Live in the Details®: Classic and Contemporary Primary Bathroom Design
Primary Suite Addition in St. Paul
We recently completed a primary suite addition on an idyllic street and neighborhood in St. Paul. The Bayard Avenue primary bathroom is classic and contemporary in design, mixing warm and cool tones with modern accents that will stand the test of time.
You’ve asked, we’re receiving on how to create a classic and contemporary design for a primary bathroom through three easy steps:
1. Blending Warm and Cool Tones
Contrast is important. Mixing finishes across warm and cool tones through the tile, vanity, and finishes will carry the design through time. Remember the grey vs. beige war of the 2010s? Mixing warm and cool tones will always win.
In the Bayard Avenue primary bathroom we mixed cool polished nickel and black plumbing fixtures and accessories with a custom stained white oak vanity and warm ivory floor tile.
2. Modern and Classic Elements
Modern lines with classic finishes will carry the design through every trend for decades. The hexagonal lines of the floor tile in the Bayard Avenue project are modern yet the soft ivory weave pattern is more traditional.
3. Start With a Neutral Palette
Proving a neutral base makes interchanging trendier pieces in and out through time. Paint walls colorful colors or add wallpaper that makes your heart dance. Bring in color and pattern through decor on shelves, vanity top, and artwork. Here is our designing guide to create a neutral space that is beautiful, not boring. Plus our most asked question: favorite neutral paint colors.
Read on how to bring this design to your next bathroom renovation, with all sources linked below.
Live in the Details®
Vanity: Jkath Cabinet Shop
Vanity Knobs: Lambeth Smooth Knob, Bronze
Vanity Pulls: Lambeth Smooth 4″ Pull, Bronze
Vanity Sink: American Standard Boulevard Undermount
Vanity Faucet: Delta Bowery Widespread, Polished Nickel
Vanity Sconces: Covington Shield Sconce, Bronze & Glass Shade
Vanity Mirror: Infinity Mantel Mirror, Black
Vanity Countertop: Vicostone Misterio
Floor Tile: Weave Ivory Hexagon
Shower Pan Tile: Penny Round Matte White
Shower Wall Tile: Artisan White 3×8
Shower Head + Trim: Delta Bowery, Polished Nickel
Bathtub: Eden 63″ Soaking Tub, White
Tub Filler: Delta Bowery Wall Mount, Polished Nickel
Wall Paint: Benjamin Moore Dove Wing
Thanks for following along,
Katie Wick + the Jkath Team
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