Good Questions: Traditional Bathroom With Some Funk?

Good Questions: Traditional Bathroom With Some Funk?

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Maxwell Ryan
Nov 12, 2007

Hello AT,

I'm in the process of re-designing a small bathroom, with just enough room for a toilet, pedestal sink and bathtub.

I like the classic look of traditional items like subway tiles, wainscoting and wooden vanities a la Restoration Hardware as in this picture (hey, I'm from New England!), but I don't want to go 100% traditional and be boring.

So my question is: How I can use classic materials like subway tiles, but inject a little funk?...

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And: I'm thinking of using a gray carrera marble on the floor, but the budget won't stretch to have marble around the bath. Is it ok to mix subway tiles and marble? I don't want to use the octagon tiles on the floor as the grout is a nightmare to clean.

Thanks! CV

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