lido isle master bath // before + after

March 8, 2016

A Before + After series is one interior design admirers love to watch unfold, so here is the first of many to come. It’s a peek inside the spaces I’m asked to design and reimagine – and it’s one of my favorite things about being a designer; having the opportunity to transform spaces that demand both beauty and function. After all, the best environments have a bit of both, and it’s a delicate balance to achieve each flawlessly.

As my Client and I accessed their existing Master Bath pros + cons, we had a few goals in mind with the new design direction and material selections. The existing pony wall made the bathroom and shower feel much smaller than it needed to, and the actual showering space was fairly cramped. It also felt a little dark with the black flooring, and inconsistent with the design of the rest of the home, which we wanted to integrate more intentionally. Ultimately, we wanted to create a space that felt true to the style of the home and their personal style, with a lighter color palette merging elements of timeless meets modern, and all the while beautiful to live in everyday.

We redesigned the new shower to include a frameless glass enclosure from the shower dam upwards, allowing for a few additional inches of showering space, while opening up the overall look & feel of the bathroom itself.

Below are a few before shots of the space…

One of my favorite elements to incorporate in bathroom design is tiling floor-to-ceiling outside the shower enclosure area.  We selected a non-traditional sized ceramic tile and tiled around the entirety of the space.  We also removed the black flooring material, and replaced it with an oversized carrara hex to help lighten up the space and infuse that element of modern/timeless we were after.

Here’s a peek at the new vanity wall design, as well as a trip to the slab yard to select carrara slabs for the vanity countertop and shower dam…

Site visits mid-tile install, with our fab oversized shower niche sitting pretty as a new focal point…

After a few months of construction and lots of little decisions, our pretty new bathroom made its debut…

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