The little ones may not be able to fully appreciate a well-decorated bathroom, but that's no reason to put up with an unappealing or outdated decor scheme. Phoenix-based interior designer Jenny Komenda opted for a bright and timeless design aesthetic when it came to renovating her daughters’ bathroom.
But before bringing in the accessories, the first order of business was getting rid of the dated fixtures and to start entirely fresh. Most of the bathroom’s fixtures were an unsightly almond color and the brick veneer floor did nothing for brightening up the space. Komenda tore everything out, from the framing and drywall next to the sink to the pony wall.
In addition to updating the feel of the space, budget was another priority in the remodel. By settling on tiles that were easy to maintain and inexpensive —Komenda is planning a kitchen renovation later this year— the family was able to stay budget-conscious. At 21 cents per tile (!) Floor & Decor’s subway tile seemed an obvious choice for a modern design. For the flooring, Komenda chose a bright white herringbone tile that complements the wall tile pattern and rings in at only about $2.99/foot.
The subtle details of the new bathroom bring everything together. A warm gray grout color contrasts nicely with the all-white floors and walls and works well with both the blue-gray cabinetry and the vintage kilim rug on display in front of the tub.
Another favorite? The shiplap detailing above the subway tile. “I love all the subtle pattern play. I think the shiplap and the tile together might have been too much if I hadn't painted the shiplap white, but the consistent, complimentary tones in the whites really work together,” adds Komenda.
To read more about Jenny Komenda and see her other design projects, be sure to visit her blog, Little Green Notebook.
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