Monday, June 14, 2010

Mixing Multiple Textures and Finishes in the Guest Bath

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Antique iron scale and ribbed white cotton terry towels.

One of the things I like best about our recent guest bath mini makeover is the mix of textures and finishes that were added to the space...

Undulating striae of a beehive.

A second beehive with a rough-hewn texture.

A woven grass frame.

Shiny nickel hardware.

Beadboard wallpaper, wood chair rail, and harlequin pattern shower curtain.

Antique detailed wood frame.

Copper framed clock.

Curvaceous antique ceramic chamber pot with metal and wood handle.

So many finishes and textures add to this room's cottage feel. How do iron, copper, nickel, wood, ceramic, grass, and fabric play together? How do straight lines, curves, harlequin patterns, weaves, and smooth surfaces get along? I can't explain it, but the mix seems to work. Don't you agree?


  1. Oh I love it & can't wait to see more! I love your house b/c you like rusty textures & any kind of metal just like me!

  2. Aw, man! You're killin us with these teaser photos!! ;)

    I'm so intrigued by all the textures you've shown today, but I can't wrap my mind around the beehive... Really looking forward to the 'big reveal'!!

  3. My mother in law liked wasp's nests. She had a few in her house, and they were interesting.

    So when can we see this IN COLOR? Don't get me wrong, the black and white is pretty, but I want to see it IN COLOR! Because I know it's going to be good.

  4. I do agree! Fabulous!!!

  5. I love this makeover. I have been wanting to steal some of these ideas since I first saw your make over post. I love Behr's Swiss Coffee and all the natural elements weave a story. I think the hives are my favorite!

  6. Okay, I'm anxiously awaiting to see what constitutes the "hive" portion of decorating here! Textures are very important to me. Who likes bland? LOL

  7. Your pictures are always the most amazing! Who could make a bathroom look like artwork? You!


  8. It all looks wonderful. Can't wait to see more.


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