- Subway tile. I love the classic look and easily-maintained surface. Unfortunately, we can't afford to tile a wainscot around the entire room, so we're planning on using it for a tub/shower surround. American Olean seems to have discontinued their "Greenwich Village" line, so we'll be looking for a suitable substitute.
- Pedestal sink. This one is American Standard's Retrospect. I like how this sink combines both rounded and squared elements. It's not too mission-y, but not too colonial revival-y. It also complements quite a few styles of faucets.
- Built-in medicine cabinet. I haven't seen this particular style for sale anywhere, but I'm keeping my eye on salvage stores. The open shelf underneath would be great for often-used items (q-tips, jewelry tray). I definitely want the cabinet to be inset into the wall.
- Some kind of square, mission-style sconce. These are for either side of the medicine cabinet. These are from Restoration Hardware, but I found some at VanDykes that are a little less expensive but still have the same feel.
- Kohler Bancroft faucet. Not too rounded and swoopy, just clean and classic looking.
- Hex tile. I'm definitely using this for the floor. Not sure if we'll include some kind of pattern or accent in black tiles. Probably. What;'s the fun of mosaic tiles if you don't get to play with designs?
- Kohler Bancroft tub. Big compromise, for both of us. Shayne wants a longer, deeper tub; I want cast iron. Budget and space dictate otherwise. To keep costs down we're going to move the plumbing as little as possible. The sink will scoot over 2-3 feet, but that's it. So there's no room for a wider tub in the current floorplan, and the cast iron one I want (Kohler Kathryn) costs over 3 times as much. The Bancroft is a good compromise with a little vintage character, relatively deep bathing area, standard dimensions, and thick acrylic walls. Anything's better than the 8" deep, cheap, POS tub we have now, though.
- Color. Some sort of soothing, gray-green.
- Beadboard (not shown). Poor-man's substitute for a subway tile wainscot. :) Plus, since our house is something of a farm house, and is very simple with its detailing, I think beadboard is more true to its style.
Bathroom Idea Board
As usual, I'm obsessing about the bathroom. Big surprise there. To organize my thoughts, I put together a little idea board of the products and materials I plan on using.