Beauty Bath­room

Learn how to com­bine an aged patina and clas­sic style to create a stun­ning space.

Cottages & Bungalows - - Room Recipe - BY VIC­TO­RIA VAN VLEAR PHO­TOG­RA­PHY BY JOSH GIB­SON

Cot­tage style is all about be­ing el­e­gant and yet homey. One way to get the look

is through the com­bi­na­tion of rus­tic and re­fined el­e­ments. This bath­room, de­signed by Kel­ley McRorie of KS McRorie

In­te­rior De­sign, has an ideal mix­ture of both. Here are the in­di­vid­ual items that make the bath­room work so well.


• VAN­ITY. This van­ity doesn’t have any frills—it’s ba­sic and func­tional. Ev­ery room should have a piece like this, which will serve a practical pur­pose, but also not get in the way of the flashier pieces. The wood on the van­ity has a nice stained patina, which sets the rus­tic tone for the room.

• MIR­ROR. Mir­rors can make or break your bath­room, and this one catches the eye and is one of the main vis­ual draws. The patina on the metal fin­ish makes it feel rus­tic, as does the fact that it rests against the van­ity top in­stead of hang­ing freely on the wall.

• FAUCET. The faucet has clean lines, and if it had a chrome fin­ish, it would make the bath­room feel more pol­ished. But with its oil-rubbed bronze fin­ish, it fits more with the rus­tic as­pect of the room. No­tice that it doesn’t have the same fin­ish as the metal on the mir­ror or wall sconces, which adds to the per­fectly im­per­fect vibe.


• SHIPLAP. Wood pan­el­ing is such a clas­sic fea­ture for cot­tages, and shiplap is at the top of the list. The shiplap in this bath­room has clean lines and el­e­gant white paint, which el­e­vates the feel of the bath­room, bring­ing in­ter­est to the walls with­out dis­tract­ing from the main fea­tures on and around the van­ity.

• WALL SCONCES. Th­ese sconces are the re­fined stars of this bath­room. With their tem­pered bronze back­ground and naked bulb, they’re both un­usual and eye-catch­ing.

• CE­RAMIC SINK. Like the van­ity, the sink it­self is sim­ple, but its mod­ern de­sign and above-counter style help bal­ance out the oth­er­wise-rus­tic van­ity.

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