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 BATHROOM RENOVATION PLANS – design indulgence

In an effort to stay busy and keep my mind occupied I am diving into work.  You know that whole “idle mind” …..well it’s a  bad thing on a normal basis but throw in a crisis and it can be downright crippling right?

So….I have a project in Boulder and it’s not a flip!  Kind of exciting but it means I can’t just run over and see if a wallpaper matches.  My “ground crew” has been very helpful sending me pictures and measurements to get me started.

Let’s start with some pictures of the basement bath which is the room we are starting with.

OK….let’s discuss.

He would like to keep the vanity and countertop.  So….I wracked my brain thinking of a way to do this.  The stone does have some dark gray in it which is a good thing because I wasn’t feeling how black looked with it.  My thought is that the stone is very “loud” so it needed a little softening.

When I saw the penny tile mixed with the gray of this stone from The Tile Shop I felt I was on to something.  I could use that on the shower floor to bring the color of the countertop in the room somewhere else….

So here was my first plan….dark and moody.  I love the sconces with the smoky glass [Circa Lighting] against the Innovations wallpaper.  The hardware is from Rocky Mountain and the mirror from RH.  I love mixing the metals of brass and pewter…..

But if this is too dark for him I changed up the wallpaper to something lighter.

OK….let’s just say I could talk him into changing out the countertop…..I mean it seems like such a minor thing right:)  I can be pretty persuasive…haha.

A black top would change the whole game right?  The mirror is RH.  The wallpaper is Phillip Jeffries and lighting from Circa.  Hardware is Rocky Mountain.

But then…..

I couldn’t let it go and thought what if the stone top was lighter?

This might be my favorite with the patterned floors.  The mirror is RH.  Lighting is Circa and the hardware is Rocky Mountain.  Tile is from The Tile Store.

So….favorite?  Keep the countertop?   Change to black or the stone….I really like all of them.

I will definitely keep you posted on this one.

I was invited to speak on a panel with a few of my fav designer friends at Mitchell Gold on Sunday night.  I met Justin Williams years ago through my friend Erika Ward….

He put together a group of us to inspire “youngsters” that want to get into the design business….it was so fun to feel the excitement that only comes with youth:)  Eager to soak up all the knowledge….although I told them that even after 25 years in the design business I am still learning….

I think it’s good emotional practice to be in social situations when you are feeling one way on the inside but projecting “all things are fine” on the outside.  You can only wear the victim outfit for so long… know?

Hope you guys are having a good week….



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