Core Sample Buffalo Bill Cody Dam

Color schemes inspired by nature: Part 3

Inspiration comes in the strangest places. I took this picture at the Buffalo Bill Cody Dam Visitor Center in Wyoming. It's a core sample of the original concrete used in the dam. I love the colors and textures in the concrete and different stones the dam's builders used.

 Core Sample Buffalo Bill Cody Dam

Core sample, Buffalo Bill Cody Dam, Wyoming

Here's where this fascinating study in concrete and stone led me. It's a thoroughly masculine and dramatic bathroom in black, gray, taupe, and brown. I think it's appropriate as Wild Bill Cody was a man's man if ever there was one, and he wasn't opposed to showing off a bit. The floor is a natural stone mosaic, the cabinets are painted black, the countertop is granite, and the walls are a matte taupe.

Part 1 and part 2 of this blog series feature this same bathroom but with different walls, floors, cabinets, and countertops. Check 'em out. 

Brown, Taupe and Gray Bathroom Design

3D Rendering of Bathroom Design by Jackie Lopey, CID 6824

She didn't know it, but Jackie Lopey's days as an advertising executive were numbered when she bought and renovated a 1950's bungalow. She soon went back to school and started her own design studio. Jackie is an award-winning, certified interior designer and the founder of Wide Canvas.

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