What I’m Working On: Update on Many, many bathrooms.
This week, I’ve been spending most of my time running back and forth to the “Nate Berkus meets Woody Allen” home, meeting with all kinds of contractors and installers. This is the best part of my job, for sure. When you can finally SEE what you have been imagining for months. It’s very exciting and I am so pleased with how things are turning out! It can go the other way, trust me. My favorite rooms so far are the bathrooms. Remember this client has four bathrooms (you can read the original post here), so I was able to personalize and customize each one with a different “theme”. I had way too much fun. First of all, let me update you on the Powder Room.
The Hicks pendant remains. That guy is going no where. The mirror that I originally picked out was discontinued so we went with an over-sized rustic pine oval mirror instead. It’s huge and eats up the whole wall. I love it.
We also decided to use a striped wallpaper to make the space a little more formal (and because the grass cloth idea made more sense in another space). This is the Pritchett stripe from Ralph Lauren.
Here is a snap shot taken on my phone today. You can barely see the Hicks pendant but it’s there and it’s phenomenal. My client has these incredibly pink, Art-Deco towels that were his grandparents. They are even monogrammed! Such a nice touch.
Moving on to the guest bathroom:
I took this photo today to show you the main inspiration for the second guest room. We moved the grass cloth wallpaper here. We needed a nice back drop for Blondie. I love the contrast of the bright colors against the natural woven texture. So cool. And just love that poster.
Ultimately, I decided to go with a lighter grass cloth for this bath. This is the Sonota Arrowroot from Schumacher and is extra wide so there are very few seams. I want to grass cloth paper everything I can now.
My plan is to pick up the same contrast (bright shiny finish vs. natural earthy textures) in the other details as well. I bought this mirror at Home Goods and will be painting it the same obnoxious yellow color in a high-gloss finish. Although, as I am typing this I just realized that I bought glow-in-the-dark paint. It’s right there in the picture. Shoot. Whoops. Back to Michael’s I go.
And just a quick shot of the art wall I created today in the third bathroom. My client’s family owns a home on the Jersey shore (no, not that Jersey Shore) so he asked for one room to be dedicated to the coast.I reframed and resized his collection of light houses images.
Next up, the Master Bath. Work begins the week of the 20th.
Photo credits: My phone.