Striking a Balance :: A Master Bathroom Remodel
All projects begin with a conversation.
This conversation started with, “we want to keep the existing dark green floor tile”…
Yes, you are right, my first thought was to strongly recommend replacing the floor tile…which also meant replacing all the shower tile…quite an extensive renovation that my recently-retired clients were not interested in undertaking (plus I have to admit the tile was in good condition so in their minds…why replace?). At this point in the conversation I knew it was important to listen, discuss the design, and the renovation process in more detail.
In the world of interior design renovation-remodeling it is about striking a balance…finding the best design solution for the client (and the designer).
So the existing green floor tile stayed…a design compromise.
This is where I began
This is what I focused on…
1. Add architectural details: new architectural details help to draw your eye away from the floor…details such as crown moulding, wall panels, and wall sconces.
2. Define a Focal Point: Design a great looking + functional vanity (actually a pair of flanking vanities) that becomes the focal point in the space.
The vanity after: over-glazed maple cabinetry with rope detailing. Custom details such as the corner mirror medicine cabinets and a bump-out center cabinet. A Curvy-light fixture and vintage-style cabinet hardware soften the angled vanity design.
A hexagon shaped sink and solid surface counter top.
3. Keep the color palette simple! As you can see in the above photos, I used a softer gray-green paint color for the walls, a soft white for the trim + warm maple cabinetry…all are neutral colors in the space and balance the green floor.
4. Add Pattern (be smart in the selection): For the window treatment above the tub I used a fabric that was in keeping with the simple color palette.
In the end this was a successful project…and with every client I am always learning…this time I was reminded about the importance of being a good listener!
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