MASTER BATHROOM REMODEL - RUSTIC MODERN MEDITERRANEAN
It’s not an easy task to marry existing spaces with remodeled areas in the same house and make it look cohesive, but it is essential to the success of any renovation project. In the end, the remodeled or added on space needs to look like it’s always been there. So how do I go about that task with my design projects?
EXISTING ARCHITECTURE, DOORS & TRIMS
I start by assessing the existing architecture, and then I find ways to incorporate it in the new or remodel spaces.
I pay close attention to the style of the doors and windows, along with the casings and trims so I can match them exactly in the new design, or modify them in such a way that they will still relate to what’s going on in the rest of the house.
Additionally the existing cabinet style, and any nearby materials that are staying are carefully considered as I move through the design process.
PROJECT CLAY SQUARE
Take for instance Project Clay Square, a custom rustic-modern Mediterranean home that was built in the 90’s but is now in need of being updated. At my first site visit the beautiful exposed beams with their weathered finish, caught my attention. They are a significant architectural feature for both the interior and exterior of the home. So with that, I considered ways that I might include that same feature in the master bath designs.
FAUX BEAM IN MASTER BATHROOM
I found the perfect place for a beam in the master bath designs by creating a feature at the sink wall to include a faux beam, wall-mounted lights and beautiful hand-made pattern tiles.
Besides the architecture at Project Clay Square, the landscape and planting areas were another thing that inspired my design direction. Outside the large exsiting, and proposed bathroom windows, there's beautiful Mediterranean plants gracing the views.
Another prominent part of the architecture is the use of classic terra-cotta tiles - finishing exterior steps, landings and patios, as well as the interior floors throughout the main parts of the house.
Overall the existing finish materials have a hand-made, hand-built quality to them that I wanted to be sure and mimic in the new materials selected for the master bathroom design. Here’s what I came up with and presented to my clients.
Notice the subtle terra-cotta color in the hand-made patterned tile options included in my design presentation. The client had requested using pebble mosaic tiles for the shower floor so I found some that would pair nicely with the existing finish materials.
THE TAKE AWAY
- The goal with any remodel, or added on space is to make it look like it’s always been there.
- When designing remodel spaces, its essential to consider the existing architecture and finishes so as not to create unrelated pockets of interior space.
- Equally as important is that the exterior and interior architecture of the house should be visually congruent. It’s best when the exterior architecture, details and even colors are repeated in the interior of the house. This will create a well thought-out, polished look.
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PHOTO CREDIT; JAYLENE CROSBY