Project - Black, white and gray bathroom with nautical flair

Welcome to a black, gray, and white bathroom with patterned details and nautical art. Sounds like a lot, right? This apartment bathroom’s bones were hardly inspirational stock gray and white 12x12 marble tiles in the shower, white paint, sink, vanity, and toilet; however, I saw a blank slate. I had nautical-inspired art already framed that I loved; I knew this would be the perfect place for it. My next step was to create an oasis in a small space with the art decided and not make it too theme-y. There was no storage - this cabinet set in gray was the perfect solution (and fit) and is a great neutral to add some contrast to the white. With a west window, the light is nice, so I decided to embrace the white canvas. With that in mind, black and white seemed like a potential winner. Still, as a person who loves color, I needed to find a way to weave some visual interest while maintaining the calm and serenity I craved. Pattern was the solution -enter this gorgeous shower curtain perfect amount of interest without overwhelming the small space. For the floor, this black and white area rug with triangles also complimented the shower curtain’s scale and pattern. 

When we started, there was one towel bar and no tp holder- not acceptable. It didn’t take long to find the perfect patterned hand towel and tp holder. This pattern was available in towel bars, but I decided that too much would be overkill and become too much of a focal point. For the towel bars, I opted for a classic brushed silver variety from Home Depot. This bathroom came equipped with a basic mirror cabinet combo that was not going to do. I wanted to capture the light and have two people getting ready at the same time. After looking at a few options, the oval mirror seemed perfect, and I hope you agree it is! It elevates the space. Once we added the art, it was the ideal opportunity to add some pops of color.  

Pops of color

Nautical inspired art

Oval mirror added

Gray cabinets added for storage




Existing marble tile

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