Bel Air Bathroom Before & After


When I first laid eyes on the Bel Air main bath I immediately saw how to reconfigure it in my mind's eye. Besides detesting the mosaic tile, I didn't think the layout was working out too well for the long narrow space. It wanted its full vaulted ceilings! It wanted a semi-private toilet area! I just knew.

I decided to do away with the tub, remove the steam shower, expand the shower area to a double, and carve out a toilet area where the tub was. The vanity got longer and received a makeup area.

Drawing it was the easy part. Building it out in such a tight space where every inch counts was harder.

But also kind of cool, right?

The finished space is a dreamy textural ode to California modern Spanish vibes with plaster, zellige, clay cotto tile, white oak wood, and living brass. I love it so and hope the owners do as well.