sizes are appropriate for this style to also transition into someone else's style if/when we decide to sell this house? Any suppliers for the type of vanity thing I envision?
And for what I don't want, this is awful
Also, the toilet is in a room just off the shower/sink room, so I don't need to incorporate it into anything, but floor will be re-tiled to match the rest.
Do you have pictures of a shabby chic bathroom that you love? I've looked at apartment therapy, flickr, and google, and the search results are....overwhelming.
Now I totally understand the knitters who come to me and want to make a sweater in the same yarn and color as the sample. I didn't get it until this morning. All of the options make my brain hurt, and I am soooooo glad I never showed my disappointment that they couldn't envision the garment in another color. No I can feel that overwhelming inability to put find and/or together the available elements, which hurts. And that's not just the migraine I'm experiencing talking. I felt it in the tile store this morning. Oh wait. Maybe this is where the migraine came from. Damn.