I’m currently working on a really sweet vintage style bathroom remodel.
The homeowners — who are, btw, former clients — love this look and wanted to go all-in with it.
Here’s their inspiration image. Although, for them, they felt this particular bathroom looked a bit too rustic and “ranch-y”.
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It all started with the plan:
This isn’t a large bathroom we’re remodeling, and there is a window right where I wanted to put a vanity countertop. It’s the only window in the space and and it has to stay as is, because the homeowners just installed new windows throughout their house. We also wanted to keep costs down by keeping the other plumbing locations on the walls where they are.
The window starts at about 1’ off the ground, so I decided to put a countertop with kneespace in front of the window with a small pedestal of drawers on the side. It’s the perfect spot for her to have a seated vanity, because she will be able to sit at the window and have light pouring in around her small tabletop vanity mirror, making it a great place to apply make-up close up, and it adds a nice touch of glamour. We’re also installing a swing-arm lamp beside the window so she can swing the lamp in front of her for ample lighting when it’s dark outside.
(Btw: We’ve made sure there is enough room for escape when the window is open. We wouldn’t want to infringe on that.)
INTERIOR DESIGNER: Carla Aston
I love the black and white tile with the cherry wood combination. It truly speaks to the style we’re going for here. As for the walls and ceiling, I chose a crisp, light, fruity color for the (think honeydew), a look that will take this vintage style bathroom to a fresher, more up-to-date place.
The gleaming polished nickel fits perfectly into the style, as do the glass knobs. Classic black marble will be used on the countertops and as touches in the shower. Vintage lighting will help telegraph the style.
This bathroom is going to absolutely charming!
I’ve designed every square inch of it to fit together like a glove and completely fulfill the homeowner’s desire for a vintage-inspired bath.
Below is a look at our design presentation:
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I’ll never forget the homeowner’s comment when I finished the presentation...
“You really had fun with this, didn’t you?”
Yes. I did. And that’s exactly what it’s all about.
So what’s next?
The contractor is about to get started and I can’t wait to see it built out. Follow me on Instagram for updates on all our projects, as well as shopping trip finds and design inspirations! This project will be labeled: #vintagebathroom