One of our favorite topics is the seemingly endless design possibilities of guest baths. They are usually small, sparingly used spaces which make them the perfect place to expand your style. For example, while you may be a fan of rich color, you may not want to live with it every day. The guest bath is the perfect place to show off this different side of your design taste.
The guest bath pictured above is an example of how one of our clients included a nod to their more traditional side. The rest of their home featured a transitional design, with clean lines and soft colors. However, they had lovely antique dining furniture handed down from family members that they wanted to include in their space. We were able to combine these two styles in the dining room but felt that a bit more of the traditional look was called for. The first-floor guest bathroom offered the best opportunity.
The unusual shape of the room led us to construct a tapered cabinet design that made use of the full wall space. The warm cream antique-glazed cabinetry, coupled with oil-rubbed bronze fixtures and hardware lent an old-world look. Large, Asian-themed graphic wallpaper harkens back to the 18th century when this style was in its heyday, and plays off the antiques in the rest of the home. Finally, we added a wood-framed mirror to create the feeling of additional depth to the wall.
We had a lot of fun with the lighting too. A lovely crystal chandelier hangs in the center of the space. while lamps flank the sink bowl to help fill some of the wide countertop area. The two windows in the small space offer exquisite natural lighting during the day, though it was necessary to install a window covering over the bottom half for privacy at night.
The final result was a sophisticated guest bathroom that transports the visitor into a time gone past. Do you want to add bits of other styles into your home? We’d love to help! Send us an email, or give us a call at 317.253.8986.