Garden design by Botanical Decorators
Attention design lovers and do-gooders! You gotta see this house.
The Washington, D.C. Design House is on a mission to showcase designer talent and help bring healthcare to children in need. The Design House got its start in 2008 as a one-time exhibition for designers to raise money for a local charity by showing off their work. The showcase was such a success, it was made into an annual event, and they raised more than $1 million for Children’s National Health System in just six years! Pretty amazing, huh?
Now they’re back for their 7th year with a spectacular house filled with bold blues and cool greys. Every nook and cranny (inside and out!) of the 2014 house has been personally crafted by top area designers, so each space has a unique look but still flows seamlessly into the next.
Entry Garden by D&A Dunlevy Landscapers, Inc. | Facade by Rill Architects
See inside the Design House!
You know how you can live with something and think it’s great for years then one day you look at it and decide that it has to go — stat?! Well, that was me and the shower curtain in my guest bath. When I originally bought the Waverly “Norfolk Rose” shower curtain in 2007, I was going for a cozy cottage look and it fit the bill perfectly. Fast forward to 2014 and — while my taste is still traditional — my color preference has shifted to grays and blues and I like my patterns a little more graphic. Thus, the hunt for a new shower curtain commenced.
Here’s a peek of my guest bathroom before:
See how I updated for less than $25
Can you guess which flooring type belongs in this bathroom?
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You guessed correctly if you chose option C. Designer Brian Patrick Flynn replaced traditional cabinet hardware with elegant door knockers for an easy, budget-friendly way to give the vanity a custom look.
We randomly chose one person from the comments, and Martha C. is the winner of this month’s HGTV magazine, a notebook and HGTV Gardens plant markers. Congrats!
Check back next Wednesday to decorate a new space.
Last week, the HGTV.com, HGTVRemodels.com and DIYNetwork.com crews headed to New Orleans for The Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS). Put a bunch of industry nerds around beautiful new kitchen and bath products and, well, we gawk. As someone with contractor-grade bathrooms in a rental, I was swooning over the newest bathroom trends. Just the thought of a rain shower head makes me giddy.
From smart technology to chic new hardware, check out my favorite bath discoveries at this year’s KBIS.
Ann Sacks. Just … Ann Sacks.
Ann Sacks Tile & Stone
The Ann Sacks Scribe Collection featuring the etched herringbone tile backsplash was like walking into my dream bathroom. The backsplash was then paired with a black Italian marble vanity and flooring for a classic, glamorous look that was irresistible in person.
The Ann Sacks Chinois by Robert Kuo Collection feels soft and traditional, but the glazed tiles actually feature lines and patterns inspired by the Song and Tang dynasties.
If you’re seeking crisp lines and geometry, the ASC Modern Collection is for you. Circles, diamonds and squares all encompass these glazed tiles that feel balanced and simple.
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Carrot cake is one of my favorite spring desserts — it’s comforting, homey and just a little bit spicy. (Also, there is cream cheese frosting.) This Moroccan-inspired bathroom’s palette is like the design equivalent of the beloved cake: It not only matches the warm, neutral tones, but the worldly accent pieces, modern geometric tile and striped curtains add just enough spice to this mostly-neutral space.
Moroccan Bathroom :: Carrot Cake
I think I will have one of each: one inviting bathroom, one slice of cake. How about you?
Get more color palette inspiration from our previous Tuesday Huesday posts.
San Francisco Bay-area designer Kriste Michelini uses tile to create a divide between the wet and dry areas of the bathroom. She frequently experiments with unique combinations of tile and uses various tile shapes in the same marble material to create a sense of infinite space.
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This marble bath is pretty exquisite, yes? It’s very Lisa Vanderpump if you ask me.
If you’re like me and this summer’s (crazy!) record-breaking high temps have you looking for a weekend project that won’t cause you to break a sweat, then I have just the project for you: reviving your bathroom’s stained grout. Don’t worry, this is WAY easier than it sounds, costs less than $20 and no grinder or chisel is needed.
My sad bathroom floor before. This is the original 1950′s tile and, although you can’t tell, is a beautiful Robin’s egg blue.
When Bob Dylan said “everybody must get stoned,” he wasn’t singing about this fieldstone-tiled bathroom by Karen O’Brien of KOB Interior Design, but he should have been, because I think everyone ought to see this. Incredible, no?
Those walls! The curves and the fieldstone tile give this bathroom a warm, rustic feel that’s balanced perfectly with the glamour of the tub and chandelier. I’ve been seeing more stone as tile lately (see also: this supercool backsplash on Pinterest), but this scale is so dramatic. I’d almost welcome a hard day, just to have an excuse to come home and soak in this tub. Fieldstone, take me away!
[Via: Pinterest, House of Turquoise]
I live in New York City where square footage is at a premium, so I’m always on the lookout for clever storage solutions. The cabinet under the sink in my bathroom is bursting at the seams and there’s almost no counter space left, which makes this Over-the-Faucet Shelf very appealing to me.
Very crafty, Walmart! Now city dwellers will no longer have to carry all their personal grooming supplies into their tiny bathrooms every morning in travel toiletry bags that they store in their hall closet. (Not that I do that. Not at all.)