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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.  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:

1 – COPPER PATINA

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

2 – SKY BLUE & RUST

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

3 – BLUE HEAVEN

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

4 – NAVY, NIXED

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??

xoxo,

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Casa Covet Living: Kitchen Finishes

Hey Camps!  We have GOBS to share with you – including the final layout we chose – but for today, Karrie & I have been on the horn since 6:30am today trying to dial in her (and Tim’s – oosie!) kitchen finishes.  They have a lovely and *cough* “efficient” contractor running the job who informed me on Thursday that he needed them ASAP. And I was all “YES DRILL SER-GEANT!!!”

YES DRILL SERGEANT

…and then I called Karrie and we were all:

oh fudge

SEH.  We’ve been hovering around a few options for awhile… we basically want this kitchen to feel like a combination of the vibe from It’s Complicated, Gracias Madre and with a Kishani Perera twist.  And if that trio of things didn’t just make you soil your drawers, then you’re nuts.  We are trying to keep it classic without being boring.  Yadda yadda.  Here are the 4 options we’re down to… and I’ll tell you about these finishes what Joan Rivers used to tell the camera about red carpet walkers’ dresses: THEY ALL LOOK AMAZING IN PERSON, and don’t always translate via the camera.  K here you go:

Casa Covet Living Remodel: KITCHEN OPTION 1

PERIMETER CABINETRY: White

PERIMETER COUNTERTOP: Black (Granite or silestone)

OPEN SHELVING: Rustic/Distressed/Reclaimed

BACKSPLASH: White subway, medium grey grout, Tabarka Nord inset behind range

ISLAND CABINETRY: Rustic/Distressed Finish

ISLAND COUNTERTOP: Calcutta Marble or Silestone lookalike (Lagoon)

BARSTOOLS: Upholstered in Carolina Irving’s Aegean Stripe in Plum/Saffron

ISLAND PENDANTS: Arteriors’ Noreen Pendant

SCONCES (on either side of sink): Ro Sham Beaux’s Piper Sconce

Casa Covet Living: KITCHEN OPTION 2

PERIMETER CABINETRY: White

PERIMETER COUNTERTOP: Calcutta Marble or Silestone lookalike (Lagoon)

OPEN SHELVING: Rustic/Distressed/Reclaimed

BACKSPLASH: White subway, medium grey grout, Tabarka Nord inset behind range

ISLAND CABINETRY: Navy

ISLAND COUNTERTOP: Calcutta Marble or Silestone lookalike (Lagoon)

BARSTOOLS: Upholstered in Carolina Irving’s Aegean Stripe in Plum/Saffron

ISLAND PENDANTS: Custom (inspiration: Gracias Madre’s Bar Pendants)

SCONCES (on either side of sink): TBD

Casa Covet Living Remodel: KITCHEN OPTION 3

PERIMETER CABIENTRY: White

PERIMETER COUNTERTOP: Calcutta Marble or Silestone lookalike (Lagoon)

OPEN SHELVING: Rustic/Distressed/Reclaimed

BACKSPLASH: White subway, medium grey grout, Tabarka Izmir 1 inset behind range

ISLAND CABINETRY: Navy

ISLAND COUNTERTOP: Calcutta Marble or Silestone lookalike (Lagoon)

BARSTOOLS: TBD

ISLAND PENDANTS: Custom (inspiration: Gracias Madre’s Bar Pendants)

SCONCES (on either side of sink): TBD

Casa Covet Living Remodel: KITCHEN OPTION 4

PERIMETER CABIENTRY: White

PERIMETER COUNTERTOP: Calcutta Marble or Silestone lookalike (Lagoon)

OPEN SHELVING: Rustic/Distressed/Reclaimed

BACKSPLASH: Hazy Grey/Blue “Linen” Subway – aka one of those ones that doesn’t translate.  This is GORGEOUS in person and has a texture to it that actually looks like linen.  Also bluer in person.  Comes in a 1×6 and a 4×12 too vs. a standard 3×6 subway.

ISLAND CABINETRY: Navy

ISLAND COUNTERTOP: Calcutta Marble or Silestone lookalike (Lagoon)

BARSTOOLS: Upholstered in Carolina Irving’s Aegean Stripe in Plum/Saffron

ISLAND PENDANTS: Custom (inspiration: Gracias Madre’s Bar Pendants)

SCONCES (on either side of sink): TBD

Floor’s yours kids!  What’s your vote??

xoxooxox!

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