Before & After: A Cabin Bathroom Gets Classy

Before & After: A Cabin Bathroom Gets Classy

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Nancy Mitchell
Mar 25, 2015
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After spending a decade shuttling between Atlanta and Los Angeles for work, designer Brian Patrick Flynn decided that what he needed was a place to get away from it all. He found exactly what he was looking for in a 1,700 square foot cabin in the North Georgia mountains. The views were unrivaled, but the interiors, unfortunately, left a little to be desired.

The cabin's bathroom was a knotty pine nightmare, dark and orangey with a tiny, cramped tub. But Brian had big plans to brighten and modernize the space, while still preserving traces of its rustic roots.

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The biggest and most dramatic change Brian made was to paint the original knotty pine paneling white. Keeping the paneling (as Brian did throughout the house) preserves a bit of the cabin's rustic feel, but the new, lighter shade makes the bathroom seem much bigger and brighter.

The space occupied by the old tub is now a spacious shower, with a custom curtain (with a waterproof liner) which hangs from a rod just below the ceiling. It's a trick decorators often use on windows to make ceilings seem taller, and it works here, too. The door to the linen closet is covered in the same fabric, and a new toilet lends a nice modern edge.

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On the vanity side of the room, a wooden countertop, leather-wrapped mirror, and industrial sconces add a little bit of rustic charm. Everything comes together to create a stylish, modern space that still feels right at home in the country.

To see more of Brian's cabin renovation (read: lots more before and after shots), check out the full story on Country Living.

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