Before & After Bathroom Renovation in Brooklyn

Sandie Tsai Delivers A Stunning Makeover

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Samantha Goh
08/03/2016

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 Designer, Sandie Tsai works her magic on a space that was once very outdated.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.

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“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…

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Interior Design & Styling by Sandie Tsai | Photo by Sammy Goh | Modern Sanctuary | Before and After Bathroom Renovation in Brooklyn | Bathroom Inspiration | Gold Bathroom Fixtures | Marble Subway Tile | Clawfoot Tub
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Samantha Goh
Interior Design & Styling by Sandie Tsai | Photo by Sammy Goh | Modern Sanctuary | Before and After Bathroom Renovation in Brooklyn | Bathroom Inspiration | Gold Bathroom Fixtures | Marble Subway Tile | Clawfoot Tub
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Samantha Goh

“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.

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“Since the space was tiny, we were able to splurge on marble subway tiles, which added so much depth to the walls.”

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Even in bathrooms, attention to detail and creating beautiful vignettes add a feeling of comfort.

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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.

Meet the designer Sandie Tsai Studios
Bio:

Where some interior designers look at an empty room and see a blank slate, Sandie sees a hidden narrative. Hers is an all-encompassing vision that takes into account the character of the place, its environment and the personalities that reside there.

After graduating with a major in Architecture from Columbia University as well as a degree in Interior Design from Parsons, Sandie earned her Masters from the Florence Institute of Design International in Florence, Italy. It was there, amongst the rich textiles and architectural landscape that spoke volumes about the country’s history that she gained an appreciation for how design informs the environment and the people who engage with it.

Her experience working for prominent firms such as Christopher Maya Inc broadened her scope as a designer; offering access to a range of projects and a varied take on the traditional home. Her designs take cue from the past while remaining true to the contemporary sensibilities of the client, meshing function and balance with modest embellishments.

Before taking survey of a space, Sandie engages with clients one on one, knowing that every challenge or budgetary constraint presents an opportunity to work creatively within the boundaries.

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