Tigerlilly Quinn: Tactile Textures

Wednesday, 18 June 2014

Tactile Textures

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Maybe it's because a bathroom is one of the hardest room's to put your stamp on or maybe it's because it's a room I associate with relaxing in but I'm become increasingly obsessed with bathroom design. Perhaps more so since becoming a parent, the idea of half an hours peace in a bubble bath with a glass of something alcoholic seems as close to perfection as I can imagine. 

One of my favourite quotes ever is from Sylvia Plath's 'The Bell Jar' - 'There must be quite a few things that a hot bath won't cure but I don't know many of them'. 


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Did I mention I love roll top baths? Maybe just once or twice right? ;)

I love the idea of mixing up textures in a bathroom, a cast iron bath with exposed brick walls plus tiles and wooden flooring. So many different elements but all working so well together. I love the rustic look in the second image, combining accessories like a worn wooden ladder used as towel rack with the clean design of the bath tub. Each typically 'hard' texture is softened by smoother lines and textures. 

I always think that adding plants in the home can make any space seem cosier, the top image is quite industrial but adding natural elements such as the plants and strips of wood make it homely. What do you think?

If you are an interior designer than C.P Hart have a great trade selection with lots of inspirational products to help create your perfect bathroom. They also have several showrooms throughout the UK that are worth a visit to see their products for real!

I've even started my own 'Tactile Textures' Pinterest board if you fancy a look!

Follow Fritha Tigerlilly's board #TactileTextures on Pinterest.

in collaboration with C.P Hart

15 comments:

Roxann said...

I want a house big enough for bathrooms like these *drools*

Hollie B said...

Gorgeous bathrooms. Actually, I love my bathroom, it has a hotel appeal. But it was like that when I moved here! lol. x

Lindsay said...

I love roll top baths and you're so right about plants. I'm guilty of not keeping many, I need to find some more that are nice and easy to look after! The ladder is a fantastic idea too, off to have a look at your Pinterest board!

fritha strickland said...

me too! x

fritha strickland said...

I am too, we only really have the type that are indestructable as we are terrible and remembering to water them! x

Francene Stanley said...

The bathrooms you picture show great use of the old and new. I recently moved my plant out of the bathroom after 10 years. I thought it would like a holiday in the garden. I miss it.

Latoyah Egerton said...

I love those free standing baths! I would love one in my bathroom :(

Helen Sims The good life mum said...

oh lovely so inspirational bright clean and inviting. #ukbloggers

Life With The Crew said...

When we remodeled our bathroom, we installed an old claw foot tub that we had purchased several years before for a steal. We knew we would use it someday, so it sat in our garage until we were ready for it. We installed large square tile on the floors and white washed wood horizontally on the walls. Add an antique and a handmade mirror and it is my favorite room of the house. Too bad I don't have the time to take hot baths, but I do live for my hot shower every day!
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tidyawaytoday.co.uk said...

I'm loving all the fab bathroom inspiration I'm reading! #loveyourhome

Jen Stanbrook said...

I love textures, we forget how important they are! #loveyourhome

Stephanie said...

They are lovely bathrooms, I love the exposed brick walls. I have just done my bathroom and I am really proud of it. Although I need to find a space for a plant!

Chichi Furniture said...

I love the first bathroom and totally agree that the plant softens things a bit. Roll top baths are gorgeous. I'm a mum too and yes, 1/2 hour of me time in bubbles and drinking bubbles would be amazing! I love it when bathrooms are big enough to actually furnish and make more of a room to relax in, rather than a necessary space with built in vanity units. Adding a dresser to show off towels or a feature chair can really change the feel of a bathroom.

Alina said...

These are really pretty :) always liked the simple yet classic styles.



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Andrew Harburns said...

I like your blog,Totally interesting also extraordinary blog.Give more pictures related to cast iron bathThanks for sharing this.

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