Using today's latest trends, designer Angela Goldthwaite takes a bathroom from boring to beautiful.
The bathroom in this new home lacks originality and a personal style of its own, so it is out with the new and in with classic Old World Mediterranean charm.
Slightly different shades of natural stone tile, a key component in Old World style, cover the floors, walls and vanity. The 16-inch tiles on the floor make the space seem larger. Six-inch tile is wrapped around the case molding and base boards. The tile on the vanity is seamlessly continued up the walls to the ceiling. The borders around the built-in his-and-her mirrors are made from a sculptured bronze tile.
bathroom sinks: Moen – #S411
tub faucet: Moen – #S214
shower faucet: Moen – #S313
towel rings: Moen – #YB9886CH
towel bar: Moen – YB9822CH
robe hook: Moen – YB9803CH
paper holder: Moen – YB9808CH
glass shelf: Moen – YB9899CH
tile: Louisville Tile Distributors and Renaissance Tile and Bath
vessels sinks: Link A Sink – Round Venetian Glass - V012
drain stoppers: Link A Sink – Metal and Cloisonné D306
faux finishing: The Quotable Wall
wall sconces: Kichler - #6335
The boring white sinks have been replaced with vessel sinks. Made from glass mosaic tile with a hand-rubbed metal finish on the outside, these exquisite basins are the focal point of the room. Even the stopper is exceptional--the unique design is made from ceramic and metal.
Vessels sinks are a sizzling hot design trend right now. They create such a high impact, elegant statement in any bathroom.
The standard-issue tub also receives a facelift. Natural stone tile is used on the surround and the backsplash, and also frame out the glass block window above the tub.
The bland white walls are given a Mediterranean look with a faux-stucco finish done in natural earth tones. Adding to the Old World feel are the two black wrought-iron torches hanging on each side of the bathtub. Wrought-iron sconces have also been placed around the mirrors above the vanity.
The space is personalized by putting up a special saying that was near and dear to the homeowner's heart. Adhesive vinyl is used instead of messy stencils and paints.