Friday, October 4, 2013
Recent work: Dramatic before and after
HERE). Old houses are great, I think we can all agree there, but old bathrooms are NOT so great - just look at it above!
Artisan Lamp for the bedroom, on a dimmer switch for ambiance of course! You can see through the former closet door into the newly enlarged master bathroom.
Waterworks studio line ( a wonderful lower priced line which still has the great quality and heft of other Waterworks fixtures). The tile also came from Waterworks. I used a large format dark stone-like porcelain tile for the floor and the coordinating 2x2 tile for the shower floor. The shower walls were lined with a miniature subway tile and a long niche was created for soaps and shampoo. I love the industrial exposed surface-mounted shower fixtures from Waterworks! In-floor radiant heating was installed which can be controlled with the thermostat by the door for warm feet in the cold winter.
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Restoration Hardware Gramercy vanity was used for the window sill, shower curb & surround, as well as to line the shower niche. I know you're wondering why I selected an open vanity as opposed to one with storage but I was worried the bathroom would feel tight when it lost that visual space below the sinks. Large medicine cabinets provide tons of storage. The freestanding bathtub from Victoria & Albert was clean lined while still having the appearance of an old Victorian soaker tub (seen best in my drawing earlier in this post). I'm very pleased with the entire renovation and more importantly so was my friend! What do you think?
Special thanks to my fantastic photographer friend Bill Bramble who provided the before and after pictures!