I'm working on three bathrooms for a client in New York City. The first step in designing a bathroom is gather tiles together for the floor, wall and accents based on the client’s criteria, color preferences, and desired mood in the bathroom. Then, by the process of elimination, we take out the ones that do not working the space based on pricing. Some chosen materials were more than what the owners wanted to spend, and some tiles did not work with each other. For example, the undertone of a wall tile did not match the tile that was chosen for the bathroom floor, and some colors were not right for the feeling that we wanted to create.
Below are the design ideas for the three bathrooms
Interior Design Idea 1st Bathroom
The client wanted a classic, contemporary feel. The final choices are light and airy to match their desire for this guest bathroom. They wanted to use tiles and design that would feel up to date in 10 years from now and that would not look dated. The White Carrara marble with the subway tile is perfect for this space; both materials are classic and timeless. To make it feel more contemporary, I have chosen to use a rectangular marble mosaic.
Materials: 1. White Carrara, 2. White subway tile, 3. White Carrara mosaic, and 4. Athens gray light mosaic
Interior Design Idea 2nd Bathroom
This second interior design idea is for the kids’bathroom, so it’s a bit more modern and fun. The use of black slate honed tiles gives the bathroom a modern look and the honeycomb flower motif gives the bathroom a playful element. With this bathroom, we were able to have more fun with the floor, but also keeping in mind that it will not look dated 10 years from now.
Materials: 1. Black Slate Honed, 2. Glass strips, 3. Honeycomb in Asian Statuary
Interior Design Idea 3rd Bathroom
For this last bathroom design, which is the master bathroom, the client wanted something traditional and classic. They will have a claw foot tub in their bathroom and the best way to compliment the tub and to achieve the client’s desires is to create a sanctuary that is timeless, light and airy by using traditional, classic materials and design like the octagon or basketweave with black dots, subway tiles with an decorative cap.
Material: 1. White subway tile, 2. Octagon with black dot,3. Basket weave with black dot, 4. Decorative Cap
The next part in my 3-part bathroom interior design series will show how I put the materials together.
Are you working on a bathroom redesign and are at a loss of what materials to use and how to coordinate your floor tiles with the wall tiles and choosing an accent? Tell me at the comments and I’ll be happy to guide you through. Or if you’d like, I can create the perfect bathroom that meets your ideas and brings great design to the interior of your home. Contact me at Tse.Christine@hotmail.com
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