Ideas to Steal from a Gorgeous Vintage-Style Bathroom

Ideas to Steal from a Gorgeous Vintage-Style Bathroom

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Nancy Mitchell
Nov 5, 2015
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Blogger Grace Mitchell, of A Storied Style, knew it was time to renovate her kids' bathroom when water began leaking through the ceiling of the living room downstairs. Wanting to stay true to the style of her nearly 100-year-old house, she created this gorgeous, vintage-inspired bathroom. Here are five elements that make it so successful — things that are worth stealing for your own space, too.

1. Don't be afraid to play with scale a little bit.
This may seem like a risky thing to do in a small space like a bathroom, but playing with scale a bit can have a big impact. Here, the oversized lights flanking the sink make an already lovely room even more interesting by adding a touch of the unexpected.

2. Mix in vintage pieces for a textured, timeless look.
The antique vanity, outfitted for a farmhouse sink, adds warmth and texture and gives this brand-new bathroom an always-been-there look.

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3. Make a big statement with tile.
I'm loving the recent trend towards bolder and more exciting tile. Grace chose a stone and marble hex tile, which wraps up the walls to make a big statement. The small format of the tile helps to maintain the vintage feel.

4. Even little details can have a big impact.
One of my favorite details from this bathroom is the dentil mold that runs along the top of the wall. It's a small part of the bathroom and probably not the first thing you'd notice, but it helps to contribute to the vintage feel.

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5. Add color in unexpected ways.
For the doors to the bathroom and to the closet on the left, Grace found two old church doors, each nine feet high. Painted in a cornflower blue, they add a beautiful touch of color to a mostly neutral space.

To see more photos of the bathroom and read more about the remodel, check out the full story on Domino.

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