Modern and edgy, black in your bathroom need not mean a dark space or an overall industrial look. Instead, keep your scheme mainly white and add in thin black lines and/or black fixtures and fittings. The black draws the eye and makes your fixtures the statement, rather than the colour/decor of the walls. Keep styling to a minimum - cosmetic products should be in matching black bottles and stick to monochrome for towels and other finishing touches.
Circles are everywhere in interiors. This is most obvious through the surge in popularity of round-shaped mirrors. Flick through the interior mags or browse Instagram and you'll find circular mirrors over fireplaces, as large statement mirrors in hallways, as well as in bathrooms. A circular shape is very pleasing on the eye and creates a dramatic effect in an interior scheme without being overly imposing. As well, or instead of a large round mirror in a bathroom, add in circular basin, a circular bath, or a large round shower head with accompanying circular mixer.
Wallpaper in the bathroom can be a cheap way to make your bathroom dramatically individual. The smaller the bathroom the bolder you can be with wallpaper design, so it makes it a perfect choice for a small toilet where there is no steam from the bath or shower. However, if you have a larger bathroom which is well ventilated, then you can still wallpaper it. I would advise using a decorators varnish over the top of the paper to protect it from any splashes of water. A good idea is to have tongue & groove or a half-tiled wall around a shower, sink or bath as this means you can still have wallpaper without the concern of water splashes.
Bathrooms adorned in wallpaper are not shy bathrooms, therefore I think it is important to not dum-down the design by sticking to generic fixtures and fittings. Instead, emphasize your walls by picking out key colours from the paper and matching it to your fixtures. A wallpaper with a copper shimmer works perfectly with Kohler's Components Ombre tap in a rose gold to titanium colourway:
* This post is a paid collaboration with Kohler, yet in no way have Kohler influenced this post. All mood boards and products selected have been created and chosen by me. All thoughts, opinions and design advice in this post are my own. Thank you to Kohler for collaborating with me on this post!
IMAGE CREDITS: Mood boards: by Melanie Lissack Interiors featuring cut outs of images owned by Kohler. Black Lines (clockwise from left): No Glitter No Glory, Living Tomorrow NL, Nichba Design, Deuce Cities Henhouse featuring the Kohler Brockway Sink, Nichba Design, Gold & Marble (clockwise from top left): Studio McGee featuring Kohler Purist Taps, Rikki Snyder for Elle Decor featuring Kohler purist Taps, Kohler, Image taken from the book 'The Art Of Interior Design' by Kelly Hoppen, The Karbon tap by Kohler, Caballero. Pink (clockwise from top left): Kohler, Saile toilet by Kohler, Rebecca Judd, 2LG Studio, Photography by Dean Bradley & design by Dan Gayfer. Circles (clockwise from left): Sarah Sherman Samuel featuring Kohler wall-mounted Purist taps, Bliss At Home featuring Kohler Purist taps and Conical Bell Sink, Kohler, Veil Lighted Suite by Kohler by Melanie Lissack Interiors. Wallpaper (clockwise from left): Images 1 & 2 not found - please contact me if you are the owner, Stephanie Gamble Interiors, Kohler. Patterned Tiles (clockwise from top left): Capree Kimball, Kohler Purist Shower Head & Mixer, Emily Henderson, Harper Home Company.