This Brooklyn, New York bathroom transformation is absolutely stunning! Designer, Sandie Tsai works her magic on a space that was once very outdated. It’s almost unrecognizable when she’s finished. You will see what we mean when you check out the before pictures below.
Sandie explains: “When I started this project, the bathroom was essentially stuck in the 80’s, with hideous green wall tiles and a seashell toilet. Needless to say, the project was a gut renovation.
“The client (a young, single woman who works as a radio producer) had a very clear vision of what she wanted, so collaborating with her was easy. We stuck with two or three colors throughout the space and added dimension with textures like marble subway tiles and using light grouting to juxtapose the black floor tiles.”
The neutral color palette and consistent use of materials throughout the bathroom create the impression of expansion for what is in reality a small space.
“The bathroom was long and narrow, so finding a way to open up the space, both functionally and visually was important. The client lives in a pre-war building so she wanted the bathroom to echo that slightly, while still keeping it simple and clean.”
Here are the “before” pictures…
“Floor space was precious in this bathroom, so we chose elevated or off the floor fixtures to give the illusion of more space.”
We love this modern take on a traditional claw-foot tub.
“Since the space was tiny, we were able to splurge on marble subway tiles, which added so much depth to the walls.”
Even in bathrooms, attention to detail and creating beautiful vignettes add a feeling of comfort.
We think Sandie did an excellent job of creating a modern sanctuary from this previously antiquated bathroom.
Sanctuary Seekers, we would love to hear some of your favorite renovation stories.