Friday, June 7, 2013

Rustic Schoolhouse and Bathroom

One of the buildings on the Napa Farmhouse project is a stone schoolhouse where my clients will homeschool their kids. Someday it will transition to a beautiful guest apartment. Here was my exterior inspiration photo for the building:

She even looks like a school girl.

The look I'm going for is a rustic, post-industrial, Thomas Edison-esque greenhouse. I plan to fill it with scientific artifacts like old anatomy and botanical prints, natural curiosities, and tons of greenery. Greenery = Science. Greenery is also a must in all my projects. Check out the mood boards:

I've had fun sourcing cool elements to fit my theme, like the antique "serres," which are mini French greenhouses once used to germinate hothouse plants. I got them from Frederick P Victoria and Sons. We had them wired to make the perfect classroom light fixtures. 

Here are the Inspiration Boards for the full bath with walk-in shower:

The whole space will have the feel of a watershed, with crisp, clean accents of bright white enamel and polished nickel.

Faux wood ceramic planks from Ann Sacks will cover the floor and walls. The ceiling will be white plaster with hand hewn beams and the cabinetry is a warm gray (Farrow and Ball Charleston Gray), which brings out the gray tones in the faux wood tile. All of these elements are pulled together with the pebble shower floor.

My rough sketch

Ready for their close-ups..

Ralph Lauren Fulton Sconce

Here is how it will look against that Ann Sacks Rustico tile.

Rohl Faucet. So schoolhouse-chic.

Ann Sacks Bali tile on the shower floor pulls warm grays and browns together.

Ann Sacks Rustico

Burnished steel medicine cabinet with a polished nickel handle.

How amazing is that sink, in the photo with the boys! Because we couldn't do that sort of trough sink, I'm taking a slight risk and having the fabricator bring our white stone countertop up the wall, like a giant backsplash. Sort of a modern take on the trough sink. The faucet will be wall-mounted on the stone. (Fingers crossed.) 

I'll be sure to share when we get a little further past this... 

Have a great weekend!

1 comment:

  1. Very nice idea for schoolhouse using rustic tile .
    Thank you for sharing these with us.


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