Westchester Guest Bathroom Remodel

The Westchester master bathroom was a study in modern zen. Everything was calm and controlled, based on the needs of both parties in the couple I was designing for. When it came time to design the guest bathroom, we could be a little cheekier and step outside of the comfort zone since this bathroom wasn't getting daily use.

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We went minimalist. We went black and white. We went Scandinavian. Because after all life is short and if you don't experiment in a small bathroom, where can you experiment?

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I chose large format 8" matte black hex tile with 4"x12" glossy white subway tile. Small details like a stacked grid pattern for the wall tile with white grout, and black grout for the floor tile gave it a modern edge.

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These two elements looked amazing when they came together in the wall niche.

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Doing matte black plumbing fixtures with the subtlest of brass accents really took it to the next level.

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This bathroom was very narrow and instead of having a separate shower and tub, I converted the tub area into a shower/tub combo and used the existing shower stall as the new vanity area. A smaller version of the floating teak vanity from the master was used here for consistency. This did require a little plumbing reconfiguration, but nothing mind altering. Here is what the shower and tub wall used to look like.

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The vanity was on the toilet wall but it was such a space hog. I wanted it gone. In its place, we installed floating shelves so the floor area stayed open, but guests have some horizontal real estate to store their toiletries. 

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Goodbye awkward vanity cabinet. Hello open shelves.

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For me, the big picture means a lot but its all about the details. The same 45 degree tile cuts happened on this bathroom, matte black towel rods and TP holders to coordinate with the plumbing fixtures were installed, and the little vintage accents and styling made it feel complete. 

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