Décor reminiscent of mountainside chalets
Renovating a heritage home can be challenging! Not only do you have to balance old and new styles, but you also have to navigate municipal laws. After all, many regions have strict rules in place to preserve historical properties. The Fortin family in Laval didn’t want to navigate these legal requirements alone, so they hired a Verified Contractor to complete their rustic bathroom renovation project. This stunning 1800s heritage home now effortlessly combines modern and rustic styles. The results are simply gorgeous!
The natural elegance of stone
Beside the Fortin’s main bedroom sits a bathroom that could easily grace the pages of The Cottage Journal. When you walk in, the original stone wall catches your eye. It’s charming, elegant, sophisticated… everything you’d want a slice of history to be!
Of course, when you have such a beautiful base to work with, the best thing you can do is elevate it even further. Enter white wainscoting, a unique bathroom material that adds smooth lines and texture. Not only does it contrast the rough stone, but it also helps natural light bounce around the room. Then there’s the white clawfoot tub and matching vanity. Together, these stunning fixtures create that warm and cozy old-timey vibe without feeling outdated.
Arguably the most important element of this rustic bathroom renovation is the slate tiles. With so many white elements like the fixtures and wainscoting, the room needed something dark to ground the design. Here, the dark variegated tiles make the floor look solid and heavy, shifting the focus to key details like the clawfoot tub.
The homeowners wanted to preserve the visual flow created by the tiles, so they opted for a floating make-up table instead of a model with legs. This choice is also practical. It provides ample storage for their grooming needs as well as lots of legroom should the user want to sit while getting ready for the day.
All white, but textured!
White dominates the Fortins’ rustic bathroom décor. It not only balances the darker elements but also makes the room more visually appealing. Some items even play with both sides of the colour spectrum! For example, the beautiful white subway tiles were paired with dark grout for a more striking look.
Matte silver hardware blends into the background, keeping the focus squarely on the real stars of the show. All in all, this fabulous rustic bathroom renovation shows us what you can achieve when you combine old and new decorating styles!