The Farmhouse Bath

Matt and Melissa Alexander of HollerDesign in Lascassas, Tennessee recently renovated this fabulous farmhouse bathroom. As Melissa explains, "We created a bathroom that has modern conveniences, yet is still heavily inspired by the existing farmhouse architecture. We struck a balance with a European wall mounted toilet and a sleek, handmade vanity juxtaposed against a reclaimed cast iron tub and classic, white subway tile."  

It's hard not to love the look of this nostalgic tile. Melissa offers some good advice, "You can spend a lot of money on subway tile from luxury tile shops, but you don't have to. We picked these up right from our local Home Depot." Melissa warns, "Be careful as the accent tile and cove base pieces are quite a bit pricier than the field tile." The toilet is from Duravit and can be a great option for those fighting for space or wishing to conserve water with its dual flush feature. 

Matt and Melissa strived to balance modern with traditional and I think their thoughtfulness to materials and detail is readily apparent. I love the salvaged window that brings a ton of light to the space and radiates character. This beautiful, modern cabinetry was custom made by HollerDesign (along with the toilet seat to match) and created from Ash wood, sourced locally.  

I've always liked the look of plain, stainless steel shower dispensers. Matt and Melissa found theirs at a great price through CB2. The pretty, dried craspedia play off the shapes found in the rug, also found at CB2. 

I love the simple, industrial look of this Pasco faucet which as Melissa explains, "you might find in a chemistry lab." When it comes to faucets, however, they don't skimp on quality as replacing parts on cheaper models are never worth it in the end. The wall mounted design of this Pasco faucet is attractive and functional. Melissa adds, "It allows the vanity to be much narrower than typical, which saves a few much needed inches and is easy to wipe clean!" 

The perfect farmhouse touch are these wonderful, vintage saws added as wall art. Melissa explains, "We salvaged these from a barn on the farm and sprayed them with chalkboard paint. We wanted to capture the rich shape of the saw blade teeth and the solid black paint helps abstract the form into a pure silhouette." To see more of Matt and Melissa's inspiring creations, click here. I look forward to sharing more from HollerDesign in the near future. Stay tuned...


Photos: HollerDesign   Content: Sweet Peach 

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Reader Comments (9)

I love how they used a dark grout instead of white with the wall tiles - such a simple but important detail in pulling the whole vintage look together. And people are so afraid of using hardwood in a bathroom, but it is one of my favorite looks. Kudos to Matt and Melissa!

September 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLaura B.

I have the same comment. The dark grout makes all the difference, especially with all of that lovely wood. Beautiful!

September 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterStyler

I love the color combinations, it's so striking!

September 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterErica

I like that wall mounted toilet, saves space and is less maintenance.

September 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAlex

I love this! I have not had internet for the past two weeks so I have not been able to keep up with the blog. Love this bathroom - wish it was mine!

September 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterChelsea Renee

I LOVE this bathroom. I'm wondering if anyone can tell me the dimensions of this particular room. We have a bathroom that is set up almost exactly like this and I am trying to figure out if we could do something similar in our bathroom. Thanks... beautiful work.

November 15, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKeriann

The room is 5'x8. Please let me know if you have any other questions.

November 16, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterHoller

Thank you! That is the exact size of the bathroom we are remodeling! Can you also tell me the dimensions of the countertop with the sink? The post says it was custom made. It is absolutely beautiful. I love the wall mounted faucet. What a space saver!

November 16, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKeriann
Nice! Where did you get the cool wooden toilet seat cover? or is that custom?
December 27, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterDavid

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