Napoleon Complex: Black and White Patterned Bathrooms

Napoleon Complex: Black and White Patterned Bathrooms

Leah Moss
Mar 25, 2009

Sometimes small spaces beg for bold decoration. After falling in love with the daring drama of black and white striped hallways, we've been on the look out for other petite places that could handle a big dose of the classic color combo. However, even though we usually like bold bathrooms, we can't decide whether these high impact small baths would wake us up in the morning or make us want to dizzily crawl back into bed...

This was a DIY project from a Domino reader. The contrasting silhouettes caught our attention immediately, but made us wonder if we could live with it day to day. It might work best in a powder room bath.

The creators of this tiny bath did not let the size factor cramp their court jester vision.

We LOVE the tub, but the word's still out on the stripes....

The large sprawling floral pattern and the balance of white space opens up the room more than smaller patterned the previous black and white baths. Maybe the bigger the better?

There is a lot going on here with the busy black and white toile, the soapstone vanity, and show-stopper mirror.

Over the top or done right? What's your take?

(Images: 1: Metropolitan Home, 2: Domino, 3: Better Homes and Gardens, 4-6 Elle Decor)

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