Before and After | Bathroom Remodel
What happens when your client has a teen with killer style? You get a great design partner.
For this bathroom renovation, we partnered with a very stylist gal to create the perfect aviary sanctuary.
Taking a bathroom that was originally dark and dated to a light-filled retreat had some challenges and constraints:
We had to keep the existing tub and granite surround – something the client would have preferred to replace, but it was too costly (she referred to it as leopard granite)! This of course dictated our color scheme and limited our options. So, our journey begun with finding wallpaper that could bring in some fresh colors while working with the granite.
Not replacing the tub meant that we also had to keep the bathroom footprint intact. This led to keeping all of the existing tile on the walls as well. To cut down the amount of tile that could be seen, we covered one entire wall over the bathroom sink with mirror custom cut to fit. This allowed us to reflect more of the wallpaper and show less of that wall tile!
Other things that we did to freshen up the space include painting all of the trim a bright, fresh white and painting the cabinet bases Sherwin Williams St. Bart’s Blue (SW 7614).
Lucky for us, this homeowner – and her daughter – are fearless, and trust us implicitly. When we proposed the vibrant blue paint color for the cabinetry, guess what that stylish teen asked? “Can we paint the door blue too?!” So, of course we said yes!
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That amazing oh-so-perfect wallpaper from Galbraith and Paul was just the right compliment to the “leopard” granite to brighten and freshen the space. And it gets better: Galbraith and Paul has the capability to custom color their products, so when we were selecting wallpaper for the adjacent make-up area, we were able to get the coloring just right.
Additional touches included adding lucite cabinet hardware to give everything a little extra sparkle and replacing the countertops and faucets. We selected a plumbing line that would work well with the existing shower and tub plumbing fixtures so those were able to remain intact.
My favorite find for this renovation were the cute bird sconces from Anthropologie Home.
XO, Christi B