Southern Bathroom ASCP Style

Hey ya’ll and welcome back,

I have hit the home road at a running pace, not only with work but with grandkids catching up on Nana time from the month I was at Kelli’s in New York.  So an apology is due for no post last week. I had a SUPER SURPRISE while in NY in the form of a gift to me from my G-daughter. It was a framed picture showing three different poses of her sitting in a chair holding a picture frame. The first was her saying “hushhhhh”  holding a picture frame that said “I have a secret”. The second pose was of her looking down at the frame that said “I’m gonna be a Big Sister” and the third frame was her with a wide-eyed, mouth-open surprised look on her face with the frame saying “November 2013”. WOW, my Kelli is pregnant! Ya know what that means….

So this week is a continuation of the home from my last post with the built-in Emperor’s Silk bookcase. This is her new master bathroom. I love the ship-lap walls above the bead board. Not to mention the beautiful beveled oak hardwood floorsMy client found her inspiration for the bathroom counters from Pottery Barn and Old White was the color. Again, she is pulling in one of her favorite colors…red.

B's bathroom straight pic

As you can see there are His/Her vanities with granite counter tops and lovely mirrors. Notice her art work between the windows, you’ll love the crab picture in another photo. She brings in such wonderful country, southern and cajun designs and it all works so well in her home. Love those floors too.

I didn’t show the custom shower except in the reflection of this fabulous mirror. It has a rain shower along with the personal shower. They have a seat ledge the full length of the shower. Talk about indulgence!

B's b/r mirror w/shower reflection

B's cabinet doors

I love french, Natchitoches influence of the fleur de lis on her drawer pulls.

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The claw-foot tub is waiting for someone to say “Calgon take me away!” Okay…does that phrase from an old commercial tell how old I am? That’s okay…cuz if you  remember it you’re right up there with me. 🙂 The shelf has crystal door knobs  for holding the towels and burlap flowers.

B's tub w/towel rack

See the window in this view? I featured last week the reclaimed doors that led into this bathroom and on the wall to the left is a small window that overlooks this tub. I love this window that overlooks the tub…in the master suite…just saying. 🙂

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If you look at the ceiling you will see the tongue-and-groove wood with ship-lap walls above the bead boarding. Not to mention that  colorful, partyin’ cajun, happy crab.

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Ya got to love these door plates with crystal knobs.

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Now get ready for this door lovers. There is an old repurposed five-paneled door behind the toilet! She tells her G-Kids that ” it is the door that leads to nowhere”. Ha! Who woulda thunk to do this!                                                                                                                                                     

B's commode door                                                                                                                                 

I had so much FUN on this project…of course I say that about every one that I do. I love to see the personalities of each of my clients and how it comes to life in their homes. I hope ya’ll have enjoyed this as much as I did in working on it.

I want to give a shout-out to the great people I worked with. Please find their FB page and give ’em a “like”.

Modern Upgrades/Tim Molan – Shower tile work

Prothro Construction/Charles Prothro Contractor

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Emperor’s Silk Builtin Bookcase

Hey Ya’ll and welcome back,

Most of you know I am at my daughter’s on Long Island. I just have to tell you this is what I left at home…Japanese Magnolias in full bloom.

Jap Magnolias …and this is what I came to…

Snow in K's back yard

WOW! Both are beautiful in their own right and I love that I can have both. 🙂 My time here is fast coming to an end though…WAY TOOOOOO FAST! Ah well…..

This week I will be featuring my next home reveal. YAY!!! I am very excited about this because my client has such wonderful balance of decor in her home, from country to modern, from old to new. It all seems to work so well together and complements each other instead of one overwhelming the other. Their home is on the beautiful Cane River that runs through Natchitoches, LA. This river is really a huge lake that was made after Red River changed its course and left this lake. This is “the” Red River that starts in the Texas Panhandle and flows over 1,000 miles down to our little town of Natchitoches.

We initially installed hardwood floors in their home approximately three to four years ago. The floors are oak with hand-beveled edges. I say hand beveled because we beveled each and every board, they were not factory done. The boards differed in widths from three, four and five inches. This along with the beveled edges really added to the custom look. They were stained with MINWAX English Walnut and finished with a satin oil-based polyurethane.  They recently added an addition to enlarge their master bedroom suite. This included adding another bath, HUGE-DREAMY-custom closet, laundry room, and wonderful home office. This addition also included a built-in bookcase on one side of their fireplace in the living area. This bookcase is what I will be featuring this week.

She wanted the bookcase to look like two pieces of furniture so she chose the top part to be Old White with dark wax. The TV was to go in the center with two glass-door-enclosed sides with adjustable shelving. The doors had fluted trim with corbels on top.

My client loves red and it is a color used in her decor all through her home so the bottom color was Emperor’s Silk distressed to Arles. I had been wanting to paint with Emperor’s Silk and Arles for soooooo long and now I have the chance. I was so excited that my clients had been choosing the very colors I wanted to use.

B's full bookcaseThe red and white pulls were installed with the colors of the pulls being opposite the painted color.  The red pulls on the Old White and the white pulls on the Emperor’s Silk.

B's Side case with lights

B's O/W bookcase corbel

B's bookcase door pull

B's b/c fluted trim in ES

B's b/c in ES door pull

You can see the dark wax in the bead board. It is so pretty.

I have several other things I love in her home that I want to share with you. The antique doors that led into her new master bath were purchased in Lafayette, LA. Because the floors were stained she wanted to leave the doors in their natural state.

B's b/r doors

B's entrance to m b/r suite

The next great thing I want to share is the light fixture in the laundry room. Can you see what it is?

B's l/r light fixture

Door knob plates! I’m not sure about ya’ll but I haven’t ever seen this before! I love this mixture of old and new. Here are the shutter doors she bought to go into this room and also her custom closet.                                                                                                                                            

B's shutter doors

Ahhhh…those beautiful oak floors.

So what do you think? If you have enjoyed this just wait until next week when you see her master bath.

Thank you so much for stopping in and sharing our southern homes and don’t forget to say hi.

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Close the Barn Door! Oh Yea!…its a Headboard Now!

Hey Ya’ll and Welcome back,

It’s a Nana’s world! I guess that’s all I can say when you have four of the most beautiful grandchildren in the world!….NOOOO there’s no partiality here! HAHA.  Actually, I have three that I can hold now and my sweet four-year-old that I will hold again. There is a reason why grandchildren and grandparents both have the word GRAND in front of each! We are made for each other and don’t we know it. The little ones know that with grandparents it’s spoil time and we grandparents have SOOOO much fun doing it. My two local grandkids call for weekend time and most mornings I get a phone call all the way from New York with my three-year-old wanting to do Facetime. What would we do without technology! It’s the next best thing to being there. It’s a GRAND time!

This week I have made three barn doors into a king-size headboard. My client called sometime around November but with all of our differing schedules it was just recently that we connected to decide the details on the headboard. She saw these doors leaning up against an old barn and of course the brakes were applied and the car was put into reverse. All the while her husband was asking “…you want to do WHAT with those rotting doors?!” It’s called VISION. 🙂

Doors for headboard

If you look at the bottom of these doors you can see how they had started to rot. We decided that we liked the look of the rotted rough edges and wanted to leave that look. We took measurements of the king-size bed and decided the headboard needed to be 84″.  Because these doors are made from beaded lumber (tongue and groove) we my brother removed four of the boards from one door and would use it in the middle with the two full-size doors on each end. I really did not want there to be “new” lumber on the back of this headboard so we re-used the four boards we removed to frame the back for support.

Back of headboard

When we removed the boards from each side of the door we still had the original “Z” brace left. We cut off the extra brace but left approximately one inch on each side to attach the other two doors. You can see the boards on the bottom and top used to brace and hold the shape of the doors. I love that we still kept the old look even on the back side. It’s like sewing and needle work, if someone looks at the back you want it just as neat as the front. 🙂 The headboard will then be attached to the bed frame and Voila! it’s done.

Annie Sloan DuckEgg Blue was the color chosen with Old White peaking through. The color of this aged wood was a beautiful gray and I couldn’t have found a better color to distress to if I had wanted to. I love, love, love this headboard. It was such a fun project and I love that my clients trust me to make their “vision” happen.

Full shot headboard

Here are the beautiful details.

side view of door knob hole

A view of the rotted well-worn top. :).

Well-worn top

knot

Well that’s it for this week. Thank you so much for stopping in and saying hi. You can also visit me on Facebook at SouthScape Designs and please give me a big shout out and a “like”. I love hearing from you. I’ll see ya’ll next week. You’re gonna love what I share then!

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