Shore Files: Mod Beach Bathroom Reveal

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

If you missed yesterdays post about the shore bathroom renovation, go read it now for the full scoop. Otherwise, read on for the finale.

So last I left off we were just about done but had a few more key pieces to add. The most important piece from a design point of view was the light fixture: a spunik multi arm get up. Once I had decided to use this fixture, the rest fell into place for me mentally. Its glamourous and vintage and modern and beautiful all that the same time. At least thats how I think of it.



Reno15

And then the vanity. I think its fair to say I looked at every available vanity on earth before deciding. I think we could have saved some money on this if we had gotten it made by a woodworking shop but we were running out of time and I couldn't find any solid recommendations for one so we just bite the bullet and ordered.


Reno16

The medicine cabinet is also Restoration Hardware but we managed to find it at the outlet so we saved a big chunk on it. Hooray. (We also scored all the little bits and pieces like the towel rod, tp holder, shelf, etc from RH on sale at the outlet.)

And then I had one more thing to add that was also a big element to my mental picture - art. I originally wanted a print of this R Kenton Nelson painting, Swim Party, for ages (you might remember it from Diane Keatons character's bedroom in Somethings Gotta Give) . Unsigned prints proved impossible to find (signed prints go for $2k each. Holy Moly!) I looked forever for a suitable alternative and came up empty. So when I found a site that sells reproductions I was all over it. Of course, I'd prefer the real thing but that was not in the cards.



NearlyFinished5

With the all the pieces in place, its time for the big finish. To refresh your memories, here is the before...


Before_DuringWalkthru_Bath

and here is the after...


NearlyFinished3

NearlyFinished4

As with any of my projects, its not quite finished. I'd like to get some lacquer boxes for the vanity shelf along with a nicer shower curtain and towels. But all in all, I'm thrilled with how it turned out.

Click here for a source list of materials used in this room.

65 comments:

  1. I've always felt that light fixture runs the chance of looking a little tacky (no offense, of course), but here, it looks stunning! Truly. Along the same lines, there's a time and place for pieces like that. You nailed it.

    A beautiful job!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Love it!! Especially the print and the colored bottles on the mirror. Yay for you!!!

    ReplyDelete
  3. This looks great and I think there is actually more light in here that before!

    ReplyDelete
  4. Beautiful! And I love how the print re-creation turned out! Great job.

    ReplyDelete
  5. This is a gorgeous transformation and gives me hope for out tiny little bathroom. Love the painting.

    -Rene

    ReplyDelete
  6. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE IT! You are just too talented for words.

    ReplyDelete
  7. It looks SOOOOOOOO good! Love love love! My favorite part might have to be the black, gray and white trim tiles. So lovely!

    ReplyDelete
  8. Its def mod/beach! Almost like a resort bathroom~ everything fits together perfectly.

    ReplyDelete
  9. *I forgot~ I wanna know where you got the glass bottles from on top of the medicine cabinet;o) Did I miss that somewhere in the post?

    ReplyDelete
  10. WOW-- just fabulous........looks so great!

    ReplyDelete
  11. You really carried out an idea very well. I'm sure shower curtain and towels will be equally well chosen and be the "icing on the cake." I'm curious where you found the reproduction art work. Like your choice a lot. If possible would love a link to that resource. Thanks.

    ReplyDelete
  12. Very nice. It's such a welcoming space now! BTW, I love that light fixture. I like to say that it's a chandelier that doesn't take itself too seriously! :)

    ReplyDelete
  13. The vanity has to be my favorite element, just perfect for the space! And, my biggest question is what lens did you use to photograph this room? I am having quite the time photographing small spaces! Janell

    ReplyDelete
  14. Oooh,love that print!

    And the whole look,infact. I might call it 'mod polished beach'!! Hoho.

    Great photos (as always!). I'm interested in which lense too (as well as Janell).

    ReplyDelete
  15. Anonymous12:47 PM

    Love it! I think the wall colour makes it work, and keeps it from being too "sweet". Love the print - have ever since seeing Something’s Gotta Give.
    Janice

    ReplyDelete
  16. Looks amazing - I esp love the mini glass subway tiles that trim the regular glass ones (we almost did something similar in our bathroom!).

    ReplyDelete
  17. Oooooh oooooh oooh, loving that tile and that gray paint, looks beautiful with the marble !!!!

    xo
    Kate

    ReplyDelete
  18. Totally diggin' the sputnik and the vanity. Good stuff!

    ReplyDelete
  19. you picked the perfect vanity!

    ReplyDelete
  20. Wow - that is gorgeous! I love the light fixture and tile. And what did you put on the floor (sorry I missed it, if you already mentioned).

    Congrats - It is beautiful!

    ReplyDelete
  21. Looks great! If you are still looking for the white lacquer boxes, there are some nice ones at West Elm! And bright yellow too...

    ReplyDelete
  22. Anonymous2:02 PM

    Wow...Mindblowing!!! Great job :)

    I am looking for similar ceiling fixture...Can you tell me where you got yours from? ..and the name of the paint color??

    ReplyDelete
  23. Anonymous2:17 PM

    Love it!
    Just a thought for the shower curtain update: consider a XL shower curtain to raise the ceiling height and show off that pretty tile trim that runs up the wall. You can find a nice selection of them on Amazon. After putting ours up, we don't know how we lived without the extra length for so long!

    ReplyDelete
  24. I LOVE the color scheme!
    It turned out great (as expected!) :)

    ReplyDelete
  25. LOVE. IT. ALL!!! This room is gorgeous!

    ReplyDelete
  26. I love love LOVE the mod vintage beach feel! My favorite part (though hard to pick one thing) is the light fixture. Where is that one from?

    ReplyDelete
  27. So beautiful!! I can't wait to see your source list. I'm dying for some good (knock off) art myself. REally, this room is killer!!

    ReplyDelete
  28. Anonymous3:00 PM

    Lovely! Where is the RH outlet?

    ReplyDelete
  29. I love this! I love the bordered black and white small subway tiles and excellent selection for the print. Those colored bottles just seem to pull it all together!

    ReplyDelete
  30. You did a WONDERFUL job. It's so simple, chic, and beachy!

    ReplyDelete
  31. Unbelievable! What a transformation!

    ReplyDelete
  32. Everything is looking so good! I love coming here and being inspired. When I saw the print in the bathroom it reminded me of Jeannie Maddox's work.

    http://www.jeanniemaddox.com/

    I can't wait to see more!

    ReplyDelete
  33. I love it! the art print makes all the difference in the world by giving it a splash of color.

    ReplyDelete
  34. Great job. I do love that print. I may have to steal it ;~))

    ReplyDelete
  35. The bathroom looks great. That light fixture is amazing!

    ReplyDelete
  36. BEAUTIFUL!! so fresh and beachy...love it!! You have such a beautiful home :)

    ReplyDelete
  37. Looks so great!! Ditto on Restoration Hardware Outlet. I have had some great finds there on light fixtures. I did end up ordering my MBA lights from the catalog - ouch. I felt the same way about my Pottery Barn vanity - no reviews but I couldn't find anything I liked better. I did price it out for a custom piece and it was about the same without the counter. I figured I would just go for it and I love the result. Reminds me that I should do a post about that room!

    ReplyDelete
  38. Looks smashing! The art print is just the icing on the cake...

    ReplyDelete
  39. I love it!! You all do such an amazing job on your renos! When are you headed down south...say, Atlanta?

    ReplyDelete
  40. As with everything you do, you rocked it! Love it!!

    ReplyDelete
  41. LOVE that print. I hope you don't mind if I steal it someday. I'll try not to, but it's just too darn pretty!

    ReplyDelete
  42. Ooh, I must know where the painting is from!

    ReplyDelete
  43. That bath looks amazing! I am with Kim on the light fixture... it can go either way, depending on the room. In there, however, it is perfect!

    ReplyDelete
  44. PhillyLass8:23 PM

    I absolutely love the reno and the light fixture is amazing. But is it UL listed for damp spaces?

    ReplyDelete
  45. Love it! I love that you started out with the light fixture. In my opinion, light fixtures are one of the most important parts of a home. It's like the jewelry that steps an outfit up to the next level.

    ReplyDelete
  46. It looks great. I love love love the print. Great job!

    ReplyDelete
  47. Totally LOVE the picture. Great choice on tile selections. Not crazy about the glass bottles because I'd have a fear of them falling and crashing.

    ReplyDelete
  48. That print added just enough "beachyness" to the bathroom. I love it! I'm really liking gray these days.

    ReplyDelete
  49. Sputnik lamps have been my favorite for years! Can't wait for the source list; I'm looking for one for my entry way.

    Simply perfect!!

    ReplyDelete
  50. Gorgeous! I love the tiles!

    ReplyDelete
  51. The light is really cool, unexpected and fun! The tile is beautiful! Loving it!
    Londen

    ReplyDelete
  52. This bathroom is beautiful! You are so good at getting all those details to fit together into something stunning!

    ReplyDelete
  53. Did you guys do this work yourself?

    ReplyDelete
  54. So awesome & I didn't even notice the unfinished parts!

    ReplyDelete
  55. Nice, very nice....love the lamp:)

    ReplyDelete
  56. Anonymous10:09 AM

    I love the direction you're going for the place by using untypical beach theme colors. The bathroom is awesome. Can't wait to see what's ahead. BTW, love the movie and the print!

    ReplyDelete
  57. Love this bathroom and love the artwork inspired from Something's Gotta Give! You can I can be great friends!

    ReplyDelete
  58. LOVE LOVE LOVE!!  I love everything about it. I love the way you wrapped the small (glass?) tiles around the room. I love the unexpected color on the walls. I especially love the bathing beauty painting -- LOVE LOVE!  Awesome job, Mrs.!

    ReplyDelete
  59. I AM IN LOVE with your bathroom! I have been searching for so long for the reproduction of the Swim Party and cannot find it anywhere....would you mind sharing the link? I would be so grateful, as I can't afford the real deal, but this painting has always made my heart smile. My email is: kerrysmyth@gmail.com Huge thanks! Kerry Smyth, Seattle

    ReplyDelete
  60. I AM IN LOVE with your bathroom! I have been searching for so long for the reproduction of the Swim Party and cannot find it anywhere....would you mind sharing the link? I would be so grateful, as I can't afford the real deal, but this painting has always made my heart smile. my email is kellispettigrew@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  61. can you please send me the link to your reproduction of the Swim Party painting?

    kellispettigrew@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  62. I would love to know where you got your reproduction

    ReplyDelete

I'd love to hear what you think. I ♥ comments.

If you are asking a question, please be sure to type in your email address so I can respond directly to you.