June 4, 2012

Renovation: In Progress

Renovation

Here’s the next post on my home renovation.  I’ve decided to mix sleek modern with a little bit of retro.  I absolutely love the challenge of pulling together completely different styles from other time periods, and making them work.  My theory?  I’ll be less likely to tire of a single style than if I fused several to keep it fresh and unique.

1. Wallpaper can be used as much or as little as you like.  “Deco Diamond” from Graham & Brown, a whimsical pattern reminiscent of the glamorous 1930s, has a touch of femininity, color and texture that a mere painted wall does not.  I don’t plan on papering an entire room with “Deco Diamond” but I will use it on accent walls, and it will be all the pop I’ll need.  2. A sliding door room divider delineates space creating movement and flow between rooms.  Dividers mark a journey transitioning from one area to another, and in New York, that’s an achievement!  This one is from Sliding Door Company. 3. This sweet and simple vanity, from PlumberSurplus.com is perfect for our small-kitchen-turn-dressing room.  The water line was already there, so why not indulge in a little luxury and install a compact 18” wide sink?  4. When it comes to shower doors, the ones I love best are the ones I can’t see!  I found this ultra modern frameless enclosure with a sliding door on rollers from PlumberSurplus.com, as well.  This design will accentuate the clean, zen look I'm looking for.  5. The wood vanity is a dark wenge finish with a linear silhouette.  I thought a tubular sink faucet with slight curves would soften the look.

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I love every one of these selections! We have very similar sliding doors in our condo. I love how the frosted material delineates, but still lets light in, creating a modern, zen-like element that also saves space (no need to provide clearance for swinging doors!)

Love the idea of mixing in post modern. Very unexpected!

That shower door is fantastic. I also hate badly designed shower enclosures. This one is so sleek!

Thanks for the Plumbersurplus source. I've never been sure about buying major bath purchases from the web.

You're making me into a huge wallpaper fan, and I've usually avoided it. Thx!!

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