This is a story about a guest bathroom and its owners. Don’t be surprised if you find yourself in this story. It starts with a simple idea: Our bathroom doesn’t reflect who we are or the type of experience we want for our guests.
To address this problem, the owners decided to hire us at Euro Design Build to remodel the bathroom, to transform it from a space they didn’t recognize as their own into something that better reflected their family. We took on the challenge and started like we always do, by making a deep dive into what the clients felt was wrong, as well as what they ideally wanted guests to experience while visiting.
We quickly discovered that material updates were not going to be enough to achieve everything on their wish list, and, inspired by an heirloom, gold-framed mirror that hung in elsewhere in their home, we created a detailed plan to bring their vision to life.
- Create an aesthetically pleasing, luxurious, spa-like experience. The owners wanted something similar to a five-star European hotel they had stayed at and didn’t want to leave. They wanted their guests to feel the same way as they had, and to luxuriate as if they were staying in a high-end hotel. All the materials were carefully selected to reflect our client’s personal style and love for travel. But to achieve the desire for a spacious shower, we had to take down the wall that separated the wet area from the vanity, then move the toilet away from the shower giving us the room to expand the shower space.
- Provide privacy and a vast amount of hidden storage. Ensure the guests have enough space for all their toiletries, styling implements, hair products, and magnifying mirrors, and create enough storage space to keep it all hidden from prying eyes.
- The New vanity is custom build like a fine piece of furniture is, with upgraded hardwood used for construction. Create a modern, aesthetically pleasing vanity that meets the following guidelines:
- Custom-built furniture piece that is now used as the vanity
- Higher end construction
- Dovetailed Drawer Boxes in Clear Maple
- Top-of-the-line BLUM bottom mounted glides
- Full extension glides to maximize accessibility and storage capacity
Finishes: High Reflective White by Sherwin-Williams
Flooring: Calacutta Marble with Honey Onyx inserts
Mirror: The main element driving the style was the gold-framed mirror, a family heirloom that gives the space an air of sophistication. They wanted to maintain a look of high-end hotels to make guests feel like they are in a luxury hotel.
Mixing Metals: We paired the gold mirror with a mix of polished nickel and antique brass metals. If you look closely, you’ll see that the sink faucet combines both metals. This mix of metals accents the mirror but lets it remain the standout feature in the room.
Shower: For something more than an “all-white” look, we all fell in love with a pale blue and white mosaic which became the driving force for the overall color palette.
Corner Seat: Always a nice feature to have if you have enough room for one.
Shampoo Niche: We usually try to hide a recessed shampoo niche so we can hide our clutter of shower products. In this specific case, we were not able to place it in our usual design so we made it into a feature to display different sizes of shampoo bottles.
This guest bathroom was the 7th projects in this home and had to reflect our client’s passion for quality, simple design, and love of elegance in everything. Wait until you see the rest of the home!