Residential Project     Monterey, California contemporary-powder-room
 

Residential Project Monterey, California

The powder room offers very flattering cross illumination using two wall sconces that flank the mirror. These eliminate the shadows on people's faces, whereas a recessed fixture over the sink would create harsh shadows under people's eyes, nose and chin. These incandescent fixtures meet California's Title 24 requirements since they are controlled by a switched motion sensor

Photography: Russell Abraham
Lighting Design: Randall Whitehead
Architecture: Wm. David Martin
Interior Design: Scavullo Design Interiors
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stacy_blueeyes wrote:
The wall sconces, love them - I love the wall sconces, where are they from?
   Comment   November 2, 2013
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bjpultz
Would like to know more about the tile on the wall and the floor, such as brand, name etc. This look would be perfect in our new bathroom.
November 4, 2013 at 12:56PM   
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Randall Whitehead Lighting Solutions
We didn't select the tile is project, but one thing I would recommend you do is to take a look at tile samples of both natural light and artificial light. The color of the light can greatly affect the appearance of the tile. Something that you pick out during the day can look very different at night. This is very true for paint colors and metal finishes as well.
November 4, 2013 at 4:11PM     
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loribur wrote:
Where can I find out more about the sink/countertop? - I'd like to put a combined sink/countertop like this one on an antique library table I have to create a vanity. Is it sold separately from the vanity and if so, where can I purchase? Thanks!
   Comment   October 13, 2013
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Hi loribur,

There are quite a few quality concrete shops in the Bay Area so it's hard to say who did this unless someone checks in and tells us.

While many shops are starting to offer vanities as well, you can get a custom sized integral concrete sink from any skilled fabricator.

Most shops will just use "stock" molds that are available to anyone in our industry. Some of us have also developed designs that are unique to our shops.

All of us are willing to ship to just about anywhere if you can't find someone in your area. Keep in mind that not all concrete is created equal. Like most things, you get what you pay for. So watch out for low prices.

You have a great idea in combining the concrete with the antique table.
We'd love to help you out with your project. If you would like to order a sink or just have questions please feel free to contact me directly.

Regards,
Vincent Cathcart
VC Studio Inc.
vince@vcstudioinc.com
October 21, 2013 at 5:08PM   
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Teri England wrote:
What is the countertop made out of?
   Comment   October 9, 2013
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Hi Teri,

That is a concrete integral sink. They have been gaining in popularity over the years.

So many positive aspects: seamless, almost unlimited colors and shapes, relatively light weight for wall mounting, totally customizable, etc.

Regards,
Vincent Cathcart
VC Studio Inc.
vince@vcstudioinc.com
October 21, 2013 at 5:15PM   
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maydamole wrote:
Can you give me details about the tiles, make, color & dimensions? Thank you
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sarahpease
The tile looks like TAU Corten A 12x24
October 9, 2013 at 11:13AM     
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nick30 wrote:
where can i get the vanity????!!!?
   Comment   September 26, 2012
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Go to www.circalighting.com. They should be able to ship the fixture directly to you.
October 18, 2013 at 2:48PM     
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nihad_ak
hi there! beautiful job, really! was just wondering where can i get the wall tiles? they're gorgeous!
October 25, 2013 at 6:07AM   
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bjpultz wrote:
Name of wall AND floor tile please! Absolutely love this look.
   Comment   November 7, 2013
stnbrgn wrote:
How far out from the basin are sconces placed? Thank You.
   Comment   November 5, 2013
Andrea Faccibene wrote:
Love the lighting in this bathroom. Where can I find these sconces? TU
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The four types of light needed for the best bathroom atmosphere are task, accent, decorative and sparkle. Task LightingThis is the light by which you can best see yourself. “Proper task lighting at the mirror is important,” says lighting designer Randall Whitehead.He recommends using a pair of sconces mounted at eye level on either side of the mirror to provide shadowless illumination. This creates the best scenario for makeup application, shaving, tooth care and so on.

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