Monday, June 29, 2015

1920's Renovation | Max's Bath

Today I bring you yet another space in my gorgeous 1920's restoration project.  This bath belongs to the cutest little boy!
Here is the 'before'...
Where do I begin?  We kept the base cabinet but that is about it.  We replaced the dated cultured marble with a bright new slab of honed travertine, accompanied by some shiny new polished nickel hardware and a sparkling new undermount sink.  The base cabinet was in good condition so it got a fresh new paint color in a historic deep blue.
We replaced all of the lighting.  I love the light fixture we selected by E. F. Chapman.  The base and the squared glass shades feel masculine to me.
 Vintage door hardware love.
 Here is a 'before' image of the shower...
 And it looks like this now...
We replaced everything in there!  We chose a travertine brick, a travertine mosaic floor and polished nickel hardware.   The new frameless shower enclosure really cleaned and brightened things up.
We also replaced the flooring with this gorgeous travertine basketweave floor.
 Here is the potty area 'before'...
And here is the potty area now...
 We carried the travertine brick, in a wainscot, all the way around the room.
How cute is that vintage postage stamp canvas I found for this space?!
We restored this bathroom to a classic, beautiful and bright finish out that will hopefully be around for the next hundred years. 
I'll be back soon with Max's adorable bedroom.
I hope you're getting a great start to the week :-)

Monday, June 22, 2015

1920s Renovation | The Powder Bath

This gorgeous, little powder bath within my large 1920s renovation project, is now complete.
This is what she formerly looked like. 
This powder bath had been updated sometime in the late 80s/ early 90s, and it needed a little freshening up.  We wanted to keep the extremely high quality undermount cut crystal sink and the gold plated and cut crystal fittings by Sherle Wagner, that previously occupied the space.  We also kept the cabinet base, because it was also in great condition.
Here she is now...
We changed out the granite countertops for this stunning piece of Arabescato Ceravoile marble that I found.  I added the sophisticated backsplash detail and had the fabricators match the veining pattern of the marble across the splash onto the countertop.  I love how this turned out!
We removed the skip trowel texture from the walls and hung an inky charcoal grasscloth, by Phillip Jeffries.  I love the drama that is created where the lightness of the marble meets the darkness of the walls.  The smooth texture of the marble against the natural texture of the grasscloth is a beautiful complement, as is the antique gold of the new sunburst mirror.  It creates a beautiful contrast against the deep color of the grasscloth.
The new cabinet hardware and new smoky cabinet paint.
One of my favorite features I designed for this space is the floor.  It is truly a statement piece.  It is screenprinted cararra marble and it is stunning, in my opinion!
 Here's a closer look at the cut crystal sink and cut crystal and gold plated plumbing fittings.  The sink is lit from underneath, inside the base cabinet, and has the lovliest glow when the lights in the bath are on.
I absolutely adore the gold plated and cut crystal plumbing fittings by Sherle Wagner.  They remind me of vintage atomizer perfume bottles, which I just love!
 Isn't she lovely?!
I hope you're having a great start to the week!

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

1920s Renovation | The Pool Cabana

So, I finally took some time to photograph some more spaces in my large 1920s restoration project.  If you're new around here and would like to see more of this stunning home you can view these others spaces here...the Solarium, Master Bedroom, Master Bathroom, Master Closet, Samantha's Bedroom, Samantha's Bath Sneak Peek, Playroom Bath, Dining Room, Bar.  Or just search 1920s Renovation in my search bar and it should pull up the various posts in case I missed one.
We completed the pool cabana almost 3 years ago and I've just now made time to go back and photograph it (enter embarrassment here).  However, I'm so pleased that it's fresh and cool palette looks just as current today as it did when we specified it over 4 years ago! 
So let's start with the 'befores'.  This space was formerly a shed...literally a shed.  It was completely unfinished.  Fortunately, it was housed within a permanent stone structure and so the potential was incredible. 
This is what this space looked like 'before'.
I wasn't exaggerating about it being a shed.
And now it looks like this...
These doors are exactly where those shelves were.  How's that for a dramatic transformation?!
We were able to raise the ceiling to it's dramatic height for this lounge space due to unused space overhead between the existing ceiling and where the actual roof was.  We added those beautiful doors to have direct access to a gorgeous outdoor living and dining area and, of course, the pool.
We added shiplap walls and traditional beadboard overhead, crowned with that stunning lantern by Urban Electric Co. that was custom painted in a Benjamin Moore paint to match the cabinetry.
At the back of this lounge space we built cubbies to house towels and guest clothing and belongings if needed. 

Urban Electric Co. goodness overhead.
We added a kitchenette equipped with sink and beverage refrigerator.  The curtained area is storage for serving pieces.
One of the windows was already there, so we replaced it with a new window and added another in the same style.  These windows are small, so I installed the drapery treatment where the end of the treatment hangs just above where the window starts to give the illusion of larger windows that are more proportionate to the scale of the space.
The shiplap walls and beadboard ceilings were carried into the kitchenette space as well.  We added  decorative schoolhouse pendants by Thomas O'Brien, which would be characteristic of the era of the home. 
The countertops are a durable ceasarstone and we carried the tile backsplash around the room to create a wainscot for the towel and swimsuit drying hooks.

We also added a separate, small bath (which is where I'm standing to take this photo) that includes a toilet and a shower decked out in white subway tile.
In this 'before' exterior image below you can see the stone wall and the original window.  We removed the shrubs and beds and relocated the air conditioner to the roof.
We kept that gorgeous outdoor fireplace which is part of the outdoor living area I'll show you later. 
And here is the 'after'...
The doors are located exactly where the shrubs are in the 'before' photo.  We added the stairs down to the courtyard due to dramatic flooring height differences from this space to the courtyard.  The Sunbrella fabric and spear awnings are the perfect classic touch.  I can't wait to show you the rest of this beautiful outdoor living space!  Hopefully I'll get to it soon...fingers crossed.
I hope you're having a great week!

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

1920's Renovation | Samantha's Bath Sneak Peek

Are there any readers left here? haha...It's been a while since I've posted to my poor little neglected blog.  I guess that's what happens when you have a new baby and life gets in the way.
I completed this sweet little girl's bath within my 1920's restoration project just before my son was born.  Here is just a little sneak peek until I can get the other photos loaded :-)
I hope you're having a great week!