Chinoiserie Powder RoomTransitional Bathroom, San Francisco
For this Marin family home, what began as a guest house remodel evolved into a full residential remodel. By bringing the house down to the studs, we added an additional wing, second story, and custom architectural details to make space for a growing family. Drawing on the couple’s love of bright blue, we punctuated the airy, white spaces with cheerful pops of color.
What Houzz contributors are saying:
People around the world weighed in after Houzz and toy and game company Hasbro announced in August that they were teaming up to reimagine the whodunit game’s iconic mansion for the first time in 70 years. The mansion — the foundation of the popular game, which has players determine which character is a killer and where and how a crime was committed — hasn’t added a new room since it was first released in 1949. Several CLUE fans noted that in addition to a style upgrade, the house was also in need of a functional makeover. Namely, commenters pointed out after reading about the planned redesign that the mansion was missing a bathroom — a problem that voters have now remedied. Out of the four possible inspiration photos from Houzz that could drive the new design, the one of Lowengart’s vibrant bathroom stood out to voters. With its saturated blue walls, formal finishes and pops of warmth, the space fits right in with the CLUE mansion’s grand, old-fashioned aesthetic while adding an updated twist.“I think it’s perfect, because it has gravitas. That wallpaper really speaks to that formality,” says Lowengart, of Ann Lowengart Interiors. “It has a little bit of a continental feel, so it definitely speaks to that era, but it’s a fresh take on it.”The photo that voters loved comes from a real-life renovation that Lowengart and her team took on, in which the homeowners were looking to carve out a formal powder room in the center of their historic home. “The rest of the house is really light and bright and airy, but they wanted their powder room to be a real jewel box,” Lowengart says. See the CLUE game board’s new room