BEFORE: the bathroom was your standard closet with a vanity, tub/shower combo, potty and about thismuch space.
so little space i didn't actually take a picture inside of it. to the left of that armoire was the original closet. my clients built a new enormous walk-in off the side of the house on the opposite wall, and knocked down the wall behind the vanity to make the bathroom bigger. the original bathroom door was walled up, and the original closet door became the new bathroom door. twice the space. capiche?
DESIGN: they wanted light and bright, but not stark white. so i went with gray marble floors and white subway tile walls with some carrera basketweave accents. the mix of high and low makes for a rich-looking-yet-affordable space. i also mixed metals, using chrome fixtures, antiqued silver sconces and frames, and oil rubbed bronze knobs. the bronze tied in with the dark flecks in the granite counters and the black tiles in the basketweave.
there followed many saturday afternoons of sourcing....marble tiles, granite counters, cabinet knobs, sconces...
DURING: nothing like a few phone photos of a work-in-progress...
when you come in the door, you are greeted with the new built-in vanity. this was taken before the mirror was installed. obviously. still on the hunt for the perfect vanity stool.
from the vanity, turn right to see the unique bathing area. they needed the accessibility of a walk-in shower, but also wanted a tub, so we put the tub under the window and put the shower in front of it. this arrangement suits the space and the clients' needs perfectly.
the contractor took a few liberties with the placement of the mosaic tiles....but the clients are happy and that's what counts!
all that's left is to procure the vanity stool and hang these great sketches from the clients' collection that i had framed:
after pictures to come...when there is an after to photograph. soon!