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California Cool in the Castro-Bathroom contemporary-bathroom

California Cool in the Castro-Bathroom

This Castro neighborhood remodel presented the challenge of transfroming two rather ordinary, window-less bathrooms into modern spa-like rooms. We drew upon water for our inspiration to create a cool and refreshing feeling. The master bathroom tone is established by Carrera marble floors and walls of handmade glass mosaic tiles the color of water flecked with subtle streaks of dark red. A wall-hung wood vanity inspired by a piece of modernist furniture appears to float above the floor. Decorative light fixtures placed directly on the wall-to-wall mirrors bring together the tones of the wood cabinet, polished chrome plumbing fixtures and white porcelain sink. At the powder room, a backlit shoji screen in a narrow slot opposite the vanity was introduced as a lighting element, creating the impression of natural light from a window. Photos by Mark Brand.

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September 2, 2014
peepclean wrote:
Counter material and floor material - The bathroom is beautiful, modern and simply clean. I am curious what you used for the counter material and the floor in the shower?
Is the shower curb-less?
Thank you so much...
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Thank you. I really appreciate you quick and gracious information.
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You're welcome!
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October 14, 2013
spsinicrope wrote:
Where did you purchase the sink and how large is the vanity?
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It was purchased from and the vanity is five and a half feet wide.
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Linh Tran
i like your dedign very much and would like to have one picture. Please send me If you can. thank Mark. I am from Vietnam, asian
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January 31, 2013
bewettick wrote:
Where did you buy the sink? Brand? etc.
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Hastings Zero 100.
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June 2, 2012
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I would also love to know where I could get the mosaic tiles from and the name of the colour? I am from Australia.
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What Houzz contributors are saying:

Freshen up your bathroom with a single stem or a bouquet like this one.
Use clear glass on the shower door and a matching tile in the stall. This extends the tile color and pattern and makes the room feel bigger.

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teresacomtois added this to teresacomtois's Ideas
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like color of tile and no bathtub
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Aqua tiles
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small tile everywhere
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tile extending from shower to room
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tile colour
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Синяя плитка, кофе кабинет, белый пол
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Mosaik farve
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Mosaic tile
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Like this, small shower with 2 sinks, and the toilet is opposite of the entry of the door
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tiles for border or stripe?
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divider wall for shower; tile covered walls
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Same tile out and in shower lights on sides of mirror
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Little tile
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Mosaic walls
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Tile bathroom
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This is attractive, although it seems like the green glass is a bit overdone - could have use a little bit less here it seems - but overall, a very nice feel.
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August 27, 2014
Small mosaic glass tiles in tub and on walls. Says good for window-less bathroom.
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Bathroom vanity
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Master bath
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Pool bathroom
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beachouse guest bath
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beachouse guest bath
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Extend tile into shower with glass shower door.
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Tile on outside will it be next to brick ???? Love the concept
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Tile Sample color
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Small tile pattern
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wood, white & aqua tile
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Colors tile
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Wall mosaic
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General idea. Tile backsplash, faucet from wall, large mirror...lights coming out of mirror vs. pendant? Also consider mirror floating forward a little with lighting coming from behind? Like sink with counter space on sides
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Bathroom tlle
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pretty mosaic tile
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Also love matching of wall and floor tile, both light and avoid soap scum
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Clot & size
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Wall/shower/floor/sink interaction
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closet solution
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Vask og vannkran
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sink coming out of wall
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Toilet colour scheme and tiles
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Love the tile
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Like the tile
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Guest tile
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tile on wall next tub/sink and faucet/vanity all looks good
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Bathroom tiles
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At the end of shower put tub, then toilet
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basement powder bath flower arrangement
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luminaire salle de bain
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Bathroom - lovely tiles, wood
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oceanic mermaidic
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like the tile color/design, HATE trough sinks
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Shower privacy wall
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aqua tile
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Like the happy colour
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Green tile?
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color of tile
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double sink on top of vanity
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Caution: too much!!
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This is the tiles i want!!! Color and all.
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LOVE this sink
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Nice tiles and timber
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tile colour
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spa quality
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love the tap idea for ease of cleaning
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Mirror tile combination
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blue mosaic tile
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Sink tile
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retro modern
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Great pic of how to mosaic your bathroom, with just the right amount
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Blue small tile modern
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acqua tille
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Holy tile! Love the color!
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cat kamar mandi
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clear glass on shower door and matching tile in shower make room seem larger.
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Halies bathroom
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Westmead 37
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raised sink/ with counter under
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Bath walls
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nice tiles
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flower arrangement
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Love the sink
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Color scheme - guest bath
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Céramiques petites
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Love to colors
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Flower idea for small guest bathroom with pale blue walls
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partition wall
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Love these tiles
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Nice tiles for shower
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Slab floor
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menos intenso
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Parede box
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Hall bath
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Color mosaic all over
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wall tile
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Like tiles
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change Estella standing bathroom
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Tiles :)
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aqua mosaic + carrera + oxblood sconce trim
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Wall tile
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small mosaic tile with dark cabinet and white sink
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Shower room
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Love the sink and 2 faucets. Can this be added to our existing set up?
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nice bathroom tile
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