Our new office bungalow is still a construction zone, but we are starting to see some progress! As you can imagine, we do not have any ‘after’ photos to share just yet, but we did want to preview some of our selections and share the thought process behind those choices for the second bathroom we are renovating. Here are some of the behind the scene details for our ‘conference’ bathroom.
The walls of the bathroom will be painted in Farrow & Ball Slipper Satin. The chalky off-white color is inspired by the color of traditional ballet slippers. It is a soft neutral that serves as a lovely backdrop for our other bathroom fixtures.
Slipper Satin is listed as of one Farrow Ball’s traditional neutrals. The paint is timeless and will work with homes that are old or new, a perfect fit for our historic bungalow.
Slipper Satin is applied to the walls in the photo below. If you are interested in understanding the science of paint pairings, Farrow & Ball has a very helpful post on neutral paints and how to pick a neutral based on the lighting and style of your home. Here is the link to the post!
Photo Credit: Farrow & Ball
We will also replace the flooring in this bathroom with Montauk Blue 6 x 24 inch slate tiles. They will be laid in a brick pattern as shown and we will be using a dark charcoal grout color between the tiles. The dark grout is a great choice for a commercial location as we will get a lot of foot traffic and the darkness will help keep our floors from looking dingy over time. That said, even in our residential selections we tend to chose a grout that will ‘disappear’ and we always ask the contractor to make the grout line as small as possible. Our goal is to have you focus on the full room, not a lot of lines on the floor!
Even our sink will have its very own style moment in our new conference bathroom. We selected a hand-honed limestone vessel sink in deep gray and paired it with an antique bronze faucet. The dark gray limestone sink is buffed to a matte finish and curved to a shallow U-shape. It has a lovely, unique profile.
We are going to have the countertops and backsplash fabricated from Silestone’s newest collection, The Eternal Series, in charcoal soapstone. Soapstone is a classic countertop selection, but does come with some maintenance. We are excited to see how this latest product (a quartz that has the look of soapstone but no hassle), performs in our own space.
Our secondary bath is very deep but not wide. We barely have 24″ for the sink/base. With this space challenge we selected a metal leg console sink. It gives a modern twist to the pedestal lavatory. It is available in four finishes, but we of course went with antique bronze to keep our fixtures consistent in this room. This style of stand is a classic and a stylish solution for small spaces like a powder bath.
Mirror & Lighting
Since we only have 24″ for the sink base, the goal was to stay within that same width perimeters for the mirror and sconces. We are big believers in side sconces in a bathroom, as opposed to overhead lighting. They are more practical and flattering. However, they can also take up precious space. We found a very tall but slim pair of antiqued bronze sconces to flank either side of the mirror. The mirror also lends some of that aged appearance with an antiqued mirrored tile bordered detail. Coordinating the finishes (dark and aged) will help tie the bathroom elements together.
Our big reveal of our new space is just weeks away. We are so excited for the next chapter of our business and we hope you are too.
As a reminder, we are still fully operational on Burnet Road. (Our last day in our current Burnet location is Wednesday, December 13th.) Everything is 30% off in our store until we close shop on Burnet. We hope to see you!