Coastal RanchFarmhouse Bathroom, San Diego
Custom cabinetry makes this marble topped vanity a standout piece. Paired with unique lighting features and hardware.
Jim Brady Architectural Photography
What Houzz contributors are saying:
18. Upgrade bathroom details. Can’t take on a full bathroom remodel? That doesn’t mean you can’t freshen up the bath with a few smaller swaps. Change the faucets, cabinet hardware, towel bars and light fixture, and replace an old medicine cabinet with a mirror.
Farmhouse style. Houzzers were drawn to details like stained-wood vanities and mirrors, tongue-and-groove or beadboard paneling and other homespun touches. The bathroom in this equestrian-inspired California ranch house had more than 85,000 Houzz users clicking the save button. See the rest of this homeFaucets: Salinas vessel lavatory faucet trim only, California Faucets; lights: Maria pendant, Cisco Brothers; vanity: custom; hardware: San Diego Hardware; counters: Calacatta marble
In the master bath, the vanity and custom mirror frames are made of the same stained white oak we’ve seen in the kitchen and library. The countertops are Calacatta marble. “Calacatta has more brown in the veining,” Sneed says of the match. The backsplash is Calacatta brick tile; the wall-mounted faucets are bronze.Vanity: custom; hardware: San Diego Hardware
I’ve joked in the past about waging a one-woman battle against beige, but in all seriousness, if you love beige you should absolutely decorate your house in it as you wish, without a care as to what anyone else thinks. For those who want to move beyond beige without straying too far, a medium tan shade can be a great way to get a little more oomph. It’s a bit more dramatic than light beige and looks fantastic with almost any other color — including other brown tones, such as the dark tobacco-stained wood in this bathroom. Keep the ceiling a warm shade of white to lighten and brighten the room.