Forever and a day I dreamed of doing a black and white bathroom with subway tile. When we got this house it had the original claw foot tub and pedestal sink in white porcelain, which were both in good shape. I did sand and paint the bottom side of the tub in a Rustoleum brush on flat black and used Rustoleum spray paint in chrome for the claws feet. Starting with these two pieces, this bathroom seemed like the perfect venue for my plan of a classic black and white bathroom. Since we wrapped the white subway on two walls it was obvious the floor needed to be black. We chose the oversized black hexagon tiles with light grey grout to make the honeycomb pattern pop.

The French corner shower, that everyone loves, is from DreamLine and you can find it at Wayfair. Besides offering all the “Oh My” style I was looking for it was a practical option so we didn’t have to do the impractical shower over the claw foot tub. The walls and trim are Sherwin Williams Pure White #SW7005. We left the original warm wood door and added a raw wood shelf on the same wall.

The wrought iron accents were carried throughout the room. A trick of mine with old hinges and hardware that can’t be cleaned up is to spray paint them black. This makes them look updated with a nod to the past, when hinges and finding were in black iron. The coved ceiling was painted Sherwin Williams Rhinestone #SW7656, which is the color of Gray whispering, it is seriously that subtle. I added a vintage 1920’s round mirror centered over the sink with crane neck scones in black on either side. The old window shutters just needed a fresh coat of white paint and a new set of hinges to bring them back to life. To complete the room I added towels, accessories and baskets to the shelf and the cutest wooden box for a medicine cabinet on the wall next to the window.