While working with the builder, Jack Scalice of Pigliavento Builders on the design for the Parade of Homes model, I had the great opportunity of designing the interior and exterior of the home with colors and decor as well as choosing tile, cabinetry and hardware.
Since the Riverwalk Development was near water and nature walkways, I wanted the colors and interior feel to be soft, with color shades of water. I love trying to design in unexpected ways…a discovery for all of the thousands of guests that walk through the home…something they may not have seen before. I also like to use products in different ways, use items on hand, or items found at a budget to repurpose.
For the Guest bath on the first floor of the 2012 Parade of Homes, I wanted to design something on the wall of the small bath that would fill the space, not take away from the pretty color on the walls, incorporate the existing window and be unique. I always keep a stash of frames that I find at various garage sales, thrift stores and auctions, and I thought this design would be the perfect project to use up some of the frames in a fun way.
I measured the wall space and on my garage floor, I laid out after several attempts, the best way that the frames would work in the space plus accounting for the spacing to hang. I wanted the frames to look like were suspended in space, including the window, all in the same color plus, since I thought if I used chain to hang them, it would add to the water/nautical feel of the rest of the house. I decided instead of having all the frames hang in their original colors, to paint them all white to match, so your eye just notices the shapes and not distracted by colors. I purposefully did not put anything inside, letting the color of the walls framed by the frame be the “art”. Even the toilet paper roll was “framed” The trickiest part was hanging the chain so that they all hung straight….fortunately, I had some helping hands with the builder and his wife to help with this installation!
For over the sink, I decided to paint the framed mirror white to match the other frames, plus added the same painted chain I used to hang the frames and, for fun, water bottle bottom rosettes in the corners. A few more painted frames hung over the toilet and towel bar to round out the white “art” on the walls.
I repurposed an antique commode to hold the glass vessel sink by having the back and a few drawers cut out in back to accommodate the faucet plumbing. The drawers were all lined in old book pages, with added vintage clear glass knobs to match the glass vessel sink.
All in all, the room was a success, and the new owners loved everything and wanted to keep it all! Best compliment I could receive!
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