I want to start by saying a huge THANK YOU to everyone that left the most thoughtful messages on my social media pages and sent encouraging text messages about my store being one baby step away from opening. I still can’t believe I’m about to be a shop/studio owner, and if I’m being 100 right now, I’m shaking in my boots in a bit. I’m extremely confident in the location I selected, the furniture lines I’ve chosen to partner with, and my design business itself, but it is SO SCARY to put yourself out there in such a big way. I keep reminding myself that with great risk comes great reward and if running a business was easy, everyone would do it. With that being said, I’m jumping in with both feet and taking the design bull by the horns!
Last time I shared the design plans for the common areas of the remodel on Mullins, and today I have the final design boards for the two bathrooms. The hall bath is their main guest bath but also is used by their young children. The homeowner wanted something clean + modern that blended well with the selections from the open concept common areas of their home. We started with a classic 3x6” white subway tile with a high contrast dark grout line (not pictured here, but much easier to keep clean versus white grout), which ties in nicely with the dark floor tile, being laid in a herringbone pattern.
By the way- my sign guy hand-painted my logo on the canvas awning!! Such a talent!
Keeping with the dark details, they selected matte black plumbing fixtures + hardware. We also used a dark framed round mirror for above the single sink, but chose to bring in some brass with the light fixtures. The countertops are a white quartz with pale gray veining.
The completed look offers a dominantly white + black color scheme with a little added warmth from the brass fixtures. It is a no-fuss space with a cool industrial modern vibe.
The master bathroom repeats the use of matte black + brass but has more of a spa feel with the use of two different marble-look tiles, a larger matte tile for the floor and a polished tile for the shower walls, run vertically to visually bring up the height of the shower. For the shower floor + shampoo box we used a mini marble hexagon. The homeowner selected brass plumbing fixtures + hardware for this space for a touch of glamour. I especially love the repeated use of a hexagon for the cabinet knob as well.
The vanity for this bathroom is laid out as one long vanity with double sinks and a drop down for the makeup vanity. We wanted all of the mirrors to be at the same height, but the makeup vanity required a mirror that would drop down lower so someone seated on a stool could still see in the mirror. It would be near impossible to find the right style of mirror in the sizes we needed so we opted to have these mirrors custom-made. A single large mirror over the double sinks to help open up the space of this smaller-sized bathroom, and a coordinating smaller, but taller, single mirror for above the makeup vanity. The mirrors will have a very thin black frame with industrial-style lighting mounted above them (one above each sink and one above the makeup vanity). This maybe sounds more confusing than it is, but will make sense once I share the completed pictures.
That concludes the design plans, and I'm excited to share some progress pictures of the project, which is near completion. I'll also be sharing more of the shop/studio space soon!