We are continuing the reveal of the In His Name Project by sharing the primary bathroom. We are still waiting for a few outstanding furniture pieces to complete the bedroom; however, we are thankful we could provide an elevated and highly functional bathroom while we wait. Read on to learn how we blended classic and modern contemporary design elements resulting in a beautiful transitional bathroom.
PHOTOGRAPHY BY: LAURA SUMRAK
This outdated 90's bathroom was in major need of some TLC. All new selections were in order due to exiting mold and plumbing issues. From corner to corner we selected all new selections as well as expanded the shower to give these clients a true relaxing oasis to return home to.
We replaced the expansive carpet with high performance 12x24 porcelain tile. The classic 50% vertical offset pattern draws the eye into the bathroom to scan the surrounding details. To continue the Montana meets modern theme, we integrated natural wood stained vanities for added warmth. The maple greige stain on the cabinetry is the perfect compliment to the gray variations throughout the tile selections.
To accommodate a larger tub, we shrunk both vanities and eliminated the mini walls made of drywall. At 71" length we sourced the largest free standing tub we could squeeze in. The tub is for the husband who is a broader fella; therefore, the bigger the better. We replaced the dated window insert with a large opaque picture window, and we stacked two of their personal photos above the tub to fill in negative space. We aimed for a clean airy finish in this bathroom; therefore, wall art and accessories remained simple and functional.
To accommodate the husband's love towards modern contemporary, we integrated modernized selections through hardware, tile, lighting, and plumbing fixtures. The matte black hardware compliments the transitional frame on the mirrors, and the polished chrome finish on the plumbing fixtures help bounce light around this now light and bright space.
We maximized the right side of the bathroom by eliminating the existing linen closet to reframe the new and improved shower. What was tight and claustrophobic is now open and expansive! We added a floor to ceiling storage cabinet to the wife's vanity to make up storage space. We implemented 3 different shower tiles for added interest and depth. We love the contrast from the shower pan and the subtle interest the bench provides. The wall tile was installed in a modernized stack pattern for additional lines and movement. The gray variation within the tile paired with the continued lines provides additional interest.
The dual shower heads and shower wands provide adequate waterflow for both cleaning their bodies and maintaining their enlarged shower. The frameless glass enclosure allows the eye to focus on the details within the shower while bouncing natural light around the space.
We are really excited to get the bedroom finished so we can photograph and share what we came up with in that fabulous room as well. Stay tuned friends, it's worth the wait!