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The Coolest Kid in School’s Bathroom

Playroom Bath | Covet Living Interiors

Y’all wanna vote on something far less mind-numbing than the election??  I’m currently designing 3 kids baths, which ps are about the most &#%@$ fun things, ever. This bathroom in particular is inside the playroom in one of my current projects. The sweet kiddo who holds court in these parts is in kindergarten, so Karrie’s giving me flack for it not reading “kid” enough…  however, here’s the thing about why I didn’t do a rubber ducky tile theme:

a) This kid is wise beyond his years – like a little old soul in a precocious 5-year old’s body.  He’s also def smarter than me, which makes him at LEAST 29.

b) The rest of the house is moving towards a very Santa Barbara, It’s Complicated vibe… but with a few modern touches.  Think unlacquered brass and antique rugs and steel doors & windows and Tabarka tile and clean-lined, cozy sofas. #nomnomnom.  So, I wanted to keep the look of this bath consistent with the rest of the house – yet still subtly playful.

c) Renovations are $-P-E-N-D-Y, and this bathroom needs to be able to grow with this little wizard, and/or be repurposed as a guest bath in a few years.  Here is an insightful article that you can click to view to understand the various techniques of going about the renovation. These doodles aren’t to scale – just designed to give you an idear of the finishes we’re working with.  The Tabarka tile will go on the floor… generally looking to do a calcatta gold marble countertop for the vanity, and an unlacquered brass faucet (this one is the Henry from Waterworks – I saw it yesterday at Cabochon and it was everything I could do not to lift it and sleep with it under my pillow at night… just kidding! #notreally).  Anyway, GO:


This one slays me.  Good luck getting me not to move in if this bath goes into my client’s house.
Playroom Bath | Covet Living


Close second favorite.  I love the play of the blues against the rose-colored unlacquered brass faucet, and the rusty hue in the tile.

Playroom Bath | Covet Living


I love the deep pigment of this vanity, and the playful shape of the tile.  OMG THIS IS LIKE TRYING TO CHOOSE A FAVORITE STAR IN THE SKY, fer cryin’ out loud.  That vanity color almost reminds me of Vegas Peacock, if you know what I mean…

Playroom Bath | Covet Living


We already nixed this one…. though it is baller, so I included it just for S’s & G’s.  The floor tile (Zaha 1 from Tabarka) is actually one of my favorites – brand new for them.  We would’ve done the vanity in Farrow & Ball’s Hague Blue, which is **basically** the most perfect color known to man… (a note on F&B: I’ve tried many times to match their colors, and you actually can’t do it.  Because they’re so perfect and so rich).  I’d take this bathroom any day, but the thing about a navy vanity + bistro sconce look is, I feel it’s been done.  Or it’s currently bein’ did, and circulating Pinterest the world over.  So, this one’s out for now.
Playroom Bath | Covet Living What say you, Campers??


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Dream a Little Dream (Kitchen)

Earlier this weekend, I ran across a “Dream Home: Covet Living” guest post I did for Paloma Contreras at La Dolce Vita.  It was a great little series that a lot of bloggers and designers contributed to, and essentially a post where each of us was asked to compile our favorite images and walk readers through what would constitute our dream home.  Anyhow… I realized that my style has grown-up some since then, so I started cooking up an updated version… and then that got so long that I decided to divide it up and do one post per room. It got me thinking, it might be time for us to undertake a new project. I think our kitchen might be due for a renovation. Perhaps you can let us know what you think?


1 – Jazz Pendant, Currey & Co (I know, I know… I used this glorious pendant in a Beach House Chic Mood Board recently, but I can’t help myself.  I’d put it in every beach house, outhouse, penthouse and pool house if I could.)

2 – Petite Alliance 4 in Terra Cotta & Marble, Tabarka Studio (for backsplash), Calacatta Gold Marble Slab (for countertops), Antiqued French Oak Flooring the color of driftwood (similar to shown)

3 – Milky-white cabinets with sliding glass uppers and oil rubbed bronze hardware (image HERE – designer unknown)

4 – Reclaimed Lumber Olivia Dining Table, CFC (slightly less expensive and a smidge more contemporary sister company to Noir)

5 – Colonial Cane Chair in Distressed Brown, Noir

6 – Paint Color: Down Pipe, Farrow & Ball, Lucite & Brass Pulls (similar to shown)

7 – Distressed Antique Brass Faucet, Waterstone

8 – Farmhouse Sink in Silicon Bronze, Rocky Mountain Hardware (eh, mah GAH.  nomnomnomnom.)

Happy Sunday!  I hope everyone is still in their sweatpants and eating pancakes and doing as little as possible.