Welcome to my washroom. Or rather, bathroom. Excuse me - restroom. Or is it water closet? Supposedly, a washroom or restroom is found in public places, while a bathroom refers to the residential kind...Generally speaking.
Then again, it all depends on where you grew up, until you relocate to another country, and that's when things can get a little confusing. Or very amusing. Or not.
When we were designing our home, bathrooms were gaining ground and slowly stealing the spotlight from another starlet of watery scenes - the kitchen! It seemed that people wanted a more specialized room, where they could escape from the hustle and bustle of their day to relax and unwind in a space that provided a little luxury,
some peace and quiet and a whole lot of atmosphere. For some, this translates into 'spa', while for others it simply means 'spartan'. It's a very personal feeling and attitude.
Actually, I'm somewhere in the middle. I wanted a space that was calming, thus, the earthy tones in tiles and granite and soft white furnishings. But I also wanted to feel revitalized and that's where the pastels and bright wildflowers come in, playfully accessorizing the neutral foundation. Two different philosophies, one understanding.
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My washroom is separated into two rooms. The 'powder room', which contains a double sink and washing machine and the 'bathroom', where the bathtub and toilet can be found.
Each space has its own window and this allows sunlight to pour in practically all day, creating a soothing little sanctuary for the stressed and the weary, a place where rest has the power to rejuvenate and refresh!
In the end, isn't that what this room is all about? And so, perhaps it is most fitting to say that a washroom boasts a bathroom, in which there is room to rest. There! No more wishy-washy wording and everybody wins!
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