Friday, August 22, 2014

a HIS and HERS bath

Yes, it IS possible to design a space that meets the needs and wants of BOTH sexes. 

I must admit to being a bit skeptical when I initially met with this charming couple. He, a practical and skilled contractor with an eye for clean lines and purposeful finishes. She, a warm and gracious person looking for elegance and a touch of glamour. Hmmm...

Here's what I did to ensure that both parties were satisfied with the end result: 
  • dark wood custom cabinetry by Kitchen Pro for HIM 
  • warm gold accents - including the stunning Clarendon mirror from Crate and Barrel for HER 
  • contemporary chrome fixtures from Grohe and Union Lighting for HIM 
  • soft and "pretty" elements (floral roman blind, basket of towels, designer bath products) for HER 

Chrome fixtures were softened with the addition of warm gold accents (mirror,
tiered side table, picture frame)

A spacious shower, complete with marble niche and bench, by Chaplin Home Improvements

To lighten the look of the dark cabinetry, we added glass knobs from Anthropologie  and a
beautiful white Quartz countertop (through Delsur Marble)

Calacatta marble tile in a beautiful hexagon pattern (through Ontario Tile)

Chrome faucet (and coordinating shower fixtures) from Grohe

Geometric area rug from Dash and Albert. Their rugs make me happy! 

The Clarendon mirror from Crate and Barrel reminds me of a sea urchin and
creates a stunning focal point in this space

Fabric for the sweet roman blind through Tonic Living and
sewing by the talented Lisa Sinclair 

The home owner calls these the "no-no" towels (in other words, look, but don't touch!) 

I found this photo on Shutterstock and love how it mimics the "spiny" shape
of both the mirror and the floral print found in the roman blind

An apothecary jar filled with simple bars of Ivory soap makes for a pretty display 

Bath products from Tuliptree and Saga 

I would like to thank Sarah Leeman of Bean Shoots Photography for capturing this space so well, the guys at Chaplin Home Improvements for their hard work and expertise in implementing the design, and to the lovely homeowners for putting their trust in me to work on this project with them.

Have a great weekend,


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