As a designer, merging my influence and knowledge into each project while leaving room for the client’s taste and desire is a huge part of my job. Renovating a main bath for a sweet Asian client who loved the Asian-inspired decor of her roots involved completely gutting the existing bath and bringing it to a modern design while incorporating much of the Asian-inspired decor pieces she loved.
It was exciting to see the 70’s go and the neutral palette come in. They decided to keep the existing flooring for now. But if given the opportunity to change it, I would have brought in a deep taupe-gray tile. Not shown in this photo is a beautiful, seamless glass door that didn’t arrive for several weeks after the initial renovation was complete.
The neutral grays, taupes, and creams created the perfect foundation for displaying her special asian, often colorful, treasures.. and a few surprises I picked up for her around town.
A built-in above the toilet, once stained very dark, was painted white and turned into a neat cove for displaying even more of the things she loved.. and again, a few of mine.