Bold in Blues Bathroom

Project Details

Remodel Type: Bathroom

Design Style: Modern Bungalow

Trade Resources and Partners

Photography: Alyssa Lee Photography

Contractor: The Whisker Group

Shower Tile: Mercury Mosaics

Before Conditions

  • Tiny powder room under the sloped eaves off the owners’ second floor bedroom

  • Wasted hallway space outside the powder room

  • No shower on the second floor

  • Insufficient storage

Client Objectives

  • Add a full bathroom to the second floor to eliminate the need to trapse up and down the stairs to shower and then get dressed

  • Maintain flow through hallway to bedroom while adding a shower and vanity

  • Finishes that work with the style of the home while embracing modern details

  • Incorporate bold mosaic tiles in a unique pattern in the shower for an immersive experience

  • Improve functional storage in both sections of the bathroom

Design Challenges:

  • Tiny closet under the eaves opened and transformed into a generous shower, while leaving space in hallway for flow.

  • Existing hardwood floors were paired with an oak vanity, matched to original trim in the hallway, and a bold shower in a gradient of blues and blue-green tones.

  • Crisp white paneling and cabinetry brighten the small, angular powder room as classic details meet bright blue walls.

  • Major flooring slope issues between the hallway and powder room were handled by installing a tile floor later.

  • Vanity, medicine cabinet, and cabinetry in the toilet room provide storage right where it’s needed.

The Details That Make It Work

  • A custom Mercury Mosaics gradient mosaic shower wall brings the clients’ colorful personalities and love of ceramic art into their owners’ suite.

  • Fun gold hardware and lighting accents modernize the classic elements.

  • Space under the eaves discovered in demo allowed for a larger shower footprint, complete with a bench.

  • A compact sink in the toilet room allows more room to move under the sloped eaves.

Project Details

Remodel Type: Bathroom

Design Style: Modern Bungalow

Trade Resources and Partners

Photography: Alyssa Lee Photography

Contractor: The Whisker Group

Counters: Mercury Mosaics

Floor Tiles: Mercury Mosaics

About Colleen


I live in Minneapolis with my landscape architect/urban designer husband, my daughter who believes she’s my design assistant and sous chef, a cuddly tuxedo cat, a feisty Siamese, and a menagerie of turkeys and other wild animals who visit our backyard for the free food. When I’m not designing, you’ll often find me cooking up a Paleo feast, practicing embarrassing TikTok routines with my daughter, or hiding in a corner with my nose in a book.

 


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