As I was scoping out chic bathrooms for my latest Brit + Co. post, I collected inspiration for our own (eventual) bathroom re-design. As much as I love colorful, shabby chic design, Stan and I want our bathroom to be a bit more subdued, understated, and zen. During our brief trip to Lake Placid, our room had a glorious oversized whirlpool tub that served as the centerpiece of my inspiration:
I was sold. We’ve got to have a deep, wood-paneled tub. When we decided we were okay with separating the shower and the tub, the possibilities really opened up, and I began to find beautifully zen bathrooms, inspired by Japanese soaking tubs like this one from dwell:
We won’t be able to put a stone walkway leading up to it, but I do like the floor tile and the gray stones surrounding the tub.
Here’s another great soaking tub, surrounded by stones (via Remodelista). I love how light this room is, but Stan reminded me that it will only look like this when it’s spotless. And light floors will dirty quickly!
This bathroom is a little dark for my tastes (and no wooden tub), but I do like the slate gray tiles (via Our Humble Abode). Dark gray, wood, and white go so well together.
I’ve had a kitchen inspiration, bedroom inspiration, and now this. We really need to get started! Okay, Stan: finish paying your student loans, finish up the basement, then let’s do this! ♥