Canyon OakFarmhouse Bathroom, Los Angeles
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3. Student desk. This simple desk provides all that is needed for a bathroom vanity with three side drawers and counter space. The white undermount basin prevents the single drawer from being used, but the granite top with ledge provides plenty of surface space and protects the wood.
This powder room is adjacent to the kids’ art room. “We wanted it to be nice enough to serve as a powder room but not too fussy, where the kids could clean messy paintbrushes,” Kretschmar says. The desk is an antique from the 1940s. “We were looking for antiques from the 1930s and 1940s as much as possible,” she says. Troyer topped the desk with soapstone left over from the kitchen countertops and converted it into a unique vanity. The curved sides are another nod to 1930s style. Because the room does not have an exterior window, they replaced the top panel of the door with opaque glass and added a transom to let in more light. They salvaged the transom onsite; it used to be a sidelight adjacent to an exterior door.