“Lynn, we’re ready to do the Guest Bath now”! My clients excitedly told me. We had just completed the renovation of their Master Bath (Secret Spa), so we set to work right away. They wanted a ‘beachy theme’ and were also excited at the prospect of a larger bath tub.
“Beachy” was translated into the color and texture of the materials. Floor tile has a mottled, blue glaze reminiscent of a cloud-scattered sky, glass, mosaic tiles in translucent shades of blue and green echo beach glass and water. Faucets in polished nickel add sparkle and everything is set against a neutral backdrop of imported, Italian tile in glossy white.
Although this room is contemporary, local historic architecture is still honored; faucets are a modernized version of old-fashioned faucet taps and the rectangular wall tile harkens back to subway tile – typical in many urban buildings. The tub area was enlarged by borrowing dead space from the adjacent kitchen pantry and there’s plenty of new storage in the vanity and recessed medicine cabinet.
Niches in the tub and shower area neatly contain shampoo bottles, soap and candles. To set the mood for supreme relaxation, the jetted tub contains a revolutionary feature known as Chromatherapy in which water-tight LED lenses imbue the bath water with colored light.
An externally-vented exhaust fan keeps this windowless room fresh and layers of light come from the recessed ceiling fixtures and wall sconces.
The mood is set for relaxing, so fill up the tub, sit back … ahhhhhh … just beachy!