Black and white modern bathroom via @thouswellblog(via Daun Curry)

From the first time I shared Metrie on the blog, I knew it would become one of my favorite sources to share again and again. The range of applications and opportunities that Metrie’s  coordinated Then & Now Finishing Collections presents are endless. This time around, I’m sharing some inspiration for small spaces – specifically bathrooms – and how these rooms always need a dose of good architecture, even if you love the modern look. The effect of crown molding in a plain room, especially when replacing builder-grade architectural details, is incredible. Just check out this room transformation with Metrie’s Fashion Forward Collection (my personal favorite), below:

While bathrooms are typically much smaller spaces, the addition of crown molding can have an even greater opportunity to elevate the space. It may be the emphasis on the top edge of the room or the slanted edge, but crown molding also has the effect of perceptually raising the ceiling height (which is always a plus). As you may have already observed from the home tours I share on TS, I love the mix of traditional and contemporary. When it comes to my favorite European apartments, there is always the foundation of stunning architecture and detailed trimwork that provides the perfect base for sleek modern furnishings. I think this formula applies perfectly to the bathroom with a bathtub, or any room who’s architecture is lacking. Trust me, your modern decor will look all the better with the right context! Continue reading below to find some of my favorite contemporary bathrooms rocking crown molding.

P.S. Not sure of your molding style? Take Metrie’s style quiz to find out which of their five Collections is right for you!

Modern eclectic bathroom in an Atlanta home via @thouswellblog(via Thou Swell – Strikingly Modern in Atlanta)
Light modern bathroom with subway tiles via @thouswellblog(via Domino, photography by Brittany Ambridge)
Black, white, and gold glamorous bathroom via @thouswellblog(via House Beautiful, photography by Nathan Kirkman)
Clean white tile bathroom in eclectic home via @thouswellblog(via Thou Swell – Open Air Eclecticism in Spain)
Gray bathroom with wall paneling and crown molding via @thouswellblog(via My Domaine, photography by Shoot Factory)
Black and white modern bathroom with patterned floor via @thouswellblog(via Steven Harris Architects)
Bathroom inspired by Tiffany blue by Lisa Mende Design via @thouswellblog

I had to include this striking bathroom designed by Lisa Mende with Metrie molding, inspired by Breakfast at Tiffany’s Holly Golightly – find out more about the design here!

How would you finish your bathroom if you could use any of Metrie’s Collections of moulding and interior doors?

Kevin O'Gara signature on Thou Swell

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