CLIENT PROGRESS: HAYVENHURST GUEST BATH

GUEST BATH DESIGN PLAN

We are rapidly getting close to completion of this guest bathroom, so I thought it would be a good time to post a progress update.  When it came to the design plan for this project, my clients were very concerned with the resale value of their home.  They decided that the house is an investment and they were not going to be living there more than a couple years, so the overall style of all the rooms needed to appeal to the majority of buyers.  I also wanted it to reflect the subtle mid-century architecture of the home, so I chose very classic finishes like walnut for the custom vanity, carerra marble for the countertop and tub surface, and chrome for the fixtures.  

THE PLAN:

The existing bathroom had basically no style, (unless ugly is considered a style.)  It was pretty generic, the materials were cheap, and looked very dated. Everything in the room needed to go so that we could start with a blank slate, but the floorplan was functional so we kept the sink, tub, and toilet in their existing places.  

PROGRESS

Once the room was gutted, the contractor framed out the new tub, prepped for new shower fixtures, installed new handmade ceramic subway tile and floor tile.  

The contractor also custom built the vanity out of American walnut wood.  We needed to have a custom made vanity because of the angle of the wall, (which isn't really visible here but trust me it's a wonky angle).  The different size windows bothers the crap out of me, but ultimately we decided to leave them the way they are because of budget.  I tried really hard to change them but sadly lost that battle.  

That floor though.....

I wish I had worn cooler shoes that day, but still needed to snap a photo of that floor! I love the chevron pattern and the subtle variation of color.  It really adds the perfect amount of interest to the space, while still keeping the timeless vibe we were going for.  

Stay tuned for the finished bathroom photos.  I'll be posting the complete house tour very soon!

all photos and drawings by Meadow at Dusk.

CURRENTLY COVETING

 

1.  Naomi Wall Hanging by Sarah Perez  //  2.  Terra Pendant by Cedar and Moss  //  3.  Jensen Grain Chelsea Booties by Acne Studios  //  4.  Wishbone Pave Ear Hook by Kat Kim Jewelry  //  5.  Moon Phase Calendar by Paris Francine Miller - available at Shop Altwood  //   6.  Anouk Dress via La Garconne  //  7.  Kaishi Chair via CB2  //  8.  Vintage Turkish Anatolian Rug via Etsy  //  9.  Banana Boob Pot via Sister Golden Shop 

MAD ABOUT: MATTHEW WARD CERAMICS

Beautiful ceramics always excite me, and these hand thrown jars and vases from Matthew Ward are no exception. I spotted Matthew's work over on Rue Magazine and immediately began obsessing over all his pieces. I just love the playful patterns and artful shapes he creates .  You can check out more of his work and purchase over at Uprise Art, which is an online art gallery specializing in original contemporary art.  That black and white polka dot vase has my name written all over it. 

images via Rue Magazine and Uprise Art

THE MAD LOOK

Someone recently asked me to describe my design style and I fell short for words.  "A little bit modern? A little bit vintage? Kind of minimalist? Some mid century thrown in?  Also some Scandinavian influence?  ...I don't know!"  I decided to make a little mood board of images that speak to me because I communicate best visually.  And because I'll do anything to avoid using the word "aesthetic".  

all images via Pinterest

MAD ABOUT: MINERAL WORKSHOP

I recently discovered the work of Carrie Crawford, the textile designer behind Mineral Workshop.  Somewhat of a artistic scientist, Carrie uses natural indigo to create these stunning wall hangings and pillows.  It takes several processes to capture an array of darks and lights, layered with natural dye.  Each one of her pieces is an expression of the topography of the land near Carrie's studio in Fairfax, CA.  You can see more of Carrie's work on her website HERE.

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POP UP SHOP!

So excited to announce that I am hosting a Pop Up Shop with some very talented makers. If you are in the Los Angeles area this Saturday January 30th, join us in Silver Lake from 11-4pm.  The Shop will feature handmade pillows and home goods from Meadow at Dusk, unique jewelry by BeanAndBean, artwork by Oulipo Studio, and mid century inspired sculptures from Melinda Forster Ceramics. Swing by for some sunshine, music and refreshments.  We'd love to see you! 

MAD TRAVELS: THE GOODLAND HOTEL, SANTA BARBARA

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My girlfriends and I took a little getaway to Santa Barbara last week to celebrate my birthday.  Just up the coast from LA, Santa Barbara is one of my favorite places to escape to.  It's the perfect place to relax, have some girl talk, wine taste, and flirt with college boys without shame.  We stayed at the Goodland Hotel, which I had read about and insisted to my friends it was THE PLACE so basically they had no choice since I was the birthday girl.  It's in the Kimpton family of hotels, and in case you aren't familiar, Kimpton hotels are known for being cool, trendy, and young.  The Goodland did not disappoint.  It's the kind of place that makes you feel like you're visiting your very cool hipster friends with that perfectly effortless sense of style.  When you walk in, you immediately feel very comfortable - maybe a little too comfortable considering we spent about 2 hours one morning lounging on that serpentine couch sipping coffee and taking mental notes of how we could replicate the decor in our own houses.   I'm now completely obsessed with Studio Collective,  the design team responsible for The Goodland's interiors.  They perfectly executed that eclectic California bohemian surf vibe.  

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All photos by me on my iphone.  To see more photos from my trip, follow me on instagram.  I'm @ash_taggg and @meadowatdusk.  

NEW KEYCHAINS IN THE SHOP!

New car keys call for a fresh new keychain, don't you think?  I just traded in my car (always very exciting!) so I felt like it was time to add some new keychain designs to the shop.  There are 3 new designs to choose from: First up is hand-dyed indigo denim, followed by a black ikat print from Indonesia, and lastly a hand printed, vegetable dyed grey denim.  Each one has stainless steel hardware and is about 5 inches in length.  Quantities are limited so go get 'em while they're in stock!