I was originally going to put a doggie door in the kitchen, but when we ripped out the water heater in the bedroom, I realized this spot made so much more sense. We went with a hinged style because they were terrified of that typical weird flap. Now my dogs can be separated if they don’t feel like interacting with guests. It gives me the chance to control where they are and it gives them freedom to run around in the yard.
Lighting, Cedar and Moss; Vintage Gabriella Crespi Nightstands, Chairish; Bed Frame, Lulu and Georgia; Flooring, Naturali Stone.
I never would have thought to put tile in my bedroom, but moving to Southern California called for it. It’s so warm here, plus I sleep really hot but like the feeling of having a heavy down comforter. The terrazzo keeps the house (and my dogs when they lay down!) cool. It was $16,000 to buy it and have it installed in the main bedroom and bathroom. I opted for slabs that had big chunks of marble, which gave it a vintage ’60s feel.
Above, from left: Painting, Chase Roselli; Sconce, Cedar and Moss; Mirror, Cb2; Faucet, Homary; Sink, Kast; Towels, Onsen.
Splurge: Find the Coolest (Literally) Material
Save: Shop the Furniture Aisle for Bathrooms
Save: Turn Every Opening Into an Opportunity
I threw caution to the wind and bought a vintage Gabriella Crespi pencil reed dresser I found on Chairish to turn it into my vanity. I put a slab of extra terrazzo on top and went through three different sinks before I found ones that were light enough.
Originally, we framed out a window above the vanity. I really wanted to like it, but it was just wrong. The problem was the ceilings weren't high enough so you didn’t even see any greenery outside. I needed another 12 to 24 inches to get that oasis-like feeling, so we closed it up and hung an arched mirror there to bounce light around.
Painting, Chase Roselli. Sconce, Cedar and Moss; Mirror, Cb2; Faucet, Homary; Sink, Kast; Towels, Onsen.