Our home on Lido Isle in Newport Beach, California was built in the 1950's.
Recently, we remodeled three bathrooms. I like a bargain. I shopped sales (like at Restoration Hardware and Wisteria), negotiated prices at the plumber's warehouse and with stone suppliers and bought a number of field tiles from Home Depot.
The above photo is of the new powder/guest room bath.
the vanity originally looked like this.
Another complementary Venetian mirror hangs above the toilet. The shower to the left was claustrophobic so...
this window was added. All the tiles in the shower are basic Home Depot white subway tiles.
In fact, the Carrarra marble floor tiles are also from Home Depot. My daughter comes home to visit from New York tomorrow. I am excited for her to see her new bathroom for the first time.
On to my son's bathroom. It is a good-sized room. Here are two "before" photos:
The sailboat oil paintings were purchased at the Long Beach, Ca. flea market.
The herringbone tile insert in the shower adds some interest to a focal point wall.
For a teen-aged boy, why bother with a towel bar?
Now... to the master bathroom "before" photos (shooting around mirrors is tough--I'm surprised I am not in more photos):
The large whirlpool tub was mildewed and the arched window leaked and did not really fit the architecture.
After the renovation...
The little television on the opposite wall is reflected in the mirrors. We have an extra tall medicine cabinet and crystal knobs. The sinks are rectangular.
The shower is light and spacious. (Incidentally, all the oil rubbed bronze egg shaped door knobs were a great deal from Overstocks.com).
A 200 year old print of the Grand Canal in Venice is difficult to see here (but not from the tub). The demi-lune table was my mother's. She enjoys a nice bubble bath, too! So, which bathroom is your favorite?
This photo in my son's bathroom was taken when we lived in Paris on the day of his First Communion (10 years ago). Today is his 18th birthday. Another reason to be thankful!
Stayed tuned for a Palm Springs design feature next.