bath talk: earth elements in the bath

Because my current projects are in the Austin area, many of you may have noticed I've done a lot more wood posts than normal. This town is all about earthy elements in the home, so I'm learning all about it. Right now I'm redesigning a bathroom and all the client wants is a zen like, earthy space. I've found that wood is predominantly the easiest element to work with and here are my current inspirations...

wood sink

The second I saw this first photo, I thought, YES! This is a pretty cool bathroom, warm it up with more towels and rugs and we are good to go. I love the exposed wood around the sink and the wood shelving. It's pretty fun. I also think the circular stone shape of the shower is cool and goes perfectly with the floor. The grey and wood combo is such a pretty vibe.

stone nicety

Now if I wanted to go a little more modern with the bath, I would do something like this stone lined bath. SUCH a cool look with the aqua tiles on the floor. I love that pop of color. I imagine it would be pretty inexpensive to do, possibly a DIY, if you're up for the challenge.


I also love love love this after bath [found here]. This is pretty easy to accomplish if you have a great wood guy, I know a genius one who works in the NYC or Austin area if any of you need.  To mix up the wood look, the marble on the wall and subway tile on the floor makes it clean and modern. Although, I'm currently obsessed with wood flooring in the bath, if you can get it coated and water resistant. I live for this chevron pattern...


Now, if you aren't into redesigning your entire bath, I also think that just adding touches of wood goes a long way when styling your bath.

touches of wood

A few wood accents for a chic bath...

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