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Two Baths from Brooklyn Heights Designer Showhouse Get Color Happy

Two Baths from Brooklyn Heights Designer Showhouse Get Color Happy

A historic residence will get the star remedy

Brooklyn Heights Designer Showhouse bathroom remodel

The Brooklyn Heights Affiliation kicked off its second showhouse situated within the historic neighborhood. Persevering with its mission to protect outdated houses for 21st-century dwelling, they invited 15 designers to put their magic among the many rooms within the wood-framed home. Tapped to assist with two toilet renovations—the powder room and youngsters’ toilet—designer Kim Tomasino was matched with a normal contractor from Sweeten, a free service connecting renovators and designers with vetted contractors. Scroll right down to see the design sweet she created or visit the showhouse in individual by means of November third. 

PROJECT: Transform two outdated bogs within the Brooklyn Heights Designer Showhouse

LOCATION: 13 Pineapple Avenue, Brooklyn, New York 

RENOVATION TEAM: Sweeten general contractor and inside designer Kim Tomasino

INTERVIEW WITH: Inside designer Kim Tomasino

showhouse bathroom befores(Above) Befores of the powder room (left), and youngsters’ toilet (proper)

wallpapered bathroom (Above) Children’ toilet

Sweeten: Are you able to inform us about this 12 months’s Brooklyn Heights Designer Showhouse?

Kim: This 12 months’s showhouse is an early 19th-century Federal wood-frame residence in Brooklyn Heights.

Sweeten: What have been the areas you renovated?

Kim: I labored on the ground-level powder room and prime ground youngsters’ toilet. They have been rip-and-replace initiatives with new sinks, bogs, bathe equipment, and tile, together with floor tiles. They have been each transformed on a really brief deadline.

bathroom towel racks

bathroom shower

Sweeten: What was your imaginative and prescient for the areas?

Kim: I all the time need to obtain a clear look, with up-to-date designs which can be trendy and have a little bit of a wow issue. A thinly planked ceiling was one thing I saved seeing. I assumed a fish and bamboo have been an amusing combo for the children’ bathtub! I additionally needed to intensify the scalloped ceiling fixture and by portray it white (high-gloss lacquer) and never leaving it pure, it stood out extra. 

The prevailing powder room had built-in cabinets that held towels nevertheless it was awkward becoming them in there. I needed to maintain towels behind the bathroom, so I discovered chrome racks that lined up about six towels in a row. It was cute and efficient.

Sweeten: Are you able to describe a few of the supplies you used?

Kim: Each bogs have been small and making the baths really feel bigger is unconscious, within the colours I elect. The entire pure supplies assist to offer it that breathability. Within the powder room, minimal water is splashed, so one huge sisal bathtub mat with a enjoyable sample wrapped round the bathroom and sink labored nice!

I had been utilizing brass loads not too long ago and it was refreshing to make use of chrome within the bogs. The tiles have been additionally an ideal possibility for protecting the children’ toilet wanting clear. The largest problem was the bamboo ceiling. When it was lastly put in it was very rewarding and a aid!

Pedestal sink bathroom (Above & Beneath) Powder room

powder room remodel

Sweeten: How did your contractor make it easier to get the venture achieved?

Kim: My contractor’s tile work actually revamped the whole area. He was nice!

Sweeten: Do you may have any renovation or design suggestions for future renovators?

Kim: Be sure to make use of advisable sources from your skilled. It saves you quite a lot of grief.

The showhouse shall be open by means of November 3, 2019. Click here to buy tickets.

KID’S BATHROOM RESOURCES: Ground tiles, bathe wall tiles: Walker Zanger. Fish College wallpaper, window remedy cloth: Schumacher. Bathe fixtures: Ferguson. Ceiling protecting: Forever Bamboo. Sink console, rest room: Signature Hardware. Ceiling mild fixture: Soane Britain.  Artwork Deco shell sconces: Self-importance mirror/drugs cupboard: Serena & Lily. White lacquer gloss paint: Ressource.

POWDER ROOM RESOURCES: Rest room sisal ground rug: Curran. Brighton Your Pavilion wallpaper, window remedy cloth: Meg Braff Designs. Ceiling wallpaper: Ionian Sea Linen by Ralph Lauren. Key West pedestal sink: Mirabelle. Mirror: Chairish. Bathroom: Signature Hardware. Sconces: Soane Britain. Towel bar: Mirabelle. Paint in Terregone: Ressource.


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