Monday, September 29, 2014

Black, White and Gold Add Up to Bathroom Design Heaven

So you want all-out glamour, luxury and indulgence in your bathroom, but you don’t want it to look like the Palace of Versailles or the ladies’ powder room at Harrods? Getting the balance right without tipping over into kitsch can be tricky, but these bathroom designers got the monochrome-metallic combo right on the money.



Keep it in proportion. If you’re going for gold, keep those touches to a minimum to avoid overkill. A simple gilt-edged mirror, a metal wall hanging and complementary amber touches in the chandelier are all that’s needed — and stand out all the more against the black backdrop.



Deliver it through the details. With white as the main element and black as the second in this bath, the simple gold tap really jumps out, proving you can make a feature out of even your sink line. The designer wisely stopped short of a blingy gold showerhead in favor of antique brass to avoid overkill.



Take risks in the smallest room. The powder room or small downstairs bathroom is a space where you can indulge the most adventurous decorating ideas, such as this gentlemen’s-club look with black lacquered paneling and playful artwork.


Tip: To keep a mix of metallics from seeming haphazard, consider grouping them in some way. Here the chrome fittings are kept to the the bottom half of the room, and gold or bronze to the top half.


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