A BATHROOM AND HOW TO USE IT...

“If the only prayer you said was thank you, that would be enough.” 
― Meister Eckhart

Photo: Filippa Tredal

Photo: Filippa Tredal

I start each day by gazing at myself in the bathroom mirror asking myself what I look forward to this day. Some days can offer exciting happenings, other days it could simply be the prospect of cup of coffee. Likewise, I end each day by thinking about small and not so small matters, for which I am grateful.

To start each day in a good way is just as important for the rest of the daily chores, as it is for your sleep to end the day in gratitude. Being aware gives me quality of life. My little exercises of everyday happiness, was also a kind of personal backdrop for how we decided to furnish our bathroom. A desire for a stripped-down and humble expression, and with nature as inspiration.

Photo: Filippa Tredal

Photo: Filippa Tredal

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Our bathroom is connected to our bedroom (which you can read more about here). It is small and oblong and require thoughtful solutions not to seem cluttered. Gray lime paint on the walls, rustic concrete tiles on the floor and in the shower in the same color shade relates well, while the coarse texture of the tiles is a nice contrast to the smooth walls. Wall-mounted toilet in gray blends nicely in without taking too much attention. The black burned sliding door separating the bathroom from the bedroom adds roughness and balances perfectly against the black fittings in the shower and the sink.

The bathroom sink is a carved stone. It is the jewel of the room.  The vintage mirror over the sink ads a kind of humbleness that I love. For us, this is a good place to start and end each day, (and I've added it to the list of things to which I am thankful) ....

The bathroom was featured in Bonytt No. 11.2016.

Thanks to Filippa Tredal for amazing photography and Tone Kroken for styling.