• Annie Wise

Reveal: SW Modern Final Master Bathroom Design

Updated: Feb 6

Have you ever had that experience where you fix/replace/refresh one thing and suddenly there's a domino effect and now you want to fix/replace/refresh everything? Renovations bring about this snowball effect all the time. The SW Modern home underwent such an incredible transformation with its kitchen that we were excited to keep going and direct our attention to the master bathroom:


You can see in the before floorplan that the bathroom was sub-divided into several different areas: dressing room, closet, vanity, toilet and tiny shower. Though a dressing room is nice, its size definitely limited options for storage, light and just overall space. Our clients wanted to be able to get ready for their day in comfort so a walk-in closet, double vanity and larger shower were all on their wish list. Those angled corners were another fun challenge!



Above is the before photo of the vanity. Confession: I love retro bathrooms. It's really fun to walk into other homes of this era and see blue, pink or green versions with the same plan. Clients tend not to share my enjoyment. :)



By reworking the floorplan and removing a few walls, we were able to address all the items on their wish list. We borrowed space from the hall closets and designed a walk-in master closet while still leaving ample room for storage in the hallway. A large walk-in shower was created with a bench for that awkward corner. One long, double sink vanity with almost invisible medicine cabinet on the side wall provided more storage than ever before.


The overall concept for the SW Modern house was to make it as light and streamlined as possible. The bathroom was no exception. We added a HUGE skylight in the bathroom and paid very close attention the finishes, especially in regards to tile. Grout felt too busy for this clean design so we opted to use large format Ann Sacks floor tile and finish the shower & back rear wall with tadelakt, a waterproof plaster.


Ready to see it??



Ack, I love it! The warm white oak vanity is floating and has a horizontal grain match plus routed channel pulls. Sconces come from one of our favorite companies, Cedar & Moss. Towels and bathmats from another favorite, Parachute Home.




You can see a little sneak peek into the closet! Portland Closet Company outfitted the entire space with floor to ceiling storage.



We added a long linear shower niche for storage.


Your view walking into the bathroom. We knew we wanted something sculptural to feature on the back wall and the O&G Studio Contrapesso sconce from Rejuvenation perfectly fit the bill.


In case you missed it, the whole of the SW Modern project was featured on Dwell. You can check it out here. As you can guess, we're pretty proud of this one!