Sorry I have been terribly delinquent on posting. Things have been a hectic, Boho featured a Fashion Show last month, and the quake most recently shook us up.
I’m working on a remodel project for a built in 1950 (and featured in Sunset at the time). I want to share the process with you as we gut this simple home, drawing out the beauty that lies hidden within. Starting with…idea boards! Here’s my inspiration behind the rooms.
I’ve become obsessed with industrial steel windows, and hugely disappointed to find out that the cost way exceeds out budget. Instead, I’ve been scouring the salvage yards for large simple wood grid pane windows, which I have discovered I love just as much.
Industrial steel in the bathroom- I was lucky and scored a 5′ black grid window at Urban Ore in Emeryville for $65 for our guest bathroom.
I’m a bath girl, love me a claw foot tub! Which is exactly what I found, refurbished on Craigs list.
Copper pipe running up the wall for the shower. Brilliant.
When I discovered cement tiles in Buenos Aires it was lust at first site. We are using a soft gray white version of these in the guest bath. Perfect with the cast iron sink I scored!
Pedestal sink, yes please! I found a cast iron beauty at the junk yard to match my tub.
Paint scheme: Soft, refreshing neutrals
Saltillo Tiles: For the rest of the downstairs I’ve chosen octagon shaped saltillo tiles, inexpensive beauty at its best.
Staircase: I decided to go with painted wood. I’ve decided on a blue gray palette.
Thanks to those of you sticking through the thick and thin with me on the sporadic blogs! If you want to check out the fashion show here’s a link to the event.