space planning   |  material selection | project management

RIVERSIDE RETREAT: FROM BUILDER BEIGE TO VINTAGE ECLECTIC

When we originally toured this Riverside home, we saw a lot of potential.  One of the first things the homeowners said was, “This is the crappiest house we’ve ever bought!”  Not entirely true—the location is phenomenal—minutes to downtown yet just far enough way to not feel like you’re *really* downtown. However, the overall space was very builder grade—very beige and very boring. 

The goal was to give them a tranquil master bathroom that met their functional requirements—useable storage, a large shower, and better lighting—and complimented the homeowner’s style: an eclectic mix of vintage, craftsman, mid-century modern pieces.  The materials palette chosen is a subtle mix of grays and whites, contrasted by black accents and a mid-tone wood vanity.  

The vanity is a vintage, mid-century modern piece from one of our favorite local antique stores, Riverside Antiques.  MCM purists fear not: the previous top was a pretty beat up laminate, and our construction crew kept the plumbing so tight that only the top outside drawers were affected.  We then added a 6” mitered edge quartz top to achieve the standard vanity height.  The result is a beautiful custom vanity that fit the homeowners’ style perfectly. 

 Photo Credit: Brooke Mullins Photography