Laurey W. Glenn
It's hard to believe the glossy tub in this sunny Savannah bath was once a feeding trough for hungry horses. Homeowner Donna Daugherty spotted the claw-foot tub in a field and knew that, once restored to its former glory, it would be perfect in her upstairs bath.
The tub is just one of several items Donna used to create a timeless look in the home, which was completed in 2002. "The entire house is designed in a 1900s river house style," she says. Donna started with two 1900s pedestal sinks she found on an antiques Web site. Each oval sink sits on a fluted base. Positioned side by side, they led the design direction for the rest of the room. Above the sinks, two oversize glass-front cabinets found at an antiques store provide storage space. What they don't offer, however, is a reflection, so Donna hung a mirror on another wall in the room. She chose beaded-board, painted white, for the walls and small black-and-white tiles for the floor.
The look is pulled together with a blue-and-yellow color scheme. The two primary shades work together wonderfully, creating a cheerful mood in the small space. Cafe curtains dress the lower portions of the windows.