Small spaces grow when nurtured with inventive ideas
In a beach house, it makes sense to rely on tropical wood planking that stands up well to water. In this Mr.-and-Mrs. bath, the planks take on the added role of a motif worked in several ways — fencing to create a semi-open shower, horizontal paneling on walls, to slats on the shower floor and sink deck. There’s also a touch of Asian bathhouse aesthetic around the frosted window behind the tub.
A series of aluminum trusses act as slender silver beams supporting the wood partitions. One cleverly doubles as a shower curtain rod. In the shower, twin stations are set again a white-tile wall and well illuminated with recessed lights.
Ocean-blue variegated mosaic tile on the bathtub facing and deck creates a focal point and coordinates well with the white tile squares on the sink wall. A pair of vessel sinks sit on top of a planked floating vanity with a handy towel storage shelf below. Overhead, sconces that look rescued from an architectural office are mounted above the main mirror. They are easily adjustable as task lights for the sinks and provide extra illumination for the magnifying mirror. Do they remind anyone else of albino grasshoppers?
It’s often difficult to photograph bathrooms since space tends to be tight. This series helps show a lot about the way space can flow. I particularly like this photo, which gives a casual observer a feeling of just having stepped out of the shower.