When we were starting to figure out what we wanted our bathroom to look like, we had a bit of help from some friends. Everybody who commented agreed that we MUST do white subway tiles in the shower. Most of the images that we looked at had bathtubs and pedestal sinks. We wanted to eliminate the bathtub due to the size constraint (to replace the tub, we would have to get one that was "mobile home" sized, doesn't that just scream luxury!). This was the first image that got my attention. Obviously, it has a bathtub and pedestal sink, but style-wise, it's definitely moving in the right direction.
I kept looking around on the web for inspiration pictures and finally stumbled upon this.
Our latest debate, a small detail that we haven't yet decided is the metal color/type. The vanity comes with satin nickel hardware, so we're leaning that direction. We had discussed defaulting to chrome because it works with everything and we could re-use the towel bars from before, but that would require replacing the brand-new hardware that comes with the cabinet and we aren't sure if we will be able to find an additional matching towel bar for the other sink. The vanity is white and the vanity top is "absolute black" granite. We like oil-rubbed bronze, but think that it might disappear against the black surfaces, and it costs more. What do you think? What's the best metal for a really old space made new again?