Bathroom at a Glance
Who lives here: A busy professional
Location: Charlotte, North Carolina
Size: 150 square feet (14 square meters)
Before: The bathroom had dark finishes and an oppressively hefty vanity. “My client was ready for a change that would make it more modern and bright,” Williams says.
Luckily the existing layout made sense, so Williams was able to keep the tub, shower and vanity in the same locations. Not having to move the plumbing fixtures saved a lot of money. “This is a townhome built on a concrete slab, so it would have cost a lot to move the plumbing,” Williams says.
Williams added two large beveled mirrors and one double sconce between them. “At first my client wanted three sconces — one on each end of the vanity and one between the mirrors. But we found that we would have had to use smaller mirrors and the sconce on the left would have looked cramped into the corner. So we used a double sconce in the center instead,” she says. “With the recessed lighting in the ceiling there’s still plenty of lighting for her.”
Wall color: Agreeable Gray, Sherwin-Williams
From left to right, the three doors seen toward the back of the room lead to a linen closet, a walk-in closet and a toilet room.
Before: This home is in a community for people age 55 and up, so the existing bathtub was ADA-compliant. This means it’s lower than standard tubs.
The shower floor is a marble mosaic. “This was the one place where we brought in a different pattern,” Williams says. A busier pattern here doesn’t disrupt the calm feel of the room.
This bathroom remodel began with a vanity with an unconventional finish — it’s wrapped in shagreen-embossed leather. “My client knew she wanted a gray-and-white palette, and she knew she wanted to use this vanity,” interior designer Leslie Williams says. Williams used the vanity as a jumping-off point for a relaxing neutral color palette. “She has a very busy professional life and wanted this room to be serene, light, bright and stress-free,” the designer says.
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