The goal of this project, completed in collaboration with Julie Dunfee Designs, was to achieve a layout and contemporary feel more in tune with the client’s needs. The original bathroom was very traditional, and the layout consisted of two spaces – the vanity area and a large makeup dressing room area, the latter not being something the new homeowner felt they would use.
So, we dove in and eliminated the divider wall making one large open space which now feels open, airy and bright. In addition to new vanity cabinets, a custom dresser was designed to provide additional storage for the homeowner. We had a scare when midway into the project we discovered that the ventilation system for the kitchen hood had been hidden by the previous cabinetry configuration and would now be sticking into the room. We scratched our heads and decided to relocate the new storage dresser to a spot that would cover the existing pipe. Phew, disaster averted!
New herringbone white Thasos marble covers the entire floor (our tilesetter is a trooper!) and provides a sparkly backdrop for the dark gray cabinets and polished nickel accents. The existing tub and shower were re-purposed, and a new heated towel bar was added at the shower area.
Unique lighting, mosaic tile at the tub area and lighted mirrors add the modern touches the homeowner was looking for.