Fixture Selection for Your Primary Bath
Our clients wanted to feel like their primary bath was a retreat from their daily routine, as well as luxurious. When working on this project with our client, we discussed what they thought they would like in the space, but also what they knew they didn’t like.
Completed renovation of Primary Bath
They wanted bright and clean, but warm and luxurious, not too sterile. They knew they wanted white cabinets and a white color scheme but that can get cold very quickly. I imagined a nice clean looking space with warm woods and maybe some curves to soften the space visually.
Bedroom that was converted to Primary Bath
Our client already had a few things chosen for the space, white cabinets, a black windowpane shower encloser, a gas fireplace location, and antique stained wood doors. They also found some white veined countertops which had a bit of gold mixed in to draw the eye.
Black windowpane shower enclosure
When deciding on fixtures for the space, everyone has their own vision. One person wanted brass while the other wanted black. It is always my plan to listen to everyone and make sure that you hear what your client is saying and try to make the space work for everyone! The solution was to compromise with fixtures that encompassed both materials.
Privatized toilet by the built-in fireplace and arched niche
To soften the space, we discussed adding more curved elements which included the mirrors and the chandeliers that became the focal points of the rooms. The vanity mirror adds some antique character to the space, as well. Sometimes an entire design can evolve from a single sentimental piece of furniture, art, or memorabilia!
Curved elements for the vanity to soften the space
I always suggest that we look at elevations in the space. I started by showing the client the things that must be in the space, sinks, toilet, gas fireplace, and windows. Our clients liked the idea of a built-in niche above the fireplace and in the shower. We included the curved element in the two niches to continue softening the space and coordinate with the arched mirrors.
Tieing the curved elements together throughout the space
The next thing was to start thinking about the placement of the tile. Tile in a bathroom can be many things, up around walls and showers and sinks or just floors. We decided on where the tile should start and end, and then discussed how leaving wall space for art and plants can help make the space feel warmer and more personalized.
Full bath off of the hallway
For both bathrooms in this home, we wanted a tile in both showers that limited the slip possibility. The best option for that is a smaller tile with more grout space. We ended up with a small hex in the primary bath, and a penny round in the full bath. We also added an additional tile for the shower walls. When adding any additional patterns or colors just be sure to look at all the samples together in natural light, preferably in the actual space.
In the end, when designing a space, the main thing is to be happy and love your new space. I always tell each client that I will help guide them through the process but I want each client to feel that they had a voice and helped make a beautiful space that they love!