How To Fit Modern Bathroom into Industrial/Turn-of-the-Century Decor?

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Q: I'm redecorating my apartment in New York, and right now I have hit a wall (figuratively!) with regard to the half bathroom in the front of the apartment. The building used to be a hotel in the NOMAD area of Manhattan. The hotel was called the Brunswick and it opened in the early 20th century. Later, it was a warehouse for a toy company, I believe, and more recently converted into condos. In trying to capture the original heritage of the building in my apartment, as well as the industrial history that came slightly later, I decided to go with a turn of the century industrial decor in the living room/kitchen, while I've kept the bedroom modern. The half bathroom is currently painted white, but it has beautiful marble on the floor, on the sink countertop area and behind the toilet. That leaves 3 walls completely blank. I am considering wallpaper, textured wall covering or fabric, or even tiles on the walls, but mainly i want the bathroom to match the industrial decor of the apartment and/or the turn of the century hotel look. I'll take any suggestions on color, materials, patterns, etc.!

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Regina is an architect who lives with her husband and son in Lawrence, KS. As a LEED Accredited Professional and longtime contributor to Apartment Therapy and The Kitchn, her focus is on healthy, sustainable living through design.

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