Would you split a big room into a tiny bedroom and an even tinier bathroom with no window? Assuming you have enough space, eh a palazzo? I rather opt to sacrifice one entire room to be a nice bathroom, 'boudoir'-style. Le boudoir (french) = the lady's room or "bower", means a room separated from the bedroom where you / ladies can bath and dress.
Here is my inspiring collection of bathrooms boudoir style:
For more inspiration see also my post about bathrooms with wallpaper. Only use tiles until half hight (like in the photo above). Then use color or wallpaper to turn the bathroom into a more cosy space.
My only remaining question: which of the five rooms (below) should be our bathroom?
My favorite at the moment is the top left, with one window facing the sea. That would make a boudoir with sea view! We could install the sink in front of the window with a little round mirror, like in two of the pictures.
Photo source: different blogs, and flickr - Sorry I kept not track who posted it first and from which original source (internet or magazines).
May 22, 2007
I think, wallpaper in the batroom or guest toilet would be kind of chic. If you do not agree, maybe just one wall? Imagine sea-theme wallpaper, blue and white ... this might be something special. Again, it is wallpaper from Thibaut.
Pictures: 'Nautilus' from the 'Resource II' collection and 'Chairs' from the 'Barbados' collection.
All pictures are from Thibaut.
May 16, 2007
Although wallpapers are not really used often in Italian houses, I got interested into wallpapers through blogs like Absolutely Beautiful Things (ABT) and an article in AD about Villa Polisena in Rome that has a Chinese room (see my post). I can picture to have a Chinese-theme room in our Italian house. This would always remind us of our exotic life we had (and still have) in Asia.
... and maybe even wallpaper in the bathroom:
Thibaut thanks to ABT (no. 3,5)
Lehman & Qian in Shanghai (no. 1,2)
Wallpapers and digital murals ... from flickr.com (no. 4)
And one more link I just found via Designamour:
Fromental in the UK