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Nov 12 2014

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Before and After Bathroom


Pamela Wilmoth, ASID, renovated this master bathroom in a 1920s cottage-style house in Oregon that was designed by local architect Frank Clark.

The client’s goals were to: 

– Improve the storage opportunities
– Update the overall design but retain some ambiance of the home’s original style
– Install a larger shower and a claw-foot tub
– Improve the dim lighting

Before 6

Wilmoth and her team provided the following solutions:

– They discovered a hidden space under the eaves that was used to enlarge the shower and include the tub.
– She refurbished the overhead chandelier, which was period-dated to the house, and used vintage sconces on either side of an antique mirror over the sink.
– She updated the pink/brown color scheme with a light blue hue from Benjamin Moore’s Historic Colors Collection on the ceiling and walls to complement the white marble.
– They reclaimed and adapted a serpentine-front dresser for the sink and added a marble top with a marble backsplash.



Wilmoth and her team learned that the tub on the second floor, which was tucked under the eaves of the original structure, was leaking, and there was very little storage available.

“There was a potential space behind it in an unused hall closet, but the slanted walls met the ceiling there at just 5 feet high,” she said. “We ended up rearranging the footprint by opening up the side walls and ceiling to take advantage of the angled planes created by the deep-pitched roof line.”

Before 3

Another challenge was where to find the room to include a separate shower and a claw-foot tub.

“A light went on during discussions with the plumber when we thought to put the tub in the shower space,” said Wilmoth. “An added benefit was that we were able to use the existing drain pipes without having to use costly additions.”

The tub was eventually tucked back under the eave of the shower area, which Wilmoth said left plenty of room to accommodate both.


Design: Pamela Wilmoth Interior Design; Photography: Gerry Katz

Faucets: Jado & Mico Designs; Showerhead & Valve: Delta; Sink & Toilet: Kohler; Tub: Victoria + Albert

Bathroom-Floorplan-before-after copy

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