How do I accessorize this red bathroom?
lasmar1
June 20, 2013 in Design Dilemma
I have no idea what color towels and/or other accessories to use in this red bathroom? Problem also is everything is brass...and too many mirrors....
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lasmar1
I want to replace the rugs but don't know to what...
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Margo
You could give it a true patriotic flavor and add Navy blue accessories!
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kellyography
I think navy and crisp white is totally a classic way to do a red bathroom. You could get sparkly glass knobs and brushed nickel towel rods/fixtures, or go with a darker, oil rubbed bronze finish for everything. I think you could use some pattern to break up all the solid surfaces. Do you have a shower curtain, or glass shower doors?
Bubbled Glass Knob, Clear
Montauk Compass Rose Hand Towel, Navy/White
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Carolyn Albert-Kincl, ASID
White and black, both of which work beautifully with red! I would use the white against the walls and black on the floor where white would make the tile look dirty.
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curlycook
Are you opposed to painting it a color you love? I had a red bathroom for nearly ten years. The realtor told me to paint it before the sign went into the yard! I poured all the leftover neutral paints together to paint over primer. I could NOT believe how much larger and brighter the room felt.
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Carolyn Albert-Kincl, ASID
But, curly, didn't you love having a red bathroom for a large part of that time?
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kadodi
White towels are more spa-like
0 Likes   June 20, 2013 at 6:08PM
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KShoa
Dark charcoal and off white to tone it down.

Black or Navy with stark white to jazz it up.
https://www.etsy.com/shop/katshoa
0 Likes   June 20, 2013 at 6:10PM
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lasmar1
@genevieve and @kellyography I don't have a curtain. Along the whole left side of the bathroom, first a bifold glass door closet, then a bathtub and finally a stand up shower with glass doors. I like the idea of black and white if I can find towels with a stripey black n white pattern.
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Genevieve
Sorry ! I didn't see the door :)
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lasmar1
No don't be sorry it's so hard to tell :)
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jack1260
You could do something more casual like a striped Dash and Albert rug with reds in it and do some black incorporated in this design with picture frames and other items!
0 Likes   June 20, 2013 at 7:13PM
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calisym
Go all black and grays...the walls are bright enough that it won't make it feel closed in... it will also be modern if that's what you want!!!
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jack1260
These are some great colors to work with!!! If you want it fun and colorful!! If you use a colorful rug in there you have more choices on towels!!
1 Like   June 20, 2013 at 7:20PM
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houssaon
I love the fabrics jack1260 recommended. Add a similar print to the window.

I also love brown with red. I would get medium tone brown bath towels and rugs, like these: 2003 showcase. Put a eye-catching poster at the far end of the bath instead of the small one that is there now. Lake Home 2. A few red and dark brown accessories will complete the look.

Good luck!
0 Likes   June 20, 2013 at 7:32PM
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Genevieve
I think that when dealing with red we need glamour so lets turn the volume up a bit and go wild :))
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Sharon
Yep, I say if the red is staying, OWN it! Black & white touches will be great. Chevron pattern is awesome, but many others will work too.
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Genevieve
Let's begin by introducing something a little different, even my computer is going wild :))

Dancing with the Moon
my office
0 Likes   June 20, 2013 at 7:56PM
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Margo
Wild thing...you make my heart sing, you make everything...groovy ;))
1 Like   June 20, 2013 at 7:58PM
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jack1260
Well it depends how wild you want to get?? Thinking a zebra rug!! Here are some images to inspire!! You could stencil the walls like this image in silver...dressier than my style is but all clients like different looks!!
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Lydia Avant
Our bathroom is a similar red. (We have black and white antique tiles on the floor.) We have black and white toile shower curtain and window valance, and decorate with black/white accessories. Good luck!
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lasmar1
i like chevron and i like the idea of black and white even more! Thank you to all the suggestions so far :)
3 Likes   June 20, 2013 at 8:03PM
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Genevieve
I knew that I would get your attention :))


A different light is essential

here it is


1 Like   June 20, 2013 at 8:11PM
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Margo
But seriously, a zebra rug would look fantastic in this bathroom.
1 Like   June 20, 2013 at 8:22PM
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Melanie MacLaird
?
1 Like   June 20, 2013 at 8:25PM
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Genevieve
And a little music to wish you all a good night :)

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curlycook
I apologize for not answering the question as asked regarding how to accessorize. I think the part about "problem is brass....and too many mirrors" sent my thinking in the wrong direction! Have fun with it and enjoy your vibrant space!
0 Likes   June 21, 2013 at 6:21AM
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Lot 26 Studio, Inc.
Wow, this color really pops! Here is some additional ideas for inexpensive and removable wall decor: http://www.lot26.com/l/Apartment-Decor
0 Likes   June 21, 2013 at 6:00PM
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bumblebee728
I like Carolyn's idea of black and white mixed with Kellyography's idea of sparkly crystal and brushed nickel fixtures.
Btw, did anyone notice how perfectly the woman's red dress puddles the floor in Genevieve's music video? I thought it was so beautiful it was worth a mention!
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