Do you have a challenging space or need some design guidance? Design Direction is a chance for you to submit photos or videos of your design challenge(s) and a Vastu interior designer will provide you with some help. Every Wednesday we will feature one reader’s submission.
“I have the old ugly olive green bath tub, toilet and sink. The counter top has a green and white swirl look, the floor has 3 different kinds of green mixed in it. There is a beige and olive green tile border around the shower and bath tub. In my opinion there are too many greens, they don’t match – the whole things looks straight out of the 70s. I will get it all redone one day, but for now do you have any suggestions? We don’t have much money to put towards the project right now, but I’m wondering if we should paint or maybe wallpaper? Thanks!”
Thank you so much for your Design Direction submission. Having grown up in the 1970s, I can imagine your bathroom very well! I would keep things really simple until you are ready to renovate. I would paint the walls an eggshell finish off-white that has a tiny touch of green in it like Sherwin Williams ‘Pearly White’. You could also paint the vanity (if there is one) the same color in a gloss finish. Another low budget solution to make the bathroom enjoyable until you renovate is to have the tub reglazed. There are lots of companies that will do this, and I would recommend doing it in white. Finally, depending on how your sink works (is it part of the counter or undermounted to the counter surface?), you could find a remnant piece of granite or marble at Home Depot or Marmara in Washington, DC and have the counter replaced with something light in color for a minimal amount of money. I would pair this all with white towels and simple bathroom accessories. The avocado greens matched with lots of white could result in a more 2010 spa look instead of Greg’s bathroom from The Brady Bunch. Good luck!