Photo By: Pinnacle Estate Properties, a member of Luxury Portfolio International
Small Yet Striking Bathroom With Herringbone Tile Walls
Originally constructed in 1909, this small master bathroom could not be expanded in terms of space. By embracing dark, moodier colors and installing gleaming tile surfaces and chrome finishes, the room was given a larger personality.
Custom Harry Bertoia chairs with Edelman leather fit easily with a floating bathroom vanity. Black strié Farrow & Ball wallpaper, plus an onyx tile mosaic "rug," add top notes of pattern that don't overwhelm the space.
The varying neutral tones seen throughout the small mosaic tiles in this contemporary bathroom tie together the dark stone countertops and medium-grained wood cabinets. Large neutral tiles used on the floor and within the shower area provide a soft balance throughout the space.
When looking to update existing cabinet door fronts without major costs, keep in mind that glossy black and glossy white paint instantly modernize almost any style door front, resulting in a much newer look. In order to properly refinish old cabinet door fronts, first, remove them from the casing, marking the back of each door front and the inside of the cabinet with painter's tape marked with coordinating numbers. Next, remove the existing finish with fine-grit sandpaper and wipe away dust with a damp cloth. Add an even coat of primer to the front and back of each door front as well as the fascia of the cabinet casing. Lastly, use a professional-grade, two- or three-inch angled brush to apply two coats of a high-gloss latex paint, as well as a clear coat of polyurethane. Keep the space well-ventilated for 24 to 48 hours to allow fumes to subside.
Black strié wallpaper draws the eye to the sleek vanity area in this contemporary bathroom. The dark color appears to recede, making the space seem larger. Sconces flanking the vanity mirrors provide soft lighting above the smooth white countertop with a sleek chrome faucet.
The guest bathroom features walls lined in blackened steel diamond plate, cement tile floors and a cement floating sink designed by Andrea Michaelson. The open shower creates a spacious feel. The contemporary design style with industrial modern touches carries throughout the home.