12.22.2016

MASTER BATH BEFORE/AFTER: Fresh Mediterranean

My mother and sister live together in San Diego, California.  I'm here helping my elderly mom with errands and Christmas preparations while trying to give my sister a break.  It's so great to have quality time with them.  And I am excited for the rest of the family to arrive.

Just north of here is the coastal town of Encinitas, where my beautiful client, Julie and her family live.  It was time for her master bathroom to get a lift out of the 90's.  With the travertine flooring, we decided to keep the "California Mediterranean Style" and update it.  

And now...
We kept the existing cabinets and painted them Benjamin Moore Revere Pewter.
The mirrors are from Restoration Hardware with under mount rectangular sinks.  The walls are painted BM Linen White.
Julie found the hand towels at Tuesday Morning.  But they were in the bath size so she cut them in two and sewed the seams!
She likes the Caesarstone Frosty Carrina countertops much better (easier to clean than the tiles with grout).


As children growing up in California, we were taught that Father Junipero Serra (1713-84), from Mallorca, Spain, built missions from San Diego to San Francisco.  This influenced much of our coastal Mediterranean style.
Walker Zanger Duquesa tile
This is a beautiful hand painted tile.   But we had a problem with a few of the tiles.  When the painter finished and pulled off the blue tape protecting the edges, some of the design came off, too.  Walker Zanger rectified the situation.


The tub is from Hydro Systems, Tribeca, Metro Collection.
Contractor:  BA Worthing, Carlsbad 
McNeal Tile Installation, Encinitas



Wishing you and your family peace.
¡Feliz Navidad!

33 comments:

  1. What a lovely transformation. Is the wall color Ben Moore Pewter also? If not, what is it?

    Thank you and Merry Christmas.

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    1. BM Linen White looks nice with the stone floors.

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  2. Beautiful! I love the mirrored barn doors.....may I have the source of them please?

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    1. Julie says they are single panel doors with mirrored inserts that her contractor purchased...she thinks perhaps Home Depot. It was her great idea as the old doors took up space in the closet.

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  3. Marianne,
    What a transformation. I love the open feel to the space and freshness. It still reflects the Mediterranean but definitely updated.
    Have a happy Christmas.
    Karen

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    1. Thanks, Karen. Merry Christmas to you, too!!!

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  4. So pretty Mary Ann. The tile makes such a statement from the hallway along with the tub. Enjoy your time with your mom and sister and Merry Christmas to you and your whole family!! XO

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    1. I know, Lisa. Looking down from the master bedroom, its a great focal point!

      Merry Christmas, Lisa to you and your family!

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  5. Well...you've done it again Mary Ann! What a beautiful transformation, I know your clients are over the moon about it. Love every detail, especially those sliding mirrored doors! Great job!
    Wishing you a wonderful Christmas with your family and all good things for the coming new year.
    Love, Gail

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    1. Thanks, Gail. I can't take credit for the closet doors...that was Julie's idea. I just agreed! But I specified the other details.
      Hope you have a wonderful Christmas and lets make a point to see each other in the new year.
      Love,
      Mary Ann

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  6. Everything looks so crisp and fresh Mary Ann! Have a lovely Christmas with your family!

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    1. Thanks, Arleen! Give Mary a hug and all your cute grandchildren!

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  7. Me too. It has a really pretty patina that would be hard for a painter to duplicate.

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  8. Wow Mary Ann, that is just a stunning makeover and that is one huge bathroom! Love the tile! The first makeover photo w/ the tub took my breath away. :)

    Hope you have a wonderful Christmas with your family. Looks like you aren't going to have much sun while you are down here visiting but we desperately need the wet weather!

    Linda

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    1. Thanks, Linda. Won't it be great when all the brown hills turn bright green?

      Merry Christmas!

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  9. Mary Ann, Love this makeover. It's very fresh and bright. Please tell me that travertine is not terribly passe though, my bathroom is all travertine (and I still love it). But does it shout 90's??

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    1. Mary, natural stone, like travertine, never goes out! It's all over Europe. You can always freshen up with paint though.

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  10. Beautiful makeover! The tile behind the tub is just "wow!".
    Have a wonderful Christmas!

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    1. Thanks, Joanne. The tile installer was great!

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  11. Nice transformation!!!

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  12. Fantastic transformation.
    Best wishes to you and your family. Sincerely. I lost my mom last year and would give anything to talk to her again. Enjoy yours to the fullest. I am sure you will.

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    1. Oh I am so sorry to hear that! I will give my mom a kiss right now. Merry Christmas!!

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  13. What a wonderful transformation, I simply adore those tiles. Wishing you a very Merry and peaceful Christmas xx

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    1. I was so happy Julie agreed to the tiles... figuring the placement was a little tough but the tile guy was great.

      Have a wonderful Christmas!
      Mary Ann

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    2. I was so happy Julie agreed to the tiles... figuring the placement was a little tough but the tile guy was great.

      Have a wonderful Christmas!
      Mary Ann

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  14. I love what you have done! This bath is laid out like ours, though I wish we could have pretty mirrors and sconces like what you've done (our roofline interferes). the tiles are gorgeous...who wouldn't love waking up to those cheerful pops everyday? Revere Pewter is one of my favs and what i glazed our boring bedroom furniture with so that i can live with it a little longer. merry christmas to you and yours, lovely blogger. xox

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    1. Thanks, Michele...must be nice to have a big bathroom!!! Ours are so tiny in SF. Merry Christmas!

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  15. Fabulous! That's all that needs to be said! Simply fabulous.
    Claudia

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  16. what a transformation! I love it all. the floors, the tub, that accent wall...another home run Mary Ann!

    Merry Christmas to you and your family!!!

    xoxo,
    nancy

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  17. What a transormation. Love the tile wall behind the free standing tub. Great job of updating without breaking the bank. LOVE IT!!!

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  18. Very pretty! It shows that you don't have to rip out the travertine to get a nice updated space! Love the tile wall....and how weird that the pattern came off with the tape. Glad you had a nice Christmas with family:)

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  19. This is so beautiful! I love the patterned tile on the wall behind the tub and those sconces!

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