Our boys’ bathroom was due for an update. There was only so much that I could do with paint and molding without going through a major bathroom overhaul. It was time! The boys agreed that they wanted a Star Wars themed bathroom, but my 3rd grader wanted a minimalist look. “Don’t go too overboard on the Star Wars mom!” (Ummm, ok, this is the one who lives and breathes Star Wars.) So away I went, pinning ideas and creating a look-book for the bathroom to incorporate the elements that I thought were cool, while keeping a minimalist look in mind. Subtle, easy to clean and not too overwhelming. So I created this idea board below.I knew that I wanted a gray palette for starters. Then to incorporate rustic, modern and minimalist elements… a.k.a. easy cleaning. These are boys! 🙂 I have included below the elements that I incorporated along with my notes and website links below.
Hillsbury 36 in. Vanity in Cool Gray with Marble Vanity Top in Carrara White
I had a specific size that I needed and found this cabinet which also has a Carrara marble top affixed to it! Great bundled deal as this marble can be pricey to purchase and custom cut.
One thing that I do have to note from what I have read, is that marble stains! Since this is white marble with gray swirls, I had to change up some of the toiletries products for the boys and avoid anything with color. So no blue toothpaste, colored soaps and etc. as I know that sometimes they forget to clean after themselves. So I opted for color-free, white or clear products. Probably better for all of us in the long run!
allen + roth Hainsbrook 3-Light 7.48-in Antique Pewter Cone Vanity Light
I can’t take credit for this as my husband found this. It’s a perfect unique and vintage look.
Style Selections Natural Timber Ash Wood Look Porcelain Floor and Wall Tile
We went to several flooring stores. Some were priced 4 to 5 times as much as the ones that we found at Lowes. In addition, the reviews were really good. We have had this for about 3 months now and really have no regrets. It’s really surprisingly easy to clean and hid dirt and dust pretty well. The look of the flooring is really cool since it looks like it would be uneven, but that is just the design print of the floor. It’s matte and doesn’t create issues with wet feet. LOVE!
American Standard Studio 1.1 White WaterSense Dual-Flush Round Chair Height 2-Piece Toilet
I knew that I wanted two qualities in a toilet: POWER flusher and super easy to clean, especially with boys! I spent a lot of time on the research and found this modern toilet.
1] I love the fact that it has two flush options: one for liquids and one for solids. The levers are also on the top button. This is that toilet that you see where they are able to power flush at least a dozen golf balls. Nice.
2] The toilet seat is easily detachable for easier cleaning.
3] The toilet seat has a soft close feature which means no more slammed toilet seat noise.
4] The toilet sides are easy to clean! Did you notice that there are no visible hard-to-clean trapway grooves on the side? Just smooth sides to clean. Genius.
5] The toilet has a “EverClean” surface technology which make the inside stain resistant.
Pfister Ashfield Brushed Nickel 1-Handle Handle(S) Included WaterSense Tub and Shower with Rain Showerhead
The shower head went well with the sink and wanted something that complimented the lighting fixture. I also loved the fact that this was a rainfall type of a shower head.
Ashfield 8 in. Widespread 2-Handle Bathroom Faucet in Brushed Nickel
I loved the look of how this looked rustic, but had a calming waterfall-like effect. I thought that the boys would get a kick out of it.
MOEN Banbury Pivoting Double Post Toilet Paper Holder in Spot Resist Brushed Nickel
MOEN Banbury Double Robe Hook in Spot Resist Brushed Nickel
MOEN Banbury Towel Ring in Spot Resist Brushed Nickel
These paired nicely with the overall look. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the fact that the toilet paper holder does not have a spring hook. I hate those things!! Instead, you push up, insert new roll, push down, done. I think that all rolls should be designed like these!
Star Wars Death Star, Tie Fighters, and Imperial Crest in Gray
I found this super awesome shower curtain at Society6.com. What I love about this design is that it’s subtle! You have to look twice to realize that there are imperial crest symbols patterned through the entire design. As a bonus, it matched my color palette. Yes, it was a little pricey, but the site pays an actual artist. Pretty cool.
Suave Star Wars Collection
I found these at Target and they come in a variety of fragrances. Perfect addition and nice on the wallet, too.
May the force be with you!
Posted on 5/4/17.