Wednesday, March 25, 2015

A bathroom (making sense of previous choices)

I generally work with clients who want to make improvements, but most aren't starting from scratch.  This means that the most challenging part of my job is often creating a design language where none exists.  I'm working with a lovely client right now who has redone her kitchen and master bath, and we are doing her other bathroom, among other things. Here's the before:

Her kitchen is fairly traditional, with cherry shaker cabinets, granite counters, and a travertine backsplash accented with blue corners.  The hardware is nickel, and contemporary in shape.

Her master bath has contemporary tile (large format rectangles in the shower with a glass-mixed border), cherry cabinetry, and more traditional oil rubbed bronze hardware.

My goal in designing the new bath is to have it feel as though these spaces were all renovated at the same time, not three separate renovations.  Palette is one way to do it, but we knew we wanted light and bright colors in the guest bath. So here's the plan:

- a cherry cabinet with shaker styling connect to both rooms (and the recessed cabinet and small scale sink solves the largest space problem in this tiny room!)
- we repeated the same oil rubbed bronze fixtures from the other bathroom, and I will recommend swithcing the kitchen hardware to ORB as well.
- I took the idea of the kitchen backsplash--beige travertine squares with a corner detail--and put a version of it on the floor
- The tub surround gets clean white subway tile, but a border connects to the upstairs bath.  The border combines travertine and glass.

The client loves texture, and we all know how much I love a good grasscloth, so we used that for a finishing touch.

Can't wait to see the transformation!

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