Napa Bath Remodel - Before and Afters

About 100 years ago, I started helping my parents with their master bath remodel. Well, maybe it wasn't exactly 100 years ago, but it certainly feels like it! It wasn't the layout that held us up, but the tile design. My mom had something particular in mind...and my dad had some other particular things in mind.

Here's a shot of the bath after my dad ripped out the old pink and green tile. (I would have loved to have had a before shot of that, but my dad was too speedy with the demo. You can just take my word for it that it was very dated...and a little all over the place design-wise.)

Bath vanity wall before
Yesterday I popped over to take a few shots of the remodel. There's still a few design details to tend to, but basically it's finished!

Bath Vanity Wall After
Bath Shower Before
Bath Shower After
My dad, handy, talented guy that he is, did the entire remodel himself with exception of the marble counter fabrication and the toilet installation. He even built the bathroom vanity. Lovely, right?

For the countertop, we used Michelangelo Carrara Marble. It's slightly different than the other Carrara Marble that is currently super popular for kitchens in that it has some gold flecks in it, and not quite as much gray. Marble can look very cold, but this marble doesn't. (Slab is from Da Vinci Marble in San Carlos.)

For the backsplash we used an off-white tile trim piece combined with a golden honey colored liner, both by Sonoma Tilemakers, one of my favorite go-to tile vendors. The mosaic by AKDO is also marble, very similar to the countertop with a golden undertone.

In the shower, we used 3x6 (subway) off-white field tile with the same golden honey liner and marble mosaic. We also added a 4 x 4 of the golden honey on a diagonal.

On the floor we used a 12 x12 of the same marble as the countertop and added a border in the marble mosaic. 

And on the walls we went with Ellen Kennon Full Spectrum Paint in Buttercream. It's absolutely yummy.

It took some patience and resilience (ok...a LOT of patience and resilience) to create a look that worked for both or my parents. But, the end result? They both love it. And for a designer, there's nothing better than that.

If you need help with your bath remodel please call me at 650.867.3896 or shoot me an email at to discuss your project. And, yes, I work well with couples.