This post is very exciting for me because it documents my first official project as a freelance Interior Designer! I started work on this project in September and it was completed at the end of December. This post documents parts of the process and before and after photos.
Kind words from Nicole and David:
“My wife and I were very excited to begin a renovation of an upstairs bathroom, but overwhelmed by the seemingly endless options in regard to tiles, shelves, vanities, sinks, fixtures, paint colors and more. We are very grateful we had the opportunity to consult with Celia Friedman on this project. Celia listened to our hopes and ideas for this space and helped us to visualize options with her drawings, product comparisons and color and tile coordinating. Step by step, she helped us narrow down options until we ultimately worked our way to a final product that we are extremely pleased with.”
About the project: My clients envisioned remodeling and connecting their existing outdated pink bathroom to a small multipurpose room next door. The existing bathroom became the children’s bathroom and the small multipurpose room became the master bathroom. A toilet room connects the two bathrooms.Floor plan of the remodeled space.The first step was to help my clients decide between a traditional sink cabinet or pedestal sinks for the master bathroom. I sketched three options incorporating various accessories and colors to help with other design decisions. They chose pedestal sinks! My sketch on the left, finished bathroom on the right.Space between the backside of the shower wall and the connecting toilet room provided an opportunity for storage in the master bathroom. More sketches helped my clients determine what type of shelving they wanted. Mid-construction photos.The children’s bathroom featuring a cast iron clawfoot tub.This window was removed and transformed in the accent wall for the pedestal sinks in the master bathroom.View from the master bathroom into the connecting toilet room.The finished master bathroom features a walk-in shower, pedestal sinks and corner shelving. The design concept was to cohesively blend modern, sophisticated materials and details with the existing craftsman style of the house. The master shower features a storage niche with luxury glass tile.The upscale subway tiles have a hand-made look that combines a traditional and contemporary style. The dark medicine cabinets and blue accent wall also help to distinguish this space from the children’s space. View of the white corner shelving and connecting toilet room featuring pocket doors. View of cabinets and small counter space from the toilet room.Another part of the design concept was to connect the master and children’s spaces aesthetically while keeping their separate identities. This was achieved by matching the clawfoot tub and pedestal sinks, using two different subway tiles and coordinating the blue and green paint colors.The gray children’s vanity provides needed storage with a contemporary touch. Hanging storage in the children’s bathroom.The clawfoot tub is the focus of the space with its versatile fixtures.