Over the past year we've been hard at work on our #rbdsilverlakemodern project for a stylish bachelor in the Silverlake Hills. The house was a new contemporary build when he moved in and like most contractor spec houses it needed a bit of personalizing.  We took the builder grade master bath from blah to BLUE (sneak peek down below) and did a bit more reconfiguring and remodeling in the kitchen and dining room before we got down to the decorating.  

For the bedding, we wanted some deep indigos and charcoals for a masculine vibe, which we knew had to be paired with some lighter stone and off white/greys for contrast or the whole thing would skew too dark.  The other important factory to keep it from feeling heavy with texture, texture, texture.  Here are some inspiration bedrooms and the finds that topped our shopping list.

My Domain

Emily Henderson

Amber Lewis

We bought and really love these linen sheets in the perfect Indigo chambray duvet by Cultiver (sheet set below.) They're perfection. (TIP: CB2 has a budget version.) 

(This duvet I have in my own bedroom)




 And as promised here's a little master bath sneak peek ... this navy blue tile runs floor to ceiling and the transformation was dramatic, I promise you that :) 



Well we gave you the lead in a few months back, but we never showed you the final reveal of Melanie Burstin's home makeover featured on Emily's blog.

It seems fitting to do that now, since Melanie was my very first design assistant extraordinaire and worked with me for a couple of years before moving on to Emily's firm and then most recently branching out on her own as a fully fledged designer.  Exciting Mel!

So here are all the "befores" and the glorious "afters."  Yes, that's a Clad Home custom walnut wood sofa that we designed while Mel was still at Clad and RBD.

Mel is the queen of effortless California cool with her neutral palettes and penchant for mid-century design.

Also pretty excited to let you know that Mel's boyfriend Blake Beaudette is a talented contemporary potter (notice all of his great pieces filling their bookshelves)  and we now carry his original works in Clad Home!

That's a pretty great apartment Mel!  

Congratulations on your new solo career, we know you'll go far!



We're here with a new before and after bathroom remodel to show you and it's a a doozy!

Here's what we started with: a dark and dated bathroom with some intense mauve tile and no natural light.

First order of business was to remove the little wing wall between the sink and the toilet to make the room feel much larger, and then add a high window in the shower to let in some LIGHT.

Having at least one and preferably two sources of natural light in every room is a really good goal and pretty much a rule of thumb in architectural design.  One trick I use if there are no windows and we can't add one like we did here is to add a high transom window above the doorway to borrow at least some natural light from other areas.  Your ceilings need to be high enough for a small transom window to fit, but it's a great way to create a lightwell into a dark space if there's no other possible source of natural light.

Pretty big difference removing that wall made, huh?

Next step was designing a custom bathroom vanity to replace this gem ...

So we designed a walnut wood custom vanity with just a bit of mid-century style in the legs, and then later on a quartz countertop installer came out to the house to measure and fabricate the white quartz countertop.  Here's the shop drawing and the vanity underway at the shop ...

And once more, the finished product ...

The tile we chose for the floor AND shower walls is a 12x24 honed natural marble from Emser Tile in a color called Metro Cream (all sources listed down below as well.)  It's gorgeous and subtle and provides just enough background texture without being too dominant.

The wool rug is from the Clad Home showroom and the unique mirror is the Sean Dix Crescendo Mirror found here.

Our clients were pretty thrilled with this bathroom remodel and so were we.  Here's the little feature Homepolish published about it when we first wrapped.  There was a bedroom/office re-do involved too which we'll show you next time!

-12x24 honed marble tile
-custom RBD vanity
-faucets and towel bars Kohler Purist
-mirror Sean Dix
-all art and accessories Clad Home flagship store



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