master bath remodel with blue walls, white custom cabinets, oak floor, wainscoting and crown molding
Photo: Wendell T. Webber

After: Updated Classic Look

The Eighties look hasn't exactly stood the test of time. And yet, until recently, the master bath in Patty Monteleone's 1986 Neocolonial, in Warwick, New York, was still sporting all the old fads. With its mottled brown tiles, mirrored walls, sloped ceiling, and patterned wallpaper, "the place was like the set of a bad sitcom," recalls Jeff DeGraw, her architect and longtime friend. Not that the rest of the house was any better. "It was all so ugly," says Patty, who was quick to agree to a whole-house renovation when she and her husband, Joe, got engaged.

Shown: Crisp white trim and serene blue walls further brighten the spacious new layout.

Architect: Jeff DeGraw, DeGraw & DeHaan Architects, Middletown, NY; 845-343-8510
Paint (walls): Farrow & Ball's Oval Room Blue
Rug and manzanita branch: Pier 1 Imports
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