REVEAL: Irvington Dutch Colonial Bathroom Transformation


The next space we're revealing from our Irvington Dutch Colonial remodel is this gorgeous bathroom renovation. Even though this room now looks cohesive with the rest of this classic home, it wasn't always this way...

Like the kitchen, this bathroom felt dated and out of place in this classic home before it's transformation. The vanity, bath surround and counter-top surfaces all felt outdated and inconsistent with the feel of this classic home.

Scroll through the before photos below.

Because this bathroom is the only full bath in this lovely home, it also had to function really well for the whole family. They wanted modern updates and fixtures, but with a vintage feel.

We pulled some inspiration photos to guide our design process. We knew we wanted to chose materials that felt authentic to the architecture of this 1920's home. We looked for photos that conveyed a classic yet modern style. We liked the classic pedestal sink and medicine cabinet from this photo...

And paint color and serene feel of this photo...

Now that we had our inspiration, we starting pulling together our material palette. Working with our client, we chose a Carrara Quartz counter from Pental for the top of the built-in cabinetry, a classic white subway tile for the shower surround and a vintage-style 1x1" hex tile for the floor. As for paint colors, we chose blue-grey Benjamin Moore Sterling for the walls and a complimentary Shaker Gray for the built-in cabinet.

Once we had landed on our materials, we got to work sourcing the fixtures. We chose a classic pedestal sink and toilet from Kohler's Memoir line, period appropriate plumbing fixtures from Mirabelle, and beautiful matching vanity and sconce lighting from Schoolhouse Electric.

Now this bathroom not only feels authentic to the architecture of the home, it also provides all the updated amenities one would need for a busy family.

Stay tuned next week when we share the home of a well traveled couple who settled down in a funky Northeast Portland home to start a family. It's a super fun journey!

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