Outfit Your Bathroom With Black Hardware to Give It a Cool Sophistication

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It's tough to pin down exactly what we love most about this design captured by Becki Owens, but we're thinking it must be her creative use of black hardware. While the main features of this bathroom are awash in white — like the floor-to-ceiling tiled walls and the smooth stand-alone tub — the inky shade is a defining detail that brings a sophisticated accent to an otherwise airy space. Guide your eyes to the vanity at the far end of the bathroom, for instance. A wooden facade and accompanying wicker baskets would ordinarily seem rustic, but when finished with knobs, dual mirrors, and scones that all share a raven shade, the full takeaway is undeniably upscale. How can you copy this look without the same square footage? Well, start from the bottom up. A striped runner in the moody hue can be the anchoring item in your at-home spa, which can then be paired with a string of complementary accessories.

Try your hand at a simultaneously warm and cool aesthetic with this patterned rug.

Couristan Grand Cayman Rug ( $36 )

Kelly is a full-time freelance writer, aspiring aerialist, and passionate interior design enthusiast. She's a regular contributor to design-centric publications like Apartment Therapy, The Spruce, and TexasLiving Magazine.

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