Your bathroom vanity area should be a safe haven to enter and spend time. After all, this is where you spend time preparing yourselves for the day. We all deserve to do this in an area of our homes that makes us feel relaxed. A place we can retreat to where we can spend our precious moments before our day begins.
I was privileged to work in a gorgeous home in La Jolla recently, where my clients wanted to replace their harshly lit, 1980′s tile bathroom, for a zen filled oasis of a vanity. The two pictures featured below are of the bathroom tub/shower and vanity from before I started the transformation.
Let’s cut to the chase here, shall we? We demo’ed the 80′s, white, tiled bathroom in order to start fresh. My clients and I had visions of custom cabinetry, granite counters, and travertine flooring set on the diagonal– there was no way they were going to come to fruition with this staring back at us. We made sure all of the old fixtures, cabinets, tub and shower were erased from existence.
More specifically, our vision was one of rich, dark, Mahogany wood for the custom cabinetry to accent the lighter granite counter tops with a spa green iridescent glass border set within the back-splash of the granite counter. This same spa green glass was set within the travertine flooring that we laid on the diagonal for fluidity throughout the floor and shower.
A vessel sink that sits half submerged into the custom cabinetry for a touch of modern elegance, and double shower doors for a combination of class and convenience. Within the new shower, I wanted the homeowners to find themselves transported into a paradise with a shower head on each side of the spacious stall and an 18″ rain head shower fixture in the middle. One has not experienced a relaxing shower until they have experienced one with the rain head shower fixture.
Of course we couldn’t forget the new paint, mirrors and toilet to complete the final touches. Oh, and being a man of convenience myself, electrical outlets were placed in the back of the largest drawer within the cabinetry to keep all of my client’s appliances plugged in for quick use.
Are you ready to see how this all comes together into a fabulous vanity oasis of a master bathroom?
There’s just something about pictures that don’t do this master bathroom retreat justice. What is your idea of a master bath retreat? What is your color scheme? And what would you put in your bathroom oasis?