As an interior designer the best part of a project is seeing a space dramatically change in form and appearance.

The client’s main requested for this project was, functionally.  As parents they wanted a tub — primarily for their toddler — as well as individual basins for themselves.  Beyond this, the design was meant to be modest, mostly airy, and classical in design.

Before Photo:

Here is the existing bathroom before the ideas started developing.  As you can see grouped together on the wall is a corner shower, bidet and toilet.  There is no tub in this bathroom.

The opposite wall had a full length vanity

Floor Plan Before:

Floor Plan After:

The design concept for this bathroom renovation was to create a clean, calm, and yet practical bathroom for this new family.  This resulted in making accommodations for their small child, while keeping it relaxing and useful for adults.

After Photo:

The bathroom after the renovation

The first challenge was updating the out of date bathroom into a relaxing retreat for adults, while simultaneously creating a functional space to bath a toddler.

The second challenge was integrating ideas inspired by places the couple had traveled to.

Drawing inspiration from a distinctive Moroccan metal lantern that the couple found during a trip in 2009, we created a theme with arabesque tile wainscot.  We also combined the North African country’s alluring design styles with a serene color palette to create a functional space that is perfect for the family.  The framed photograph is a reminder of the salt flats in the Atacama Desert in Chile, where they honeymooned.

Hope you enjoyed this new interior space.