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Before and After: RJ Thornburg's Getaway Bathroom

Before and After: RJ Thornburg's Getaway Bathroom

Self-declared "anti-decorator" RJ Thornburg, one of our Designer Spotlights, brought his design talent and a lot of flea market finds to his Pennsylvania 1860s farmhouse weekend retreat, which was in need of major renovation. Before then, though, the bathroom was decorated in typical Pennsylvania country style — lots of florals, dark tones, knick-knacks, and (gasp!) a toilet seat cover. Thornburg transformed it into a relaxing, light-filled escape with clean, white walls, a classic, freestanding tub, and lots of artwork. And, he turned the small alcove area into a lounge by setting a comfy cushion there.
To see the transformation,


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urban-chic-101 urban-chic-101 7 years
Very nice! Would love more pictures...
hanako66 hanako66 7 years
wow, beautiful
Silliness79 Silliness79 7 years
Looks very nice but I'm not a big fan of the floor. It seems too outdoorsy.
nancita nancita 7 years
I love that chair. I would never think to put a chair in the bathroom but it really softens the look. Much better than that marble column. :)
bchicgrl bchicgrl 7 years
This is really cool, I love oversized tubs
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