Take an audio/visual tour of Shelly’s bathroom, with illustrations and descriptions of Sue Kenny’s ideas for transforming the space.
Wed, 20 Jun 2012|
-My name is Shelly Lighter. I live in Great Falls, Montana and I'm the winner of the Traditional Home Bathroom Giveaway. I'm self-employed with a home-based business. My house is doubly important to me. It's a place where I work and, obviously, spend a great deal of my time. My bathroom is just down the hall from my bedroom. It is my main bathroom. It's where I apply my makeup. So, lighting is important to me. The bathroom is fairly small and, if the designer can suggest any creative ways to use this space better, I would be very interested in hearing those ideas. There's some things that have to stay the way they are now such as the window. I don't see bumping it out or making it any larger, but other parts of the bathroom can be changed. Maybe a walk-in shower in place of my tub and I'd love to have a double sink instead of a single one. In terms of color, I generally prefer earth tones, mushrooms, sages, pastels are out and so is wallpaper. I prefer paint and tile in this bathroom. -Hi. This is Sue Kenny. I'll be the designer working for Traditional Homes with Shelly for her new bathroom. After my initial interview with Shelly, there were 3 elements we agreed would be essential in changing this bath- space, storage and what I'll call curve appeal. Shelly also wanted a bath that reflected her fun and funky nature and I think some of the items we incorporated will do just that. In the design scheme that we created for Shelly, I show illuminating the large storage cabinets and opening up that wall. Now, there's room for a double sink and a large cabinet area. Kohler has a wonderful choice of sinks and the Archer self-rimming sink and the Memoirs faucets both have great architectural styles to them. I chose the mirrored cabinets and lighting from Kohler and then I used Shaw's 3-toned glass mosaics 8behind the sinks for the entire wall, which now becomes the focal point of this bath. I also touched the water closet around the corner and, of course, we had to glaze the window with something colorful and bright like a floral silk Roman. Since we could eliminate the tub, this is my chance to really give the illusion that this bathroom is large and spacious. I used the same Shaw Matrix tile on the floor and the shower walls. Using the colored, frameless shower doors really helps to open up the area. The wall next to the shower, it was just bare. So, what better spot to showcase towels, soaps and lotions for Shelly and all her guests, we show them the designs bumping in the wall, only about 14 inches or so, framing it out and adding glass shelves. I really enjoyed getting on Royal Velvet website and choosing the colors of the towels. I hope Shelly enjoys her updated bath. It was so much fun to do.