Friday, February 11, 2011

Showhouse Bathroom

"Phoebe".....my imaginary client. (photo ripped from the Urban Outfitters catalog)


I'm very excited to be working on a bedroom and bath for the upcoming ASID Showhouse in Sienna Plantation. I have an imaginary client, an older teenaged girl, "Phoebe" I'm calling her, recent grad of the local high school, attending college now and just coming home for holidays and summer. She is a free spirit, loves music, theater, photography......definitely artistic. She's smart and knows her own mind. She and her mother butt heads from time to time, both are headstrong and like to get their own way. You know, the apple doesn't fall far from the tree! She's very opinionated about her style which is eclectic and bohemian...she likes what she likes and is a bit unpredictable when it comes to clothing, hair, make-up, and her room. She mixes it up and likes adventurous combinations.


I'm still tweaking the bedroom, the "she-cave", but the bathroom is under construction so all design is finished in there. It went a bit more on the feminine side than her bedroom, after all "Mom" had something to say about this and still envisions her sweet little Phoebe washing her face in that bathroom at night, ready to be tucked into bed.


I received the wallpaper last week. It's beautiful, feminine, and graphic...bright apple green background with silver and white, in this enlarged pattern. I wanted something bold that Phoebe would have fallen in love with and had to have in her bathroom. All other finishes and fixtures are nice, but play a supporting role in this space. It's all about the wallpaper.





Seabrook wallpaper, with silver metallic highlights, through Wallcoverings, Int'l.




Elevation of the vanity area.





Floor tile is a Daltile product, Fabrique, 12" x 24", laid in a brick pattern. It's a rather modern look porcelain, made a bit more traditional with the pattern. The grayish color works well with the silver metallic in the wallpaper.




White Daltile Rittenhouse subway tile for the shower/tub area, repeating the brick pattern and not calling much attention to itself. Clean, functional, supporting role, classic look.

A little sparkle....the Visual Comfort ceiling mount fixture from Circa Lighting.






Beautiful, sophisticated wall sconces... silk shades, modern lines, softness at the mirror. Visual Comfort through Circa Lighting.





Modern mirror with a little more metallic. I love that the pattern of ovals is the same as the brick pattern on the floor and wall tile. Custom made through Unique Arts of Houston. Countertop material shown above is a Silestone product, Blanco Maple, white with some gray flecks.

Kohler Margaux faucet and plumbing fixtures in polished nickel. I love the squared off shape, a little different, just like Phoebe. It contrasts with the fluidity of the wallpaper.


Cabinet color - Sherwin Williams, Sassy Green - perfect name.






Cabinet door hardware, modern, lucite...definitely Phoebe's choice.


My concept board presented back in December.

I think this will make her happy to get up in the morning. It's fresh and not too young. Mother and Daughter will love it. Finally, agreement on something!




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21 comments:

Ann said...

Oh the wallpaper is gorgeous... I can't wait to see how it will look like when its finished...
Your imaginary Phoebe is so lucky:)

Matt and Kathleen Brennan said...

We love all the choices you've presented for this project... we are looking forward to your future posts describing the process and the final conclusion. Best of luck!

quintessence said...

Sounds like such a fun project!! I love your vision of Phoebe and the bathroom is looking terrific - especially like the wallpaper and lucite cabinet door hardware. Looking forward to seeing Phoebe's lair!!

eclecticrevisited said...

Hi Carla,
this looks so exciting to be doing this showhouse..and I love the colors...the wallpaper is divine...keep us updated...
maureen

Dumbwit Tellher said...

Hi Carla - Fictional Phoebe would love coming home from college to that stylish bath. All of those touring the ASID Showhouse will be in for a delight. You had me @ the bold wallpaper (which I love) and laying the tiles in a brick pattern. Going into Circa makes my heart skip a few beats. I hope you are able to share more as you progress? I loved your comment about the wine labels, thank you. Have a lovely weekend. I think we are in-store for some gorgeous days ahead and thank goodness warmer!

Cheers ~ Deb

Teresa at Splendid Sass said...

Love the choices here, Carla.
Adding you to my blog roll.
Have a great weekend.
Teresa
xoxo

Karen@StrictlySimpleStyle said...

I want to be your imaginary client, this is just beautiful.

Kellie Collis said...

What lovely inspirations! Gorgeous lighting! Have a wonderful day, Kellie xx

Mona Thompson said...

Love all your plans. It is going to be a beautiful space. Looking forward to seeing it complete.

The enchanted home said...

How fun! I can't wait to see this all come together, really like the direction you are moving in....the colors are great and that lucite knob is so pretty. Nothing like seeing a blank canvas come to life! Look forward....

The Zhush said...

A showhouse! How exciting! Can't wait to see what you do!

Kim@Chattafabulous said...

This is just beautiful! Hope we get to follow along in the process, too!

eclecticrevisited said...

Happy Valentine's day..
maureen

A Color Specialist in Charlotte said...

I'm so you stopped by me blog - yours is great! Although I'm not a fan of wallpaper, Seabrook has some amazing patterns that I sold a ton of over the years.

Sherwin Williams Sassy Green - love that too and also used it many times.

Are "like" are similar - I will definitely bookmark you.

Thanks
Donna

Karena said...

Hi Carla, Wow you have got it together!! This room will be great! I have a Valentines Gretting on my site...

xoxo
Karena
Art by Karena

Design Elements said...

the wallpaper lokks great!

Tammy@InStitches said...

I'm sure "she" will love it as well as everyone that walks through the showhouse. That wallpaper and sparkly light are my favorite !

designchic said...

How exciting...it's going to be fabulous!!

theLENNOXX said...

Oh what an exciting project! Love all your picks, I'm sure "phoebe" will be happy with your choices!
Hope you will post images once it's all put together =D

xo Linda

Kay said...

This is going to be fabulous! Love the story of your client. Please post the end result!

Kelly Buettner said...

Beautiful work, hope your friends and clients will see it in person at the ASID Designing with the Stars Show Home in Sienna Plantation!

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