Project Description

How do you manage to pull off a hall bathroom remodel that feels fun enough for the kids who will be the primary users, but not so kid-centric that your guests will feel like they’ve somehow entered an alternative Chuck E. Cheese universe? And how do you future-proof a bathroom remodel occurring near the end of the gray-everywhere trend arc when gray tile seems like the only thing on the market?

The way we’ve addressed these concerns in this particular bathroom remodel is by using playful shapes in decorative accent tile and combining that with an ambiguously gray field tile on the walls that leans both gray and beige, depending on what you put around it. The new greige. Grounding the floor with a darker charcoal tile gives us some good visual contrast, and rounds out our color palette.

Gray tub and shower surround in Austin TX featuring large white and gray marble penny round accent tile, light gray field tile, and dark charcoal gray floor with black plumbing fixtures and natural twig and brass accessories in modern bathroom remodel.

The large penny round tiles that look like white and gray marble are actually made of recycled glass. Circles in general feel somewhat playful, but the oversized nature of these round tiles amps up the fun.

Gray tub and shower surround in Austin TX featuring large white and gray marble penny round accent tile, light gray field tile, and dark charcoal gray floor in modern bathroom remodel.

Gray tub and shower surround in Austin TX featuring large white and gray marble penny round accent tile, light gray field tile, and dark charcoal gray floor with black plumbing fixtures in modern bathroom remodel.

Matte black plumbing fixtures in simple shapes and contours really modernize this bathroom.

Gray tub and shower surround in Austin TX featuring large white and gray marble penny round accent tile, light gray field tile, and dark charcoal gray floor with black plumbing fixtures in modern bathroom remodel.

Opposite the bathtub and shower, a white lacquer floating double vanity makes it easy for kiddos Olive and Atlas to share this bathroom.

Floating white lacquer double vanity in modern gray bathroom remodel in Austin featuring large white penny accent tile, quartz countertops, and black plumbing fixtures.

White wood frames the mirror over the vanity.

Floating white lacquer double vanity in modern gray bathroom remodel in Austin featuring large white penny accent tile, quartz countertops, and black plumbing fixtures.

White quartz countertops paired with white rectangular undermount sinks keeps things light and fresh.

Floating white lacquer double vanity in modern gray bathroom remodel in Austin featuring large white penny accent tile, quartz countertops, and black plumbing fixtures.

A bit of brass on the mid-century-inspired vanity light glams up the otherwise matte black fixture.

Floating white lacquer double vanity in modern gray bathroom remodel in Austin featuring large white penny accent tile, quartz countertops, and black plumbing fixtures.

Floating white lacquer double vanity in modern gray bathroom remodel in Austin featuring large white penny accent tile, quartz countertops, and black plumbing fixtures.

Cannot get enough of the tile backsplash that wraps around the walls and behind the double vanity!

Floating white lacquer double vanity in modern gray bathroom remodel in Austin featuring large white penny accent tile, quartz countertops, and black plumbing fixtures.

Single handle bathroom sink faucets in matte black simplify things for little hands.

Floating white lacquer double vanity in modern gray bathroom remodel in Austin featuring large white penny accent tile, quartz countertops, and black plumbing fixtures.

Those big dots make you smile, no? Hard to believe they’re not real Carrara marble!

Large white and gray marble penny round accent tile border and gray wall tile in modern bathroom remodel in Austin, Tx.

The charcoal floor tiles feature a woven fabric-like look and texture that play up a mid-century modern aesthetic.

Fabric textured gray floor tile closeup photo in Austin modern bathroom remodel.

Fabric textured gray floor tile closeup photo in Austin modern bathroom remodel.

Fabric textured gray floor tile closeup photo in Austin modern bathroom remodel.

Adorning the walls are both brass starbursts…

Brass mid-century modern starburst wall art in bathroom remodel featuring large white penny round accent tile in Austin, Tx.

…and fun twig balls that bring a natural element into the bathroom.

Twig balls used as accessories bring a natural element to this modern bathroom remodel in Austin, Texas.

Towels are a great way to update as trends change. Right now, blush is the thing. Tomorrow, who knows?

Blush peach bath towel in modern gray bathroom remodel featuring large white and gray penny round accent tile.

The peachy towels make the wall tile skew toward the beige side of greige.

Blush peach bath towel in modern gray bathroom remodel featuring large white and gray penny round accent tile.