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Have you ever come upon a photo or painting that you just can’t take your eyes off of? It grabs you and makes you want to look closer. Maybe you feel at home in the painting, or are comforted by the colors? Or maybe it just shows a favorite place or person. Whatever the reason, you just know that you love it. Why not use it as inspiration when designing a room?
To show you how easy it is to design a room using a photo or painting, I’m going to use this Weeping Willow painting by Claude Monet. I’m no art expert, but I know that I enjoy this painting; I love the colors and lines. I would feel relaxed in this setting and I think it would be a perfect starting point for a bedroom or bathroom.
Designing a bathroom using a painting for inspiration
Step One: Color
The first thing I would do is take my bathroom color palette from the painting. I did this using a PicMonkey collage and the eyedropper tool (get step-by-step directions here). Here is the result:
Now, as I look for items for my bathroom design, I am going to keep these colors in mind.
Step Two: Choose the ‘bones’ of the bathroom
The bones of a bathroom would be the vanity, mirror, lighting, toilet, and shower/bath. This would also include the finishes like wood, paints, and metals used in the room. The shower shown below is an example from the Kohler Choreograph Collection. This is a system that allows you to choose every detail of your shower and bath: the walls, accents, finishes, textures, and colors. Everything is simple and fast to install, plus it is all easy to clean. Some of the accessories even detach and are dishwasher-safe!
Keeping my color palette in mind, I used the Kohler Choreograph Planner to create the look you see here. It is an interactive tool that lets you choose every last detail and then you can get a full list of the items used to create your look. The VeinCut walls of this shower remind me of the lines used in the Monet painting used for inspiration. The wall color and dark bronze fixture finishes also keep within the color palette of the painting.
Step Three: Choose the accessories
The accessories would be the things you can easily change in the bathroom: the towels, artwork, and other items that complete the look. I stuck with one store to choose my accessories just to keep it simple. Here is the final mood board for my Weeping Willow inspired bathroom:
I think it really captures the feeling I get when looking at this painting. The Kohler Choreograph shower really makes the whole design work, doesn’t it?
See more Kohler Choreograph shower spaces and get inspiration for your bathroom!