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A French-Inspired Garden and Home by Judith Stringham

Bathroom | New French Hardwood Flooring

Thursday, November 10, 2022

New French Oak Light House hardwood flooring in the bedroom and adjoining bathroom made a beautiful change to how the bathroom looks. I am already starting to decorate the bathroom for Christmas, but realized there should be a post showing the bathroom with its new solid oak French floor before sharing the holiday decorations. 

New French hardwood floor in my bathroom flows seamlessly into the adjoining bedroom without a door threshold
The new flooring flows seamlessly between the bathroom and the bedroom with no raised door thresholds. Nothing on which to stumble in the middle of the night trips to the bathroom. 


New French Hardwood Flooring

New French hardwood flooring was pre-finished which made installation super quick
The light oak hardwood floor blends very well with the existing whitewashed solid pine doors and white painted bead board wall under the window. The flooring was prefinished which made the installation super quick. Both the bathroom and bedroom were finished in one day. 

The bathroom new French hardwood floor is level with the adjoining blue tiles.
The oak flooring is solid 3/4" boards which are at the same level as the existing dark blue tiles in the double vanity sink and tub area. Once again no threshold to transition from the tile to the wood. The prefinished boards have 7-8 layers of sealer which makes them easy to clean and less likely of water damage from damp mopping or a quickly cleaned water splash from a sink or shower. Since the boards are solid 3/4"oak, they can be sanded and refinished as needed in the future. 

Small touches of 

French style decorate the bathroom. 

Bathroom decor includes French hand towels, some new and some vintage
A collection of blue and white towels, some vintage and some new, hang on the linen closet door. All are from France. 

A cement bundle of flowers is reminiscent of bundles of lavender in France
The hand towel embroidered with a bundle of French lavender was purchased years ago from a small shop in Sarlat, France. A cement bundle of flowers on the windowsill is reminiscent of the lavender bundle on the towel. 

A simple heart-shaped grapevine wreath hangs on a closet door
A simple heart-shaped grapevine wreath hangs from a wrought iron hook on a closet door. 

A small French carved heart came from a beautiful village perched high above lavender fields
Several years ago, my sister, a work colleague friend, and I traveled together to France to visit lavender fields in bloom in Provence. We toured the lavender fields, walked among the rows of plants, and even got to meet one of the owners of a commercial lavender farm. Afterwards we lunched in the nearby small town of Roussillon perched high above the lavender fields below. The small carved heart inside the grapevine wreath is one of several hearts I bought in a tiny boutique along a steep narrow road in Roussillon, known as one of the Most Beautiful Villages in France. 

Changes are coming to the bathroom for the upcoming holiday season
Now, touches of Christmas are beginning to appear in the bathroom. Small boxwood wreaths and a glass star ornament hang from a rustic paneled double sconce. 

Check back in a few days for a look at how I switched a few things around in the bathroom and added beautiful touches of deep red Noël decor. The bathroom is the first room in the house to have Christmas added this year. I started early so I can take photos of some of the beautiful things offered in this year's Twelfth Annual French Country Christmas Event coming to my garden shed in December. 


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