Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Break-Out Bath: DC Design House

Have a small, dated bathroom you're dying to update? If so, then follow the lead of designer Christopher Patrick. Working with the bath's original brown and cream tiled floor, Christopher added in subway and accent tiles in contemporary patterns to create a luxurious retreat with a bit of an old-money vibe. Love this sleek vanity paired with modern pulls. This gem of a room is one of the stand-out spaces in the DC Design House and it's sure to get these designers noticed.
Here's Patrick with colleague Kaitlyn Andrews-Rice.
Notice how the subway tile runs both horizontally and vertically. Another great takeaway - hide an unsightly floor with a custom teak mat.

Christopher and Kaitlyn used Farrow & Ball's Ranelagh Wallpaper 18-23, Blazer No. 212, and All White 2005. This last photograph is by Robert Radifera, courtesy of the DC Design House.

DC Design House
April 14th - May 13th 2012
4951 Rockwood Parkway, NW, Washington, DC
Hours: Saturdays-Sundays 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.; Tuesdays-Fridays 10 a.m. to 3 p.m
Ticket price: $20


helen tilston said...

This is a beautiful bathroom - I love the wallpaper

Thanks for sharing


ArchitectDesign™ said...

love the wallpaper!

A Perfect Gray said...

very modern look, running the tile both ways, don't you think? christopher ain't so bad either...

pve design said...

Wonderfully witty and mod.
By the way, you have the original pve florist shop.
Hang on to it - maybe it will be worth something one day!:)

Carla Aston said...

Great wallpaper...wish I could go!

Jill said...

I have been watching this house develop while at the same time I have been working on the Baltimore Symphony Associates Show House. It opens later this month. I had a chance to do the master bathroom and I understand the challenges of trying to re-do a bathroom in a show house. Christopher came up with some innovative solutions for dealing with a dated bathroom without taking it all down to the studs. Great job!

Teresa at Splendid Sass said...

Everything you post leaves me wishing I was close enough to go! Great ideas here.
Thank you for sharing, Michele.

VictoriaArt said...

So, so fun! Love it! Modern and vintage at the same time!

Karena said...

Oh I really love it Michelle, great use of a small bath space!

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A Gift Wrapped Life said...

What a fabulous wallpaper!
Beautiful result, bet it was a showhouse favorite.
And wish I was closer. XO

Sanity Fair said...

Can't wait to see it in person - thanks for the sneak peak! If the rest of the house is as great as this room, it will be fab.


OK...I am in love with this gorgeous bath!

Lavender said...

You know it's always nice when someone does something different from the usual "trendy" decorating solutions for a small bathroom. I respect the effort. However, this one did not have the desired effect on me. After reading the comments I had to go back and look at the photos again just in case I missed something. Sorry to say, I'm still not liking this bathroom at all. It's not that I dislike anything in particular but rather all of the elements together. Reminds me a little of a patched-up 80's bathroom. I'm embarrassed to say I thought it was the "before" shot. Sorry to disagree.

Kerry @ Design du Monde said...

I am always sad when designers pull up vintage floor tile. The tile is great and I think the way they worked it into their overall design is genius. The accessories are awesome too.

home before dark said...

Love the wallpaper and the gutsy use of red paint on ceiling. I've grown so weary of white ceilings, especially with darker colors on walls. It reminds me of too short pants upside down.

Rmalik said...

Agree - they did a great job on this bath. It really stood out from the rest of the tour. Love how the integrated the existing tile floor (it still felt fully updated) down to how they styled the makeup nail polish. Details!



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