Friday, August 3, 2018

Secondary Bathrooms- Purdue

Well, I’ve been MIA on this blog for far too long!!! Turns out being pregnant while running a business solo is more stressful than anticipated- ha! I’m in the home stretch (I’ll be 35 weeks on Sunday) so I wanted to check back in and finish sharing a few projects that have wrapped in the last couple of months before I take a short maternity leave and jump back into new designs again.  

Although we've shared a few progress pictures of these spaces, we are backtracking a bit and wrapping up the design plans for the Purdue project, but since it has been forever and a day, click here and here for a refresher on this home. 

If you remember, this house was initially designed as a spec home but sold before we finished it. A request that Blue River Custom Builders had heard with their last spec home was a desire for a bedroom on the first floor that could be used for guests, particularly those who aren’t great going up and down stairs. While we knew the front room of this house would likely be an office, we designed it with a closet and access to the first-floor bathroom so it could easily be used as a private guest suite. 

With that in mind, we made the first-floor bathroom a full bath, but wanted it to still feel like a beautiful powder bathroom. The toilet and shower, which features 4x8" beveled subway tile to the ceiling, are separated with a pocket door, and we designed the sink vanity + storage cabinet with raised legs to look like free-standing pieces of furniture. To elevate the design further we went with marble countertops, a wall-mounted faucet, and patterned wallpaper, which plays well with the hexagon floor tiles. We complimented these features with a large antique brass mirror and contemporary brass wall sconces.  The warm neutrals of this space flow perfectly with the colors + materials used in the kitchen and main living spaces. 

Moving upstairs to the two secondary bathrooms, we wanted these spaces to feel clean + modern. While we used the same tile in both bathrooms, we used different mirrors and lighting to give each space a unique touch. The starting point for these spaces was penny tile for the floor. The tile shop has white with black penny tiles spaced periodically, but that felt too harsh for the spaces, so we opted to have the black tiles replaced with gray. This sounds like a really small detail, but it completely changed the look of the space once they switched those tiles out, and the gray pennies work well with the quartz countertops. 

Instead of doing your standard subway tile in the showers, we used square tile to the ceiling for a fun, retro vibe. While the original design plan called for brass accents, the homeowners preferred sticking with satin nickel, which was an easy swap. The Jack and Jill bathroom features rectangle mirrors flanked by modern wall sconces, and the smaller bathroom has a large round mirror with an industrial, single arm sconce centered above it. I love how the dark framed mirrors break up the gray + white color scheme of these bathrooms. 

Jack & Jill Bathroom 

Single Bathroom 

I adore the design plans for each of these bathrooms, and while you probably have seen a few sneak peaks of the progress of these spaces on the Wild Rose Interiors' social media pages, I have way more of the process to share… I promise I won’t wait another two months! Until then, hope everyone has a great weekend!