When I saw this bathroom by Studio Marler on Houzz, it immediately grabbed my attention…
Overall – this bathroom is a wonderful example of harmonious design.
Details – first of all — the Kohler Purist Faucet ! The Purist line has become my all time favorite plumbing fixture. ( Shown in this bathroom with the lever handle, but I love the cross handles as well – see below)
And then…..in brass!* I have also developed a love affair with brass in the past few years – Don’t groan!! – this is not your 80’s and 90’s shiny brass finish that flakes off! We are talking quality brass here… a timeless finish that can be used to warm up a space (vs. the use of chrome or brushed nickel). *Kohler actually refers to this finish as Brushed Gold.
Next in this room are some classic elements – the stained glass window and the basket weave marble mosaic floor tile – mixed with rustic – the walnut stained barn board used for the tub apron.
The key to mixing styles is to have a balance of the mix. In this room that balance is achieved with the use of the (oh so very versatile ) Purist faucet – with its’ clean (yet soft circular) lines it can pull off the industrial look–while the brass finish lends an ultra classic touch, juxtaposing warm with the cooler monochromatic colour scheme – and partnering with the rustic barn board, to balance the traditional floor and window.
And that monochromatic colour scheme is the final touch that makes it all work so very well together… keeping it quiet – not too busy – a great backdrop when mixing styles.
Overall this bathroom is a wonderful example of a room that is current and elegant , with a bit of spirit (achieved by the mix of styles and a touch of unexpected) – and something I believe you would not tire of for a long, long time!
Harmonious design. Ahhh….can’t you just see yourself soaking in that tub – for years to come (note the grab bar… a little ergonomics thrown in as well)!