Red, White and Navy Guest Bathroom
This sad guest bathroom desperately needed to be brought up to date, by about 50 years!
By: Lydia Somerville
Time for an Update
Janet Anderson's guest bathroom was in desperate need of a makeover. Unlike her otherwise stylish home, the bathroom had dated fixtures, a boring color palette and too many doors. A fresh, sleek remodel was just what the doctor ordered.
Let the Light In
Bone sconces from Circa Lighting were a bit of a splurge, but they add jewel-like sparkle to the bath. She made up for the cost, however, with the plain linen blind covering the window. Trimmed with a few feet of decorative tape, it has a custom look for a fraction of the cost.
A collection of framed wax stamps that Designer Rebecca Hawkins found in a flea market gave her the idea to compose a salon-style wall of the artwork.
Give Them Space
“You can lay them out on the floor, and rearrange them until you get a composition you like,” says Rebecca, “then you can measure, keep the same space between each piece, and hang them on the wall.”
Meant to Be
They replaced the bathtub with a large walk-in shower. Here, they used a tile for the floor and shower seat that they both loved. Rebecca took the deep blues and grays of the tile as her inspiration for choosing the wallpaper, a graphic grasscloth by Phillip Jeffries that she stumbled upon in an Atlanta showroom. It was a pricey addition to the remodel, costing $1700 to cover the room. But the pair felt it made exactly the right bold design statement they were after. “We laugh about that because Rebecca just so fell in love with it! Luckily, I loved it immediately too, and it just had to be,” says Janet.
Inexpensive ceramic tile installed in a bricklayer’s pattern covers the walls of the shower and offsets some of the cost of the wallpaper. The glass shower door disappears, and allows the bright, airy shower to take center stage.