A small powder room on the first floor is finished in an existing tumbled travertine and outfitted with a vintage water pail basin and a custom salvaged barn board countertop, supported by standard plumbing pipes with a natural steel finish. The small bath takes on an eclectic feel. A reproduction wall-mounted faucet and a vintage-inspired barn sconce are paired with a reproduction mirror. “We really wanted to take some cost-saving measures where possible,” says Stiving-Nichols. “Changing out the vanity was a great way to update the space without pulling out the original tiles.”
Upstairs, the neutral color scheme is carried through in a guest bedroom and bath. The bedroom is finished in taupe and muted blues, and the distressed pine bed and linen duvet offer a relaxed feel. Sitting chairs—also in taupe—are outfitted with comfy pillows. A lime-washed vanity in the guest bath is topped in Carrara marble.
Stiving-Nichols’s clients could not be happier with the outcome. With a little creativity and great imagination, Stiving-Nichols was able to transform a ho-hum traditional abode into a stunning, contemporary island oasis.