Does Your Bathroom De-Stress You?

Bathroom with Sliding Barn Door
I’m usually quite partial to sleek lines, minimalist furniture, and futuristic kitchen appliances. In fact, I drool over the Ikea catalog each season. But, in New York City some spaces are too styled. Every high rise lobby is outfitted in mid-century modern seating, decorated with an abstract painting, or has chrome details…lots of them.

That’s why I can understand why this Brooklyn family renovated their home to give off a warm, cozy, farmhouse feel to contrast with their busy and chaotic lives in the city. While the entire home is beautiful, I was especially impressed with how they pulled off an inviting, hospitable, and serene bathroom without being sterile.

Beautiful All White Bathroom

1. Barn Door: Wow. This door, reappropriated from a sheep farm in New Hamsphire, is the focal point and pièce de résistance of not just the bathroom, but the room surrounding it. By carefully staining and constructing it to slide and fit in the space, the owners brought the area to life with love and care.

2. All White Details: When in doubt, clean white vanities, a fresh coat of white paint, and storage will make any bathroom look comfortable and soothing. Brushed nickel details such as the towel hooks, pull out magnifying mirrors, and faucets make you and your guests feel like it’s a hotel. The freshly laundered towels folded on a simple white wooden shelf contribute to this feel.

3. Lots of light: What if your bathroom doesn’t have any windows? Dark bathrooms are the worst, especially if you’re trying to shave or apply makeup in the morning. It’s a bit hard to see, but on the leftmost side of the second photo, you can glimpse the floor to ceiling panel of floorblasted glass. This frosted effect allows natural light from the living room to encompass the bathroom, without revealing anything too…private. That would be awkward.

4. Vase by the door: Okay, so technically this detail is outside the bathroom, but by placing a beautifully curated floor vase by the door, a quite welcoming effect ensues. This vase almost says, “Here you are about to enter into a beautiful, tranquil experience.” Talk about making the most of a situation! How it’s designed is quite clever and effortless – large white coffee table books (we spot one about Dali!) and organic decorative branches add texture and layers to the entrance piece.

5. Large floor tiles: The sand colored tiles are gorgeous in their own right, but the takeaway here is large, square floor tiles. No more of that 12″ x 12″ crap. Especially if you have a small bathroom, larger tiles will actually give it the visual effect of being more spacious. Here, no matter what texture or color you select, these jumbo tiles fit perfectly in line with the luxurious yet laid back style of this farmhouse oasis in Brooklyn.

Even looking at these photos had a calming effect on me. Does your own home feel like an oasis from the area where you live? What elements of your home automatically relax or de-stress you once you get home?

(Photos via Design Sponge)

This post entitled Does Your Bathroom De-Stress You? is a post from the Kitchen Cabinet Kings Blog. Kitchen Cabinet Kings is one of the largest distributors of kitchen and bathroom cabinets on the internet.

Fantasy Bathroom Series: Luxe Wallpaper

Luxe Bathroom Wallpaper
Remember the lickable wallpaper in Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory? While that would be awesome, wallpaper doesn’t have to be edible to make me drool. All that used to come to my mind when someone mentioned wallpaper was cheap, drab mauve rolls and hours of sticky, messy installation. It wasn’t until recently that I stumbled upon some designer collections of wallpaper and realized how chic today’s patterns are. As one of the hottest trends in interior design now, wallpaper offerings are luxe, with often luxe prices to match. Don’t want to commit to a whole room yet, or can’t afford to cover your entire home? Just start with the bathroom.

Whether you’re looking to re-do your powder room or main bathroom, I’ve compiled a few of my favorite wallpaper picks to complement our most popular Kitchen Cabinet Kings bathroom cabinets. Enjoy, and I’d love to hear which set you’d choose for your home!

Tribecca

Bathroom Wallpaper to match Tribecca Cabinets
(from left, to right: Petal Pusher White/Blue, Tribecca Bathroom Cabinets, Petal Pusher White/Black)

Ice White Shaker

Bathroom Wallpaper to match Ice White Shaker Cabinets
(from left to right: Biscayne Dot, Ice White Shaker Bathroom Cabinets, Saville White)

Savannah

Bathroom Wallpaper to match Savannah Cabinets
(from left to right: Daydream, Savannah Bathroom Cabinets, Field Poppies)

This post entitled Fantasy Bathroom Series: Luxe Wallpaper is a post from the Kitchen Cabinet Kings Blog. Kitchen Cabinet Kings is one of the largest distributors of kitchen cabinets and bathroom cabinets on the internet.