The owners of this home were looking for a fresh, modern update to two non-descript bathrooms. After reviewing options for layout and materials, we made the decision to keep the palette consistent for both bathrooms. As such, the rooms are designed as variations on the same theme: an exploration of contrast in color and textures.
A simple palette of bamboo, white and gray are augmented in special locations--the backsplash at the sink and the seat in the shower--with bold red tile. Mirrored, bamboo medicine cabinets above the sinks conceal indirect lighting. In the lower bathroom, a bamboo shelf is practical, holding vases and candles, and also provides a strong visual horizontal line that works in tandem with the vertical mirror at the sink.
The trimless glass shower enclosures make the small spaces feel larger by limiting noticeable divisions between the various functions. The tile in the showers extends to the rest of the room as a wainscot, which also makes the room appear larger and cohesive.
The shower's long narrow stone tile is sleek and simple, while the niche's dark pebble backwall, similar in color, provides contrasting texture. The glass mosaic tile backsplash at the sinks adds texture while making a visual connection to the color of the shower seats.