Posts Tagged ‘Farrow & Ball’

A Bath Reborn

Wednesday, January 9th, 2013

With the anticipated arrival of our child, it was time to update the basement bathroom so that it could accommodate storage.  Here are the before and after photos.  We are very happy with the results and have so much storage space…who gets to say that in New York!?

Although the bathroom is small (3’6″ x 6’5″), there was way more potential than what was currently there.  Here’s what we did to make it larger visually and provide lots of storage.  The before:

The after:

What we did:

  • Update the floor from a dark navy/turquoise octagonal tile to white carrara mosaic.
  • Replace the pedestal sink with a custom vanity to store toilet paper, toiletries, medicines, etc.  It’s a bit taller than the pedestal so it is super easy to wash your face and hands; bending way over is not required!  We also added an outlet under the sink (inside the cabinet) to charge toothbrushes out of sight.
  • Update the 3-hole faucet with a single-hole faucet.  This creates less visual clutter.
  • Remove the wall mounted medicine cabinet and replace with a custom sized mirror to open the space.  The new mirror does not protrude into the room so you don’t feel as squished.
  • Remove the ceiling mounted light fixture and replace with two recessed cans.  The ceiling is already low so keeping the lights in the ceiling helps to open the space visually.
  • Update paint from beige to a soft gray-blue that works beautifully with the tile and marble countertop.


  • Paint – Farrow and Ball Pavilion Gray
  • Cabinet – Artistory
  • Slab – White marble, from found remnant
  • Faucet – Grohe
  • Lav – Elements of Style
  • Mirror – Custom
  • Knobs – Du Verre

Zig-Zag Patterns Galore!

Tuesday, July 12th, 2011

I’m totally obsessed with all the zig zag patterns out there.  But are they called herringbone, flame stitch or chevron?  Most people use them interchangeably.  After looking up the definitions of each, it’s true that they are the same; they all create a “v” pattern.  I think chevron is cut and dry zig-zag pattern whereas flame stitch tends to have zig-zags within the larger pattern that make it appear as if it were blending with the opposite color.  Herringbone seems to be used more-so to describe a tile layout or a fabric.   Long story short, I can’t find any clear cut difference.  And with that, here are a few of my favorite items.

apt therapy post

A picture posted on Apartment Therapy using Farrow & Ball paint; clever!


Cotton rug by Madeline Weinrib

Jane churchill fabric 1.jpg

Flame Stitch fabric by Jane Churchill

Beckwith interiors

Love this sofa by Beckwith Interiors. 

 Kimberly Lewis Wallpaper

Kimberly Lewis wallpaper.

ann sacks chevron tile

Ann Sacks chevron tile.

 zig zags

Frames:  Delta Girl; Skirt:  unknown; Shoe:  Missoni

charlie brown…and who can forget Charlie Brown!?  He was always sporting my favorite pattern.