A Bathroom Renovation in Black and White

Anna Dorfman-Stark, a book cover designer, her husband Evan, and two dogs, Bruno and Fritz, moved from Brooklyn into a 1880s Victorian rowhouse in the Newburgh, NY. The entire home was a fixer-upper, and since buying their house in March 2006 they've been swimming in repairs and renovations and dirt and plaster and paint and bricks. We did a House Tour in February, but since then, Anna's still been hard at work finishing the upstairs bathroom. It is just now complete and here's a peek.

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bathroom before


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The lovely wallpaper is Bindweed, from Ferm Living. Anna used window film rather than curtains or blinds for privacy.
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We love the tub tray that Anna found at Ikea, and check out that floor!


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Even the door needed work, after much sanding, patching, caulking, priming, painting, and striping of hardware, Anna has a old, solid wood door that would put any hollow-core door to shame.


As is obvious from Anna's renovation, she's full of great ideas about home design, and we love that she takes the time to share her work in her amazing blog, Door Sixteen, which is filled with design inspiration. And seriously, this home is so beautiful, it's making us want to leave Brooklyn for Newburgh!

Anna's AT House Tour: Anna's Old-and-New Newburgh Victorian and more photos are on her blog, Door Sixteen.

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