Bathroom
Apr 1, 2016

Dated dingy bathroom gets a dramatically glam renovation

By: Style at Home

Dated dingy bathroom gets a dramatically glam renovation Author: Style At Home

Bathroom
Apr 1, 2016

Dated dingy bathroom gets a dramatically glam renovation

By: Style at Home
How’s this for brave? Blogger and designer Christine Dovey tackled a reno of her 45-square-foot master bathroom while hundreds of people watched – and commented – online.


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Dated dingy bathroom gets a dramatically glam renovation

The before

The bathroom wasn’t an eyesore, but shoddy workmanship from a 2006 renovation meant the space was past its best-before date.

By: Style at Home Source: Ashley Capp Credits: Style at Home

Dated dingy bathroom gets a dramatically glam renovation

The challenge

Christine Dovey’s bathroom renovation was part of the One Room Challenge, an online event where 20 designers have six weeks to complete a project, sharing process photos as they go.

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Dated dingy bathroom gets a dramatically glam renovation

The mood board

Christine used PowerPoint to help her imagine the finished product. “In my head, the design worked, but making a collage is the easiest way to verify that,” she says. Here’s how she did it. Step 1: Shoot Christine took pictures of items she already had, imported them into the program and erased the backgrounds using a special tool. Step 2: Collect Next, she searched online and copied and pasted images of the things she planned to buy (like the toilet and towel rack) directly into the document. Step 3: Layer To build the background, Christine duplicated images of the wall and floor tiles. Visual perspective is important for a realistic effect.  Step 4: Play The final step involved arranging the images on the background. “It’s about 95 percent accurate to how the room turned out,” she says.

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Dated dingy bathroom gets a dramatically glam renovation

The reveal

The existing vanity got a fresh coat of pale-grey paint. Christine mounted the lucite toilet paper holder discreetly on its side.

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Dated dingy bathroom gets a dramatically glam renovation

Elegant art

Framed artwork gives the bathroom a decorated look, making it feel like a lived-in space.

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Dated dingy bathroom gets a dramatically glam renovation

Flowing through

A glass shower wall is barely visible, allowing the tiles to be the room’s focal point.

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Dated dingy bathroom gets a dramatically glam renovation

Light the room

Christine’s prized vintage pendant lights flank the floor-to-ceiling mirror.

By: Style at Home Source: Ashley Capp Credits: Style at Home

Dated dingy bathroom gets a dramatically glam renovation

Small details

The black-painted window frame punctuates the marble wall, and is reinforced by the trim on the towels and the detailing on the pendant lights. Christine mounted the neon pink “Reverie” sign above the lucite towel rack for a playful touch.

By: Style at Home Source: Ashley Capp Credits: Style at Home
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Dated dingy bathroom gets a dramatically glam renovation