So of all the beautiful, vibrant colors of Venice, I chose a photo that is practically black and white. Yep. I think I was scared of a crazy-clown color scheme. And Venice by night is a totally different beast than Venice-by-day. Most of the tourists have gone, the streets are quieter, the alleyways more mysterious. Plus I love gray and yellow. I have ever since Sarah did that farmhouse bath.
But lately, gray-and-yellow have been everywhere. Weddings, nurseries, prints, sheets, fabrics, outfits, dinnerware, and don't even get me started on the chevrons. It can so easily skew...Pinterest-twee.
So how to capture the dark, secret, aged elegant feel of Venice-by-night in a budget-friendly grown-up bathroom kind of way? First, paint the walls gray.
However, this is not a cheap vanity - just fewer bucks than PB. It imagine it will be serviceable. Plus the carved detail is a little Venetian. I don't hate the mirror, but it looks a little top-heavy. I don't want to worry about a concussion while I'm brushing my teeth.
And add in some carrara mosiac tile (maybe this is a small bathroom, and you can splurge on $10/sf), some aged brass fixtures and, since I apparently have to buy something for every room from PB, some towels.
You're practically brushing your teeth in romantic, moonlit Venice!