I’m so happy to hear you guys like our light and bright (and cheap!) studio as much as we do! And today I’m sharing the bathroom…
Once again the goal with this studio space was to do something nice that didn’t cost the world. Money got tight by this stage guys. So we really looked to keep the style of the bathroom upstairs, but added in a few details that would make it unique. In terms of the actual space, we wanted the studio to be really flexible depending on what we wanted to use it for, so although you might not traditionally have a shower for a working space, we included one so it could be used as a flat too!
I have to admit that this space was a little bit tricky, as it’s in quite a dark part of the house, being on the southern side and against the retaining wall. So we focused on trying to get lots of light into the room thanks to some big louvers. Similar to the bathroom upstairs, again we opted for the vertically laid subway tiles, and a terrazzo inspired tile for the floor. Mainly because we had some spare which made it really affordable! In keeping with the rest of the studio we chose brass hardware for this space, and some pedant lights that would throw heaps of light.
My favourite part about this bathroom is that vanity! You’ll remember that for upstairs I used old cabinets (a sewing table and a vintage washstand) to DIY the vanity. I wanted to do something kind of different for downstairs, but still keep it antique, and so I opted for something a little more open. I searched high and low for the right table but really struggled to find something, until the day before the plumber was set to put everything in, I stumbled upon this old school desk! It worked perfectly here. I was going to use a gold waste trap pipe but the plumber said it didn’t work here sadly, so we’re stuck with a white one (I’ll cover it someday soon).
More thrifted finds? I found this mirror as part of a round shelf thing at an op shop, so I took the shelf off and used the round glass on its own, it was only $10!
For the shower, we did a simple open design, and I like how to gold really makes the space sing. We matched the waste traps with the hardware here.
There you have it guys! The bathroom for the studio! I actually really love how this bathroom ended up, and I think the brass hardware is really nice throughout the studio, because of the grey cement floors. I actually think if we had done brass upstarts (I considered it) it would have been too warm with the floors. So that’s something worth thinking about!