Our designer, Tennille, was hired to transform this dated bathroom.  Our clients were willing to take a risk by trusting her suggestion to create a bold and beautiful black and white bathroom.

Like many homes built in the late 1990s, the original bathroom featured a large tub deck and small shower. Also common in that area was to have two separate vanities on the opposite of the room.

Understanding that evaluating function and form are the most critical part of any remodeling project, Tennille investigated several layouts. Her clients were thrilled to hear she could improve the floorplan without taking space from another room.

The design directive from the clients was an update that would make the space more contemporary and clean-lined. They told her they liked contrast, which she was excited to hear as it favored her vision.

While all of Tennille’s clients trust her, it takes a unique client to go so bold. The husband embraced the idea of black walls; however, he made it clear that herringbone and chevon patterns were out. An essential element was to create a dramatic focal point. To accomplish this, she rotated the bathtub, so it was perpendicular to the windows (instead of parallel).

An owner’s suite should invite relaxation, and black and white alone are too energetic. So Tennille tempers the room with soft grey shower tiles and vanity cabinets framed with raw white oak. The natural wood added a hint of warmth and prevented it from feeling cold and sterile.

BEFORE:

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