A Day In the Country: My Modern Country Loo..
Contributer post by Heather Cameron of A Day in the Country
My en-suite bathroom was a nightmare that I couldn't wake from. My husband and I decided it was time for a complete renovation. Our en-suite was hideous. Wasted space, zero storage, a mini vanity for one, an old jacuzzi tub (eww) and tiny shower stall. All covered in mould, all a nasty shade of pink. Some people would call the shade dusty rose, I called it dirty rose.
And this is my dream. Bye bye dirty rose, hello clean and pretty!
We moved the wall back into the very large master bedroom. This gave us twice the space. We added an extra window on the right - which faces East and gets the morning sun. I love natural light. I had a stool covered in terry cloth - it's perfect for your clothes or towel or getting splashed on by your toddler in the tub. Pretty curtains custom made by my lovely mom, a Buddha who simply makes me smile, and a pretty chandelier. Yes, the colour purple really pops, but it's unexpected, like the Buddha - I like that in a space. I recently had someone say it's wrong to put the Buddha in the bathroom, but I disagree. This is the most lovely space in my home. I see him every day, he watches over the entire farm from all the windows, is greeted by the morning sun, and he and my daughter of two have the most wonderful conversations when she is in the tub. How can that be wrong?
A water closet - a must on my list..no need to explain why.
His and her sinks - again, a must!!
For my husband, he had a simple dream. A shower large enough that the curtain would not touch him. He got it! We used a watery green glass tile and ran it from the floor to ceiling. The floor tile is the traditional and very country feeling octagon with center square. I went with the pale sage green centre square. Oh, the floor is heated too!; I'm so demanding, but it's soooo awesome on a cold morning.
My bathtub is angled in the room. I can look out over the blueberry farm in total privacy. I must be honest and admit, that my two year old has laid claim to this tub, and who can blame her. My pretty toiletries have been replaced by sponge letters and barn animals in need of a daily bubble bath.
The details of the space..to start, it all came from Home Depot. I love them.They are affordable, and if you use a bit of imagination, your space can look entirely original!My inspiration for this room was to mix my love of modern country, girly touches and water colours. I love white, and kept it mostly so, but the touches of aqua and robin's egg blue made it come to life.
Here are my paint colours:
The blue on the walls is called Bluebird by Sico – The code for it is 6161-31.
The white I used is called Polar Bear by Behr – code is W-F-200
The water closet and bathtub are painted Sico Anticosti Grey 6161-41
My bathroom was featured in Canadian House & Home. Photography by Kim Christie.
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