06 Nov BATHTIME BLUES
“The blue we bathe in is the blue we breathe. The blue we breathe, I fear, is what we want from life and only find in fiction. For the voyeur, fiction is what’s called going all the way.” – William Gass
BEFORE | WOOD CABINETS, CERAMIC FLOOR, FORMICA COUNTERTOP
A dear friend of mine was desperate to update her teenage boys’ bathroom from the 1980’s to the new millenium. She wanted it to be modern with a little edge so we opted for some industrial fixtures, still keeping with a clean aesthetic. Out with the lineloeum and formica, in with the marble. The results were tremendous!
AFTER | BOYS BATHROOM REMODEL
A new white vanity with a marble slab and raised porcelain sinks replaced old wooden cabinets at an economical price. The faucets were replaced with tall spouts from Ferguson, the perfect match for the chrome hardware. Lineoleum floors were ripped out to make way for veined marble tiles. Kensington Recessed Medicine Cabinets from Pottery Barn are sleek and sly with their hidden storage. Edison Glass Sconces from Restoration Hardware are a beautiful touch of soft lighting.
BEFORE | SHOWER AND TUB
The tub and shower had to go! Navy Subway tiles from Discount Tile, an excellent local resource Angelenos, are a dramatic backdrop for clear glass doors and a modern square tub.
The walls were transformed with Benjamin Moore’s Whale Gray mixed with Hollandlac from Fine Paints of Europe to create a lacquered effect. A brand new bathroom with dramatic results while keeping on a tight budget. Now when the boys cry the blues about their bathroom, it will be with good reason.