Classic traditional Master Bathroom

Updated: Nov 16



This room is part of the Traditional and Fun Guest Bathroom in Mountain View. This time I designed the master bath. I changed the entire layout and built new walls in this room since the existing bathroom had a weird and non-functional space. The bathroom had a tub (that functioned as a clothing rack area) and a tiny claustrophobic shower. The main deal-breaker was a console sink that was supposed to be in use for two people since it was, after all, a master bathroom.

The new layout allowed my clients to gain much more storage with a 55"W vanity and a linen cabinet, and a more expansive and spacious shower.

Here is how this bathroom used to look like:

Another before photo:

I most often let my clients’ inspiration boards guide me when I select finishes (tile, electric fixtures, vanity, etc.) for their projects.  At the beginning of this project my client and I visited a tile showroom. And there it was, that one tile that captivated her gaze -- a splendid calacatta mosaic. It was only natural that based on this marvelous tile choice I would select the rest of the finishes. This was for the master bathroom, which we wanted to keep classic, and create a luxurious and warm ambience. With the freedom to transform the entire layout of the room, we happily set to work. My client opted for a lovely vanity and linen closet from Restoration Hardware. The warm tones of the woodwork bring out the gold inlay of the calacatta tile and the effect is uplifting and gorgeous. The entire space is classic and timeless, but more than anything it remains true to the aesthetic essence of this historic house.


Old bathroom layout. Here you can tell the real transformation with the new and more practical layout:

Photographer: Vivian Johnson

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