If You Only Have One Bathroom... Knock it Out of The Ballpark!

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We often encounter homes with design and function issues that can hinder a sale. Our suggestions in the cases of small kitchens, bedrooms, or bathrooms is to turn a minus into a plus, preferably without knocking down walls.

We consulted on this bathroom redesign in Forked Island, Louisiana several months ago, and then when it was finished we came back to stage it. It may be the only bathroom on the main level, shared by two bedrooms (including the master), and a windowless one at that, but it is truly a "destination" to be enjoyed in tranquil style.

We turned a $40 mid-century Asian-inspired dresser into a vanity complete with a vessel sink, took a 1930's shiny chrome chandelier original to the house and rehabbed it with oil-bronze paint and new crystals, added 2 panels of cream sheers to soften the rock wall (and add a touch of femininity), and added one of our custom works of art over the tub to create a "view".

Sometimes, in small spaces, we have found there is no such thing as "too much drama", and the stunted absolutely can become stunning.

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Rainmaker
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Cameron Novak
The Homefinding Center - Corona, CA
Featured Corona Real Estate Agent Team

Very cool... It looks like it belongs in a castle in Germany somewhere.  thanks for the pics.

Nov 26, 2010 08:47 PM #1
Rainmaker
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John McCarthy
Bean Group Portsmouth NH - North Hampton, NH
Realtor - Seacoast NH

Michelle,

Amazing how a few small touches can make a dramatic change. Nice photos! This is a great place to showcase your work. Thank you.

Nov 26, 2010 10:38 PM #2
Rainer
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Kathy Burke
Sensational Home Staging~~Danville, CA - Danville, CA
S.F. East Bay Home Staging

The sheers were a brilliant idea!  They really do soften the rock and add drama and sophistication....love to see the unexpected in a stylish room like this one!  Well done!!!

Nov 27, 2010 02:22 AM #3
Rainer
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Sally Weatherley
EXIT STAGE RIGHT - Vancouver, BC
Vancouver Home Staging, Home Stager Vancouver, B.C

Michelle - Talk about drama!  This bathroom sure has it!  Love the way you softened and lightened up the room with the side panels. 

Nov 27, 2010 02:27 AM #4
Rainmaker
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Ginger Foust
Certified Staging Professional - Oakhurst, CA
Home Stager Oakhurst CA, Dream Interior Redesign & Staging

Very dramatic indeed!  Love all of your specific touches Michelle. 

Also love the stacked stone wall. Do you know the origin of it?  I'm looking at several different options for my own house.  El Dorado stone, panels???

 

Nov 27, 2010 12:53 PM #5
Rainmaker
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Cathy Lee
CL Design Services Home Staging - Danville, CA
ASP, IAHSP, RESA Danville, CA

The shears created the perfect softness! Stunning!

Nov 27, 2010 02:03 PM #6
Rainer
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Michelle Molinari
FEATURE THIS... Real Estate Staging & Interior Decor - Lafayette, LA
Feature This Real, Estate Staging & Curb Appeal Concepts

Thanks ya'll! We thought it came out pretty spectacular in the end!

Ginger- it's genuine stacked slate veneer, not El Dorado manfactured veneer (which I love, btw!)

~Michelle

Nov 27, 2010 02:32 PM #7
Rainmaker
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Ginger Foust
Certified Staging Professional - Oakhurst, CA
Home Stager Oakhurst CA, Dream Interior Redesign & Staging

Thanks Michelle...hmmmm, since the background on you blog is stacked stone, I kinda guessed that you might like it.  I want to build a entertainment center and bookshelf wall with a stacked stone facade and I'm having problems deciding on the right (less hassle) product. 

Nov 28, 2010 02:32 AM #8
Rainmaker
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Melissa Marro
Keller Williams First Coast Realty - The Marro Team - Orange Park, FL
Jacksonville Real Estate and Home Staging

wonderful and very romantic for a bathroom.... love all the touches.

Nov 28, 2010 01:37 PM #9
Rainer
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Michelle Molinari
FEATURE THIS... Real Estate Staging & Interior Decor - Lafayette, LA
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Ginger - go for the El Dorado. If you ever want to add more stone elememts the color will be consistent since it is man made. Plus, you don't have to tear up the environment to get it.

Thanks Melissa. I wanna sneak back in this house and take a bath myself!

~Michelle

Nov 29, 2010 02:10 AM #10
Rainmaker
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Leanne Zumbrunnen
Showhomes of Kansas City - Lenexa, KS

I love the contrast in this room - Chandelier against a stone wall!  Fantastic!

Nov 29, 2010 06:27 AM #11
Rainer
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Michelle Molinari
FEATURE THIS... Real Estate Staging & Interior Decor - Lafayette, LA
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Thanks Leanne!

The homeowner gave us two of these original fixtures, all discombobulated in a box. Between the two of them, there were not enough parts to refurb even one completely. But, we did it, and they are both spectacular and no one believes they are nearly 80 years old.

I think it is just the right blend of masculine vs. feminine in this room.

~Michelle

Nov 29, 2010 08:06 AM #12
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Ginger Foust
Certified Staging Professional - Oakhurst, CA
Home Stager Oakhurst CA, Dream Interior Redesign & Staging

Michelle we have El Dorado stone in several other locations here but I hate working with the mesh wire and the scratch coat, especially inside.

Nov 29, 2010 03:44 PM #13
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