Fresh new looks for a bathroom
Wanting a whimsical accent to balance out the clean lines of the space, Gina went online to find the spiky, dandelion-inspired pendant light ($150; lampsplus.com).
To avoid adding more overhead lights, and having to drill into the original redwood, Gina chose Robern cabinets with ultra-bright fluorescents ($2,707; robern.com).
Don’t overlook remnants when shopping for a countertop. The quartz CaesarStone came from a leftover slab sourced on the cheap.
Who’d have guessed? Simple brushed metal toilet-paper holders from Lowe’s double here as rods for hand towels.
Light it up
Think beyond the same old inset canisters: Adding an offbeat fixture can help redefine a space, as seen here in furniture designer Susan Hornbeak-Ortiz’s San Juan Capistrano, California, bathroom. “The rest of the room is so modern and clean, it needed an exclamation point,” she says. Lush potted orchids (the plants thrive in moist, well-lit quarters) next to the sink add a dynamic finishing touch.