Did seeing all the master bath makeovers yesterday get you excited about making changes in your own? It’s great when you can make a few cosmetic changes to make a fresh new space from one you already had. Sometimes, though, getting the room you want takes some serious construction.
That was the case with this beautiful bathroom makeover. Carla, who designed this bathroom, was asked by her clients to transform their outdated space into a sleek, modern oasis. It was a complete tear down and rebuild. I love the spa-like feel of this room. It makes me think of some other bathroom re-dos I’ve seen lately.
Seaglass and sleek lines are a great combination! Let’s look at the other elements that designer Carla used to create this beautiful bathroom.
Submitted by: Aston Design Studio
A PASSION FOR BLENDING BEAUTY WITH FUNCTION LED ME IN TO THE FIELD OF INTERIOR DESIGN.
I’m Carla Aston, an interior designer. After graduating with my design degree, I spent nine years in the Dallas area employed in architectural and design firms working on all types of corporate, hospitality, and high end residential projects. After having my children, I followed my husband’s work and lived overseas in Australia and Norway. I was so lucky to be able to travel and enjoyed observing different cultures, architecture, and styles of living which broadened my perspective on design.
I’ve had my own business in The Woodlands since 2001 and now have the design studio of my dreams! I’ve worked on many remodels, new home construction projects, and furnishings projects throughout the gulf coast region and look forward to my new venture, E-Design, where I can engage in projects remotely.
My goal is to bring thoughtful, well-crafted, timeless design to each project I pursue. The type of clients I have appreciate the time and effort I put into the design process and the high regard I have for this pursuit. They benefit from my passion and interest in good design. My goal on each project is to love and be proud of each and every endeavor with which I am involved.
This bathroom was designed for a young, professional couple, expecting their first child. She had a more modern style and wanted a luxurious retreat with a new tub and a spa-like ambience. Her husband wanted a slightly larger shower, a wider door to the closet and . . .To make his wife happy. Smart man, huh?
Prior to the renovation, this bathroom was just worn out. There was a panel missing in the shower, so they were unable to use it. The storage wasn’t very effective, and it felt small and cramped. The homeowner wanted something uplifting and fresh…something young and sophisticated…something modern that you’d expect to see in a boutique hotel suite. I couldn’t wait to get started!
As you saw on the floor plan, I chose a rectangular tile that was run in a straight pattern to repeat the shape of the tub and give her the modern look she desired. It was really important for the tile to line up everywhere, so it flowed without visual interruption over the tub and up the walls, thus expanding the space.
That rectangular shape translated to horizontal lines and banding on the walls. The linear pattern in the tile is repeated in the tight grain of the rift cut oak, run horizontally on the cabinets. More horizontal lines are used in the linear quality of the plumbing fixtures, the cabinet pulls, the Roman shades, and the showstopper: the mosaic tile.
The cabinets seem to float off the floor with the tile base below. Recessed lighting at the base provides a great night light for the homeowner and further elevates those floating vanities in the evening, ultimately contributing to the light, spacious feel we were after.
I love how the tile grout lines all align. No mean feat, trust me.
So, let’s see . . . I was charged with modern, sophisticated, spa-like, fresh, luxurious . . .(Check, check, check, check aaaand CHECK!) I think this end result fits the bill! As I look back through this tour, I see all my smiley faces. I guess this project just makes me smile! I can’t help but love how this little jewel of a bathroom turned out.