THE DESIGN GOALS

After all the kids left the nest, our clients were ready to say goodbye to their dated mid-century bath- complete with matching blue sinks, toilet and bathtub!

They desired a bathroom that felt timeless, would be easy to maintain and would coordinate with their future home renovations. As they wanted to slowly update the rest of their home.

I ultimately wanted the final result to be light and airy, but still feel integrated with the original architecture in the home. Keep reading to see how we achieved this!

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THE DESIGN CHALLENGES- BEFORE PHOTOS

The layout was working just fine for our clients, and it didn’t make sense to change this given that it was going to serve as a guest bath. However, the vanity felt pretty heavy visually. I also wanted to minimize the ceiling angles, provide proper ventilation, more light and maximize storage.

THE DESIGN

I made sure to select a double vanity that provided a lot of style, was budget friendly, had great storage, but also was smaller in scale than the existing piece. I love that the vanity feels more like a bespoke piece of furniture.The medium grey finish grounds the piece visually and provide a bit of contrast from all of the marble.

I also wanted to minimize the wacky ceiling angles, provide proper ventilation and more light. We chose to paint the ceiling to eliminate the angles of the ceiling visually. Many people are scared of a color on the ceiling, but it can often help a space feel more expansive. We added a recessed light in the shower area to illuminate the space when getting clean because it is nice to see your legs when shaving! : ) We also replaced the original fan to ensure the space was properly ventilated.

The client really wanted to make sure the money they invested in this space would be returned if they sold the home in a few years. Therefore, I proposed classic finishes and tile patterns that wouldn’t go out of style in a few years. One of my least favorite things is a tile band that runs horizontally in a shower. The client really wanted pattern in the space, so I proposed a classic marble mosaic tile. It was just enough pattern to create movement, but wasn’t so on trend that it would be dated within 3 years. We chose a coordinating honed marble tile on the floor and beadboard wainscoting to further this classic aesthetic and easy to maintain environment.

Since we selected all neutrals for this space, I wanted to layer in a little color in the accessories. I chose a light blue and grey blue to keep the feeling neutral overall and to capture the essence of the sky. The sky is always so vibrant in this space and the one window overlooks the beautifully landscaped backyard. We added these little touches of color in the linens, custom roman shade, bath rug, art and of course the faux florals in the vase. With all of the other accessories, I layered in texture that was derived from nature- capiz shell, mother of pearl, linen, faux shagreen, etc. These neutral elements and texture created a layered and light environment that was neutral, but far from boring!

 

 

 

Moodboard-  Sophisticated + Bright Guest Bath

 

 

Elevation of Vanity Wall- Sophisticated + Bright Guest Bath

 

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THE DESIGN COMPLETION

We love a good before and after….. and this project definitely didn’t disappoint!

See the stunning results below!

GET THE LOOK

Check out the links below for the products we used in this project.

In a few instances, the product has since gone of of stock (artwork, towels, some of the bath hardware) so I’ve compiled similar options that I love!

The shower curtain was also a custom made item through our workroom and the stool was picked-up locally. I have two similar options below!

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