In this 1960’s era home, an extensive master
bath expansion was completed in the 80’s that looked much like a marble
fortress of stone. Nearly all surfaces were covered in a layer of very busy,
shiny marble. Not only was it dangerously slippery for a bathroom, but it
was visually exhausting and dated.
The current homeowners tastes leaned toward a
“quiet” modern aesthetic with clean, simple lines and the use of natural
The first objective in designing the new
space was to create a streamlined layout that allowed the room to feel
spacious yet approachable and inviting. Another key request from the
homeowners was to capture as much storage space as possible with everything
close at hand, but hidden.
Now beautiful slab-front, custom rift-sawn
white oak cabinets fill and define the perimeter of the room and create a
horizontal visual element. A soft 12” x 24” tile is used on the floor and
continues through the shower to create a soft dappled back drop. These
elements allow the jewelry of the space to shine - like the elegant Kohler
Simplice fixtures, a sleek Toto toilet, shimmery glass tile accents and
satin finishes on the hardware and light fixtures.
Today the homeowners have
a peaceful haven at the beginning and ending of each day. The place that
overwhelmed them and was a burden is now a place for calm and care of