Classic White & Black Bathroom

One of my all-time most saved projects on Houzz is this black and white bathroom.

I love simple and elegant. The high contrast of black and white is always very appealing to the eye. And while there's a lot of linear going on in the tile, I softened it with some slight curves in the black fixtures and mirror....

Read on to learn more about the project as I answer reader’s questions on the design process and selections.


Backstory - This attic bathroom was left as a “someday project” for years. When my client was finally ready to start the makeover, he gave me full reign to unleash my creativity. He wasn't particular about the design direction; he just wanted a beautiful bathroom. I was honored he put all his trust in me and so I was determined to create a unique, timeless space he would love!

I used an undulating white 3”x12” subway tile by Settecento called the New Yorker in bright white. I love this style of tile because it creates texture, movement, interest and dimension. I also used matte black 7” x 8" Equipe Hexatile on the main floor and a smaller scale 2” x 2” version in the shower. I used the same grout color, platinum, for the walls and the floor to tie it all in together. Black Schluter trim frames the niche and creates an interesting focal point. The shower curb is a leathered quartz piece. The shower fixture and all accessories are from Brizo. The sink faucet is Moen.




The client already had a pedestal sink, but not to worry, there is plenty of storage in the entry with a large linen closet.



The biggest challenge was getting all the construction materials up narrow attic stairs! Ultimately everything was installed perfectly, and the outcome was an exquisite transformation with a client that loves his new bathroom. I’m so glad you love it too!


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