Good Questions: How Can I Make This Bathroom Work?

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Hello AT,

If anyone can solve this problem, I know that the mavens of Apartment
Therapy can.

My new and otherwise wonderful apartment is presenting me with a
monumental design problem: my bathroom has a bright green sink and
bathtub...

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I tend to be a minimalist and I seek lines and colors that are as clean as possible, so this bathroom is challenging. Even the black and white tiles seem to contradict the sink and tub.

What can I do, short of ripping them out, to make this bathroom work?!

Thanks, Faith

Dear Faith,

Even though you have a total mismatch going on here, we sorta love your bathroom. Black and white is classic and the green is a lovely shade - AND because it feels as if there is some black in deep in the green, they are working together on a distant level.

A high end solution would be to rip it all out and start again - but isn't that always the case?

A more interesting, creative solution would be to go with the green as your inspiration and tie it into the rest of the bathroom. Black and white are neutral so they won't clash if you allow the green to lead the way.

We'd

Bones
- fix all the grout and the wall in shower
- install shower rod
- remove metal hooks on upper left
- install nice new toilet seat with metal hinges

Heart
- paint the walls a soft offwhite green (color)
- install luxurious white shower curtain on metal rod (brightness)
- install soft white shower mat (to cover tile floor a bit)
- purchase white or soft "sea-foam" green towels

Anyone else???

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Maxwell left teaching in 2001 to start Apartment Therapy as a design business helping people to make their homes more beautiful, organized AND healthy. The website started up in 2004 with the help of his brother, Oliver.

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