Houzz Room of the Day: Art Deco Tile Dazzles in a Master Bathroom

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The flow of this master bathroom was, frankly, clogged. “The original floor plan was broken up and offered little storage space,” interior designer Bonnie Bagley Catlin says. By overhauling the layout, she fit in a roomy shower, a luxurious free-standing tub, a storage-packed vanity and a separate room for the toilet. As for the style, timing was everything. Just after signing up for the project, she attended the annual Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS) and found a new stunner of a tile that would wind up setting the tone for the room’s style and palette. 

Bathroom at a Glance
Who uses it: Two young professional parents of two toddlers
Location: Near San Diego
Size: About 143 square feet (13.2 square meters)
Designer: Bonnie Bagley Catlin of Signature Designs Kitchen & Bath

BEFORE: A more functional layout for the couple was imperative and involved redoing the plumbing. “The existing layout was boxy, chopped-up, and they didn’t have room to spread out on the vanity,” Catlin says. The end of the room was awkwardly crowded by the tub, shower and vanity. The shower had a bulky soffit overhead. And the finishes were dated and drab.

AFTER: In the new layout, Catlin gave her clients a roomy shower and a long double vanity with room to spread out on the countertop and plenty of storage. She placed the tub at an angle to maximize the length of the vanity, add a dramatic effect and open up the flow. Getting rid of the soffit in the right corner allowed more light in from the large existing window. 

Wall paint: Swiss Coffee, Benjamin Moore; Tulip tub: WetStyle

The vendor at KBIS let Catlin take a sample of the tile straight from the show so that she could show it to her clients, and they loved it just as much as she did. It wound up influencing the rest of their choices in the room. 

“This tile is just amazing. It’s limestone with silver leaf,” Catlin says. 

Tile: Lux in Silver Satin, Ann Sacks  See the whole article on houzz