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Tuesday Tour: Our Guest Bathroom

Two of the four bathrooms in our apartment are primarily in their original, vintage state from the 1920s. The guest bathroom is one of those.  Most people in our situation would have immediately done a gut remodel of these spaces, but I was strangely attracted to the vintage white subway tile with black accents, floors, and hardware. Despite the imperfections, I like how they look–they are classic and a little weathered (sounds a bit like me!).


The paint color is Palladian Blue from Benjamin Moore’s historic collection (HC-144).  Sometimes I add pale pink towels and flowers to the space to add a pop of color, but here it is simply blue and white.


Although pedestal sinks are a nice feature in vintage bathrooms, they don’t provide any counter space or cabinets for storage.When space allows, I add a ceramic garden stool to the bathrooms to provide an extra surface. I purchased this white one at Target. HomeGoods is my usual, most reliable source for garden stools.


The monogrammed shower curtain is from Ballard Designs. Link here . The floor, like the subway tile, is original–I like the tile pattern in both.



The original built-in linen cabinet offers great storage and features vintage brushed nickel drawer pulls.

Tomorrow I will share with you a simple DIY project that I carried out in this space.

Have a good day and thanks for stopping by!

10 thoughts on “Tuesday Tour: Our Guest Bathroom

  1. I love your guest bathroom – The person who originally built the house was very smart to do all black and white.
    It’s classic and will never go out of style.
    I want to add pale pink towels to my bathroom – The guest room is green and pinks – another day maybe.\
    Have a great day


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