at long last, i’m finally able to say the bathroom remodel is complete, and ready to share with you. i couldn’t be more excited about how it turned out, and honestly, i may be spending much more time than necessary primping and just luxuriating in here. so, to proceed — you may remember i partnered with Kohler for a makeover and shared the before a while back — the bathroom was tiny and narrow and now, well it’s silly-big, and i love it. i really encourage you to look at the before to appreciate the change! i was going for a relaxed, kind of coqui coqui vibe but with a bit of sophistication, so i started with the finish of my faucets: Kohler’s Artifacts faucet collection — which are a beautiful oil rubbed bronze with a rich black sheen to them. the finish of this dark Artifact collection was the perfect starting point and inspiration for the design of the bathroom, and pairs really beautifully with a gray and white color scheme.
i knew i wanted Kohler beautiful black damask vanity and matching mirror for a dramatic, vintage-modern black and white look. so we then painted all the walls and trim Benjamin Moore’s oxford white and to match the vanity, we painted the bathroom door Benjamin Moore onyx black. the damask vanity is not only pretty but so functional, too. i was working with just a pedestal sink before, with nowhere to stash all my makeup and bathroom accouterment and now i have not only 6 drawers with cool dividers and organizers but under the sink, another roll-out drawer and electrical outlets — because maybe no one despises cords more than i do! i stash my electric toothbrush, blow dryer and flat iron under there and it’s a thing of beauty to not have to see those cords! we used the serif drop-in sink with the Artifacts faucet with lever handles and sink spout with column design it couldn’t be prettier.
for the floors i partnered with Clé tiles and chose their gorgeous hex cement tiles in charcoal with a light gray grout and they look so beautiful with Kohler’s insanely luxurious sunstruck freestanding bath. this may be the largest tub i’ve ever had and i chose the biggest picture window i could find to place right above it. it feels a bit like i’m bathing outdoors, and because the lot next to my house is empty and full of trees it’s completely private (save for the squirrels and bluejays) so bubble baths take on the feeling of a spa retreat, especially with the reclaimed wood caddy i added for candles (and naturally, a glass of wine). above the bath in the center of the room, i found a vintage Venetian glass pendant lamp on etsy in keeping with my coqui coqui vibe.
in the shower, we used these stunning Clé tiles’ zellige white weathered hex which is such a nice contrast to the black rubbed bronze Artifacts Hydrorail shower column. with this shower column my contractor didn’t have to go behind the wall to reconfigure the plumbing so we were able to save some of my budget and add a little built-in nook for my shampoo and soap and used pretty revel glass doors for a really open look — it too feels almost like an outdoor shower with the view of the trees outside!
i also designed this spacious storage alcove with an arched top — i wanted something unique and in fitting with the design — not just your basic cabinets and i thought the curved arched nook would be pretty. i’ve stocked it with a ton of the softest Parachute bath towels in mineral and white. looks so lovely, if i do say so myself! oh, and we designed the black cabinet with deep 36″ drawers that pull out. so handy!
lastly, le toilette! i chose this pretty white pedestal based memoirs classic comfort toilet from Kohler and we created its own little privacy nook with a pony wall. we also added the Artifacts hotelier and towel bar to hang more pretty Parachute hand towels for guests, and i hung my favorite 34c print from permanent press editions. i’m still on the fence about some of the other artwork i’ve hung, but i’m always on the flea market hunt for just the right pieces so that may change. i may also add a tree of some kind in the corner, but for now, i like the simplicity of the room and bringing the outdoors in through the big glass window. i hope you like it as much as i do!
• Kohler: all bathroom fixtures/vanity/sink/shower/bathtub + toilet.
• Benjamin Moore: all paint, oxford white and oynx black.
• Clé tile: zellige white weathered hex + hex cement tiles in charcoal.
• Parachute: towels + bath rug in white and mineral.
• photography by lily glass for sfgirlbybay.
from sfgirlbybay http://www.sfgirlbybay.com/2017/06/14/my-bathroom-remodel-reveal/