Sunday, September 11, 2011

Time To Remodel


It was time to remodel this small master bath.  The dark wallpaper, small shower, and lack of storage prompted these clients of mine to renovate.  These cultured marble shower boxes were very popular in homes built around 20 years ago. 


Sorry for the dark photo.  Here is the vanity inside the bathroom. 



Tub area, not used, except for maybe drying clothes.  Why not put a large shower here?




Her vanity had to remain outside the main bathroom.  Small master closet is just opposite her vanity.




The closet doors were a problem.  They swung out into the small space and annoyed the husband, but she loved the mirrors and wanted to leave the doors open.  They also needed better use of that closet space which fortunately had a high ceiling.



After remodeling, they have a lovely new bathroom with lots of great storage, beautiful updated finishes, and fixtures.



Looking into the main bathroom through her vanity area.  Mirrored upper cabinets brought more storage and reflected natural light into the space. 



We moved the shower to the tub area and changed out the window for privacy.  All the finishes were kept light to visually enlarge the space.  The beautiful onyx tile provided some nice detail and interest.  The antique brass fixtures bring out the warmth of the tile.



Beautiful marble at the counters, shower threshold, window sill, and shower seat.  Marble shelves in the shampoo niche too.



Looking back into her vanity area.  You can see the new closet doors in the cabinet mirrors.



Sliding barn door style hardware was hidden under crown moulding. The doors don't swing out anymore and the mirrors are always available!



A beautiful rolling Putnam ladder works well in the closet to access high storage.  It pops snugly into a niche in the back of the closet when not in use.


I love how this traditional bathroom turned out.  My clients are happy too!


If you need a beautiful bathroom designed just for you, contact Aston Design Studio.

All "After" Photos by Miro Dvorscak


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29 comments:

Karena said...

It is gorgeous Carla I love the mirrors! Also you art post below is just great!

xoxo
Karena
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eclecticrevisited said...

Carla, what a difference!! stunning is how I would describe this renovation.. I really would have loved to have been there when the home owners saw it for the first time totally complete..bet they were more than just happy... the lighter color and tile are so elegant as is the vanity mirror.. love the larger shower..that's more than just a luxury but a necessity...
beautiful designs..
best,
maureen

under spanish moss said...

Carla, the homeowners must be over the moon happy. Wonderful renovation. The shower is great...a perfect use of the space.

Mona Thompson Providence Ltd. said...

Fabulous! Your clients have to be thrilled. More functional, spacious and beautiful. Great job.

Deb's mind said...

It is stunning Carla. I wish I would have seen this bathroom before remodeling my own. It is such great inspiration. STUNNING!!!!

Splendid Sass said...

Carla-
I can't believe the difference! Such a beautiful job, Carla. You are a very talented designer.
Have a great week.
Teresa
xoxo

classic • casual • home said...

Brilliant use of the mirrors...so much more light reflected.

Taylor Greenwalt said...

Carla, It looks beautiful. Your clients must be very happy. The choices of tile and marble on the vanity are wonderful. You are very talented.

Donna Frasca ♋ said...

Wowzah! Home run Carla. I love how it has a little old fashioned flair (lighting and leaded glass) mixed in with the contemporary tile. Soft, soothing colors are always welcomed in the bath. Very pretty.

Jessie said...

This bathroom is gorgeous! I love your use of antique brass fixtures throughout, they are so elegant and sophisticated! I am also in love with the mirrored cabinets, the beautiful venetian mirror and the tiles on the wall. You did an amazing job, Carla.

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Jessie
www.mixandchic.com

Blue Fruit said...

Wow those tiles are amazing. A bit of a difference to the whole space, to put it mildly!

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Ann said...

Oh my...

you work like magic.

There are a ton of difference from before and after... very impressive work you did there ♥

Kellie Collis said...

How gorgeous! It's a beautiful transformation! Enjoy the lovely day, Kellie xx

Joanna said...

So beautiful bathroom transformation! Fresh, cozy and chic! Lovely post, check out also 3D Rendering

Interior Design Musings said...

Just found you through Jessie! The bathroom makeover is sublime! M.

Stacy Curran said...

I am over from Mix and Chic, and I am speechless. This is utterly amazing. I am so happy to be a new follower to see what else you create!
Stacy @ www.conspicuousstyle.com

Lisa - A Room with A View said...

Magnificent new space..love the warmth and the functionality which make it even more beautiful. Gorgeous onyx tiles.

Sarah at Finishing Touch Interiors said...

Love what you have done here Carla looks fantastic

designchic said...

I cannot image how thrilled they must be, Carla. The transformation is amazing...absolutely gorgeous!!

quintessence said...

What a dramatic improvement!! They must be totally thrilled. Great job!

kathi said...

Good job........I bet your clients are thrilled.......
Kathi

Dovecote Decor said...

I just found you through Karena. You might want to check out our fire sale on our website. Many of our vendors are cleaning house!! Wow, what an improvement!!
Best,
Liz

Cote de Texas said...

omg, i am STUNNED!!!!!!!!!!!! this is gorgeous. I'm going to send this link to Bonnie, the magazine scout. she will love it!!!!!

and miro! he's soo sweet.

Joni

Marivic said...

oh my, I love it! It's beautiful. Congratulations on the overall design, but am impressed with the little details. Please share more.

Karen@StrictlySimpleStyle said...

I love baths but I could be convinced to give up the tub for a shower like that. Lovely update.

Anonymous said...

This is crazy gorgeous! - Didi

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

STUNNING!!

chateau chic said...

Wow! Wow! Wow! This is a stunning transformation. Everything about the whole area is beautiful. Like how you took care of the closet door problem.
I'm a new follower and hope you'll stop by and follow back. Mary Alice

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Gorgeous renovation! Love every detail. Hugs, Sherry

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