Ready to see the modern vintage finishes we selected for our guest bathroom? From faucets to vanity cabinets, floor tile, lighting and more, I’m revealing the details of this fun new space.
After sharing our guest bathroom on Instagram last week and receiving a bunch of questions, I thought it would be helpful to put all of the sources and ideas together in one place. I had so much fun designing this space, from the black double sconces, to white hexagon floor tiles, and everything in between.
This bathroom design is on the transitional side, with both modern and vintage elements. Its style is a bit more youthful than our other bathrooms, while still feeling comfortable and functional. Even better, it’s packed with budget-friendly materials and finishes that will stand the test of time. Sound like the right bathroom for you? Read on to find out more!
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Modern Vintage Bathroom Finishes
Note: I tried my best to accurately represent the true colours of our guest bathroom in the pictures below. However, photographing a basement bathroom with no windows was challenging. Always check samples in your own space to ensure they’re right for you.
Matte Black Double Sconces – With the bathroom being located in the basement with no windows, we felt it was best to mount two double sconces above the oversized mirror. I love how the style is reminiscent of vintage globe lamp posts with their frosted glass shades.
Black Flush Mount Ceiling Light – In the tub area, we installed a simple matte black fixture with 2 bulbs to ensure there was ample lighting. I like how the matte black finish and frosted shade tie in with the sconces.
Trinsic High Arc Bathroom Faucet – We were drawn to the vintage-style nod of this single handle faucet by Delta that’s been updated with clean lines. The matte black finish is not only easy to care for, but the swivel function makes rinsing down a rectangular sink much easier.
Trinsic Tub and Shower Trim Kit – For the tub/shower, we added the matching matte black components by Delta.
Classic Tile and Grout
Subway Tile Tub Surround – Although glossy white subway tile is a classic look, the 4×16 inch size and stacked installation makes it feel modern in this space. Since the floor tile is on the busier side, it felt like the right choice to balance it out.
Hexagon Tile Floor – Our jumping off point for the entire bathroom design was this 2-inch hexagon matte white tile. I’ve always loved this timeless retro look that somehow makes a small bathroom feel larger.
Cape Gray Grout – Selecting the perfect grout colour for our bathroom tiles was challenging. I wanted the grey to have enough depth to be noticeable (on both the walls and floor), straddle between warm and cool, while still feeling fresh. After laying out several grout samples next to our tiles in various lighting conditions, I settled on Cape Gray by Custom Building Products (546). It has a slight green undertone, which works well with our cabinets.
Double Sink Vanity
Shaker Cabinets and Drawers by Kitchen Craft – After seeing the colour “Starless” at the showroom, I knew it would be a great way to add depth to all of the white, plus bring a bit of fun to the space. Depending on the lighting, this colour can read anywhere from dark navy to deep charcoal. For reference, it’s a bit lighter than Benjamin Moore Gravel Gray with a tinge more blue.
Silestone Quartz Countertop – The white background and subtle grey veining of this countertop called “Miami Vena” adds a bit of texture and softness, while still keeping the bathroom looking fresh. To keep it simple, we used the same material to add a 4-inch backsplash all around. If you’re looking for a budget-friendly quartz, this one is a good option.
Tom Tom Knobs – After spotting these chunky modern knobs, I knew we had to use them somewhere in our house. I love their fun cylinder shape against the rectangular cabinet doors.
Riverside Pulls – With a combination of square and curved edges, these transitional pulls are the perfect addition to the shaker style drawers. The 9-inch size is both stylish and functional.
Bathroom Decor and More
To make the bathroom feel larger, we had our supplier install an oversized mirror almost the entire width of the vanity up to the bottom of the sconces. Adding the black metal frame was a cost-effective way to elevate it from builder-basic.
Want to see more of our modern vintage bathroom? Look under “New Build” in my Instagram story highlights. It’s where you’ll find videos and progress updates.
Building a new home or renovating an existing bathroom? Let me know if you have any questions about our process, specific selections or what we’ve learned so far. I’d love to make it an easier process for you!
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