One of my favorite Seattle clients came back to me this summer with a very exciting bathroom renovation. All she knew going in was that she wanted cement tiles, and that was all I needed. Working in partnership with a contractor and solving for the spatial challenges you find in many of the old tudors in Seattle, we were able to pull off a major transformation with sophisticated style.
The obvious starting point of the design was an eye-grabbing floor tile, which set a tone for a clean black-and-white palette that we accentuated with brass fixtures. We mixed in thin black metal towel rings and toilet paper holder, updated the toilet itself, and pulled it all together with a Schoolhouse Electric light fixture that I adore a little more each time I look at it. I also wanted to maintain some of the charm and integrity of the original millwork which we were able to do, but sanded and painted to make it feel fresh and go well with the new brass hardware.
Last and anything but least, this old cramped powder room needed to be expanded to a 3/4 bath, given its proximity to the guest room. We were able to borrow from the guest closet to make room for a glass-door shower and outfitted it in white subway tile, with a matte white hexagonal tile for the floor and bright white grout to create a clean contrast with the walls.
Hope you are left feeling inspired!