Masculinity In Its Most Elegant Form
This cramped 1950’s-built bathroom had never undergone a remodel, and the stark-white palate with lack of standard functionality begged for a makeover. The new space has been designed and built to give these clients all of the amenities they need and desire while creating a space with full-functionality built into the form.
Primarily sanctioned for the men of the family, in addition to the occasional house guest, the clients requested that the space be characterized with a balance of softened masculinity and asked for a splash of color. The bathroom was designed with that exact idea driving the project. The initial objective at the projects onset included integrating the available space from an existing closet, generating ample storage, building a walk in shower, and improving the overall flow and movement within the space. Some of the challenges addressed in the project were how to utilize the minimal space allotted in order to create storage, and how to maximize the flow and functionality within the space to accommodate the client’s heights of 6’3” and 6’4.”
The solution was simple. The overall size was maximized by removing the existing closet, adding a pocket door, flush mount recessed cabinetry, and a walk-in shower with a seat. Two pony walls create spatial organization and double as space for storage niches.
The use of vertical lines, rich and contrasting colors and rigid chrome hardware help create masculinity, which is then softened with rich chocolates and airy cream colors. A faint flower motif within the tile design and warm lighting design are combined to create a space which represents masculinity in its most elegant form.