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,
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.