This week’s Room of the Week is a Little Rock riverfront master bath remodel that is a showstopper. With floor-to-ceiling tile, it gives these homeowners an elegant, spa-like retreat. Designers Scott Paterek and Tammie Weaver of Massimo Interior Design began the project with a cramped and confining space. The team worked with the 13-foot room width and placed the bath in a deep bay, with picture windows on three sides. Extended closets and space for the toilet were added behind the shower, which allowed for an entirely open and symmetrical room design. Identical floating Wenge wood vanities are situated opposite one another, and the mirror hanging above each reflects the river, further enhancing the expansive feeling of the space. We don’t think they missed one detail. We’ve hunted the web and gathered a few items to help you get the look. Read the full story online here or find a copy of the September “Kitchen & Bath” issue on newsstands.
Fayetteville homeowner Erin Bridges called upon designer Chris Goddard’s expertise after old man winter caused an unexpected bathroom renovation. Goddard, owner of Goddard Design Group, was already familiar with Bridges’ “classic, but with a twist” personal style, so he created a chic, sleek space with a transitional style. “I repeated several variations of three shapes–a circle, a twist, and a graphic line–to give the space layers and keep the eye moving,” Goddard explains. Pops of gold along with bold artwork add a touch of yellow—homeowner Erin Bridges’ favorite color—to the otherwise gray and white bath. The room’s style factor increased exponentially after this renovation, thanks to Goddard. Follow the links to shop the look with us. Read the full story online here or find a copy of the September “Kitchen & Bath” issue on newsstands.
This morning, we’re inspired by the mix of blues and gray used in this Little Rock master bathroom remodel. Scott Paterek and Tammie Weaver of Massimo Interior Design worked in close collaboration with the owners of a riverfront Little Rock home to renovate their master bathroom. Leslie Tetrev of Inside Effects offered her expertise in selecting natural surfaces. The team chose floor-to-ceiling glass tiles to wrap the room in two tones of grayish blue, creating a soothing, watery effect. When the homeowners approached Paterek with the idea of using blue hues—in a home otherwise decorated almost exclusively in neutrals—he knew that the palette he chose would need to carry a lot of gray, in order to avoid a jarring transition into the space. Read the full story online here or find a copy of the September “Kitchen & Bath” issue on newsstands.
In the mood for more? Scroll down to find our inspiration board below, which includes a mix of images and paint colors we gathered from around the web, all inspired by this blue-hued tiled master bathroom.
From editor in chief Diane Carroll: “Fun to see our friend Mona Thompson of Providence Ltd. included here, with a great roundup of guest bloggers talking about their favorite antique pieces. Love the Swedish style, and love Mona’s bathroom too (we featured her house in November of last year!). (2 Cents on Antiques (Via Fab Blog Friends) via Splendid Willow)
From art director Mandy Keener: “This makes me giddy! Love this & such a great cause.” (“Lisa Bengtsson for Save the Children” via decor8)
From advertising coordinator Laura LaRue: “Wow….you had me at frilly cake. These all look delicious. Beautiful images too.” (“Table for Two: Call Me Cupcake” via This is Glamorous)
From account executive Stevi Jackson: “Iâm so happy to have D Home back in blog world! I could curl up with a good book in a chair full of these silk pillows for a mini-vacation any day.” (“Vintage Scarves Make Pretty Pillows” via D Magazine)
From associate editor Paulette Pearson: “A beautiful tribute to mothers this holiday weekend from Coco+Kelley.” (Happy (Famiglia” Weekend” via Coco+Kelley)
In case you missed it:
Do you remember this space from our January issue? America’s leading green lifestyle expert Danny Seo green-ified a Little Rock bedroom especially for At Home.
And we’re completely thrilled to announce that the photoshoot provided inspiration for his new line of eco-friendly towels and bathmats! Love that hydrangea blue!
The Danny Seo Eco Existence towel has quick drying ringspun loops for energy-savings when drying and is less prone to smelly mildew when air-drying after use since it quickly wicks away moisture.
Available in September at dannyseo.com and TJ Maxx, it comes in a variety of nature-inspired colors including creamy white, seaglass green, hydrangea blue, desert kahki, bark brown, slate gray and bright white. “They are what I call my gorgeously green, super affordable towels so that everyone can bring eco-indulgence into their bathrooms,” says Danny.
Coordinating bath mats come in the same color palette.
Thanks to Danny, living green is becoming mainstream. Visit www.dannyseo.com for more info about his story, his passion for protecting the Earth, and his products. And for more green design tips from At Home, click here.
Wow. To say that we are fortunate to call illustrator Hannah Alexander a member of the At Home in Arkansas blog team would be an understatement. Hannah illustrated her little heart out for you this month! Here, her marvelous interpretation of a series of rooms featured in Lonny magazine–all tied together by the color green.
Get to know Hannah better and check out her adorable blog, Sundry Mumsy!
This month’s illustration is a quick rendering of my favorite use of green that I came across in Lonny magazine. I love the green curtains in contrast with the dark walls and muted browns. I think that green curtains are so unexpected in this room, and I love the use of unexpected.
*all images from Lonny
Illustration by Hannah Alexander
From editor in chief Diane Carroll: “This room has all my favorites–books, lots and lots of books, a dose of pink, sculptural Saarinen chairs, and even peonies. I’m ready to be invited to dinner.” (“Style idol: Minnie Mortimer” from Elements of Style)
From assistant art director Laura LaRue: “If this doesn’t brighten your Friday, I don’t know what will! My gray door, which I love, is a bit jealous. 🙂 Might have to bring a little sunshine to my porch too!” (“Old yeller” from Young House Love)
From associate editor/online editor Paulette Pearson: “Pretty sure this space would alleviate my dread of getting ready (drying hair, makeup, etc.) in the morning. Been dreaming of creating a bathroom and dressing room I can enjoy. This one is beautiful.” (“Gray and glamorous” from Shelter)
From account executive Stevi Jackson: “I love a good bold wallpaper â great examples of how to incorporate a graphic element into any room!” (“Add depth and interest with a feature wall” from Shayla Copas Interiors)
From marketing coordinator Megan Lindsey: “I was browsing Pinterest for some fun weekend DIY projects and stumbled upon this one. Vintage monogrammed frames. Super simple, and a great way to jazz up a wall in your bedroom or office! Get creative this weekend! Happy Friday, everyone!” (“Custom made vintage frames with letters” from Etsy)
Remember when we asked you to send photos of a boring bathroom to us, something we could make-over with color?
Here it is, reader and Facebook fan Betsy Orr’s bland bathroom in Rogers, and now you can see the bath makeover online as well.
El Dorado-based interior designer Andrea Brooks (another Facebook fan!) stepped up to the color challenge. Her colorful suggestions:
1. Paint the walls Sherwin Williams Open Air, a tranquil light blue that would give the room a feeling similar to this:
2. Paint the cabinet a deep blue/green, an affordable way to update a basic vanity. Here’s the paint and an idea of the end result:
3.Â Andrea suggests adding roman shades in a striped fabric that pulls the blue and green together.
Which would look similar to this on the window above the bathtub:
4. Then she suggests adding a range of accessories that would tie together the colors: a fabric for the vanity seat, art for the wall next to the tub, trays and bowls for the counter area, and new knobs/pulls for the vanity. (Art by Beverly McLarty, Backwoods Art & Frame Gallery; Accessories from Murphy Long Design, both in El Dorado).
We love the idea of tranquil blue bathroom, spiced up with some colorful accents. You can read the full story online in our Color Issue.
A few more blue baths to inspire you:
(Photos courtesy of House Beautiful, Country Living and Domino)
If you’ve done some bath making-over yourself, let us know about it! Enter our contest and you may be in our pages and on our blog too. We’d love to see your place.
Greetings to interior designer and HGTV star Candice Olson, who shared her new Kitchens & Baths book with At Home and offered two copies (one personalized and signed by Candice!) in honor of our Kitchen & Bath issue. Candice is a master at giving traditional spaces a fresh update, creating warmly modern rooms.
TO ENTER THE GIVEAWAY:
* Simply leave a comment on this post, and be sure to include your email address so we can contact you if you’re chosen. One winner will be selected at random. Visit our Facebook page on September 28, when we’ll announce who won!
Let us know which room best captures your style. Simply leave a comment to be entered in the book drawing, including a personalized, signed copy!
When we featured her blog, My Sweet Savannah, in our April Cottage issue, Melaine Thompson was as thrilled as can be. And as we’ve gotten to know her a little bit more, we’ve decided that she might be one of the sweetest and most enthusiastic bloggers out there! As a wife and mom, Melaine also manages to maintain a thriving blog that’s as lighthearted as she is. Hop on over to My Sweet Savannah and you’ll see right away why Miss Melaine has thousands of online followers.
I love to mix vintage and new in my home, which you can see in just about every room! Here are some of my favorites, along with images and tips to help At Home’s readers freshen up your homes this spring.
In my kitchen I used old wood numbers I found at a flea market to add a little whimsy above my kitchen window. These numbers are our address, but you could do a anniversary date, birth date, or any other memorable date for you!
In the guest bath I have hung fluffy white towels from a piece of vintage molding and wood turned into a coat rack.
Garage sale chairs get a coat of clean white paint. I made a simple slip for the seats out of old cotton feed and grain sacks acquired over time at garage sales, flea markets, and thrift stores.
Again, repurposing feed sacks into pillows.
I made these chunky wood frames out of vintage wood. The bottom 2 frames here I made out of new wood, painted and distressed to look old.
I love to decorate shelves with old books. Look for interesting colors with a great patina in a color that will go with the scheme in your home.
Craigslist is a great place to find vintage items for not much money. I picked up this hutch recently and it has the most perfectly imperfect chippy paint. I used old glass bottles to hold blooms out of our garden, and topped it off with another frame made out of vintage wood. Mix old and new dishes for an eclectic farmhouse look!
(All the photos were taken by me with the exception of the first 2. Those are by Kimberly Taylor of Mimi Charmante.)