She’s not old really. An old soul, perhaps….but young in spirit.
Maybe former client is a better adjective.
Last year, she (they) allowed us into their home to transform the powder room, kitchen and keeping room.
Monday, Daniel and his crew are beginning the transformation of their master bedroom and bathroom.
Like most of us, the bedroom is the neglected room. It should be the first room we make lovely, instead, though, it is usually a dumping ground for laundry and stacks of stuff we move out of sight when company is on their way.
It has good bones: a modern poster bed, a nice view and amazing original paintings.
These are the only items staying.
What the room really lacks? storage, lighting, and hardwood floors. Daniel is going to continue the oak boards into the bedroom and do his best to match the stain.
Our plan for this room? Continue the same feel from the kitchen and other bath–a bit untraditional, a bit rustic, a bit modern.
Some images that inspire us:
Braithwaite Design featured in Cottage Living
a peaceful, beautiful bedroom by Amy D. Morris
We are totally copying her tone-on-tone drapery by the way. Isn’t it elegant?
And the rustic–a white rolling barn door. We are planning to increase the size of her door opening. (I should say “they”–but, truly, this is one husband who totally allows her to call the shots–design shots anyway.)
Yes, they are super-trendy. But they are still so cool. She didn’t have many requests on her “must have” list, but this is one of them. You have to make your clients happy
For the bath?
It is your standard 1980s special: builder-grade cabinetry, white tile and a separate vanity area (carpeted, of course!)
In all honesty, I see what designers were going for in this decade. It does make sense to have a private area to bathe and potty and another area to primp and brush your teeth. It does make sense I think.
However, what this dark bathroom doesn’t need right now is another wall to block out the light. We are hoping new windows will fit in the budget, but if they don’t at least this wall is going.
What else is going? The garden tub.
They never use it and it takes up 50% of the space.
We begged and pleased (for resale’s sake) to add the frameless glass walk-in shower they desire AND a tub, but they didn’t bite. They have no plans on moving and could care less about a tub. Good for them, though. Why not make it your dream bath if you’re planning to stay?
Our inspiration for the bathroom?
a study in contrasts: dark slate flooring, light tile & dark grout (like the kitchen)
Picture charcoal here instead of green (unknown credit)
The warm, modern feel of this bath (unknown source)
We are excited to show you the finished space–hopefully very soon.
If you are near Atlanta please visit the Cathedral Antiques Show. A few of our good friends designed rooms and they are amazing! Here is the link for tickets and directions: cathedral antiques show
We are presenting our plans for a kitchen remodel (restoration, really) of a 1930s home in Decatur. We want it to be a surprise for our clients, so we will share them after they see them. Here is the kitchen–original sink and authentic metal cabinets!