Since the end of last year, I have been working remotely on a Master Suite addition for a family in Baton Rouge. The addition included a large his and her walk-in closet, spacious bedroom, master bath, and patio. It is currently under construction, and I am so excited to see how it will all turn out. My work on the first stage of the project is pretty much complete, so I wanted to share the inspiration and design process for the bathroom portion.
I worked with this couple on a kitchen remodel in a previous home, and we were excited to do something a little different in this space. They really wanted a mid-century modern inspired look for their new house, and I was happy to oblige.
I ask all of my clients to put together an inspiration board to get a good idea of their style and expectations. From those images, I select a few that I reference while working on the designs. Some of the basic ideas that I pulled from these images were warm woods, a floating vanity, white tile, contrasting finishes, and simplified storage.
Now that I had a good idea of their aesthetic needs, we continued to work together on the functional layout of the space. Using their specific goals for the space and functional constraints, we made edits to the plan. As the floor plan solidified, I started on interior elevations of the bathroom. These elevations depict lighting, finish, and furniture placement, and are a better representation of the design intent for the owners and sub-contractors.
At this point, I start to select finishes and furniture, and finalize the construction documents. The two design boards below depict the major selections, and give an overall palette for the room. Below are two options given to the owners to assist in making design decisions.
After all of the selections are made, I provide instructions, a shopping list, and links to products. The owners then take the final design and manage all of the purchasing and implementation of the design on site. I’m always available for any questions or assistance that may come up during construction. For this particular project, the owner is a contractor so it makes the construction process pretty easy.
I’m so happy with the final design, and I can’t wait to see how it translates into the real world. It’s always fun to see your ideas come to life. Hopefully, I’ll have final photos towards the end of the summer, and a post or two sharing the bedroom and closet design.