In the summer of 2020, one of our favorite customers invited us into her home to work on renovating several of her bathrooms. Their home in Hallbrook was gorgeous and light filled, but many parts still reflected the early 1990s when it was built, most especially the bathrooms. We have since worked in spots all over the home, and finally two years later (!) we are excited to start sharing these spaces with you. Up first: the primary bath.
Our clients asked for a wow moment for their primary bath and knowing they frequently vacation to the beach, we took a bit of inspiration in palette and vibes from those trips. Their bath was quite big so it gave us so much space to fit everything you could ever want in a bathroom in: separate toilet room, vaulted ceilings, double vanities, a lounge chair, a stunning bath and a walk-in heated floor double shower. Hello, spa bath!
One of the quirks we wanted to address right away was the ceiling. It had an amazing vaulted section, but also had about 3 other ceiling heights, columns and even several bump outs. We took out and opened up everything we could to really simplify the layout.
We kept the existing window and made it a focal point by adding some amazing Cle zellige tile in the color Tea Ceremony. We added an oversized natural fiber chandelier above the amazing concrete tub and used brass plumbing from Brizo throughout the entire bath.
We chose a subtle natural terrazzo tile for the floor. It has a white base with gray flecks. We were ecstatic with how the zero entry shower turned out and ran heated floors throughout the entire bath and shower, which is a game changer in my book. The nicest winter luxury!
Because this was a really long bathroom, the previous vanity had been twelve feet long. The clients did not love the look and we debated back and forth about doing another single vanity, just shorter, or dividing it up. Since storage space was not an issue, we divided it up and love love love the look.
We had the vanities custom made in white oak and used the half moon Sarah Samuel Sherman x Park Studio drawer pulls, which make such a statement.
Behind the vanity, we were aiming for simple but interesting. We chose a matte white concrete tile for the entire wall. It has such variation and depth in person and is definitely a step above an average white subway tile. The sconces are simple and on a dimmer. They are such a subtle but lovely lighting addition to getting ready in the morning.
Since we had terrazzo on the floor, we wanted to chose a stone that was pretty but did not compete. We went with a subtly veined quartz that picks up on the gray tones in the floor.
For the shower wall, we repeated the statement Tea Ceremony tile on the back wall and used the concrete white wall tiles on the sides. We made sure to make room for a shampoo niche and added a little Serena and Lily stool as a spot to perch a leg or rest your products. We had toyed with the idea of an arched top custom shower door to mimic the lines of the window, but in the end our clients sent us this inspiration picture and we were SO on board.
Styling out this space was super fun: we added a chair - because a comfy perch to brush your teeth on is amazing - and a couple stools for plants and a place to set a drink. We had room for several huge plants, one in a plaster planter and one in a basket to pick up on that natural fiber texture. We also added art from some of our favorites, including a ceramic piece by Michele Quan, and a few practical trays and lots of towels from Golden & Pine. We love to get vintage in every room, especially the brand new ones, and we incorporated some cute vases for some vibes.
We LOVED working on this bathroom, because it's beautiful but also because it's for some of the nicest people we know. We are so glad they get to enjoy this light filled happy space everyday!
Before Pics...Quite a Transformation: