Modern Space, Japandi Style

This client loved their new home, but couldn’t help but feel it wasn’t quite “them”. 

 While this space was already well utilized in terms of configuration, we did find some areas to make improvements; the biggest of which being the shower area. As you can see in the before pictures, the shower area of this bathroom was built to fit the premade tub/shower unit – this means that they had to put an offset in the wall to fit the shower. So, not only was this shower roughly a foot more narrow than the rest of the bathroom, it also took away from the open, sleek vibe this client was going for. To remedy this, we took out the offset and recentered the window to fit the custom shower. From there we built a custom walnut flat panel vanity and replaced their large mirror with two recessed medicine cabinets 

This client was inspired by the Japandi style. “Japandi” refers to the fusion of Japanese and Scandinavian aesthetics – think wabi-sabi meets hygge. This lends itself to a space that is simple, clean and warm. To achieve this, we had to be very thoughtful with materials, color schemes, and how the tile itself was laid. For the shower, we went with a vertical subway tile – the orientation creates both visual uniformity and accentuates the tall ceilings. To add more interest to the space, we added a large niche with penny round tile. For the floor, we went with 12 x 24 cement look tiles, which gives a modern but organic feeling. Finally, for the vanity we built a 6 drawer flat panel double sink unit, creating as much storage as possible and continuing with the overall clean line aesthetic of the space.

To tie this space together, we used matte black shower fixtures and faucets, modern frosted glass vanity lighting and pendants, simplistic bath accessories and a vintage runner to bring together our new clean lines with a timeless and warm visual and feeling