Happy New Year! I almost forgot it was a new year, new planners, and unique organization. How are you doing with your new year resolutions? I have to admit I don’t make resolutions only because I never keep them. So, instead I set some goals, dreams same concept I suppose. One of my goals this year is to blog more, I love being here chatting with you!
In the summer I attempt to work less and spend quality time with my girls. Taking on select and fewer projects two at the most along with the staging side of ADI keeps me plenty busy. Then I realized I had not shown y’all the projects I do in the summer, so this one was one that we had the privilege to design back in June. I hope you enjoy it as much as we did.
LIFE OF A STYLIST
With every design comes to the mix of styles and when designing for a professional Stylist, the geometric mix could not be more perfect. When my friend and Stylist for J. Hilburn Kelley contacted me about creating their master bathroom, I was ecstatic for the opportunity. Being from the South Kelley and I share a love for color, boldness, and pattern.
Their new home was already well on its way to merge Kelley’s style, but the dated Tuscan Bathroom screamed for order and not the kind from Ancient Greece.
Did you know that columns were used in classical architecture to show three orders of architecture? The tops and bottoms distinguish each style of a column.
Tuscan terminology came to the Romans in making the Doric, Ionic, and Corinthian style simpler.
We saw this beautiful architecture all over Greece and Italy a few summers ago, the Parthenon in Athens is a lovely view of the Doric order.
Enough of architecture I’m a geek for a repeated 9:4 ratio! Back to this geometric mix of a bathroom.
When we began this design, I knew that marble would be our bedrock of the plan. Essential elements of natural stone lend itself to boisterous design for a room filled with energy, yet encapsulated for relaxation.
Remember when designing with Marble you must go through the stone to make sure the color variation is what you want in the design. Otherwise, you may end up with color changes within the rock from light to dark, green to rust. Be sure to have your tile installer seal all pieces of marble front, back, and sides with a sealer.
One of my favorite inspirations for design comes from David Hicks he was a master of mixing texture, pattern, and color all for the perfect trifecta. Pattern translated into many styles and textures. When I’m calculating a design, I look at every profile play within from the rectangle of the floor tile replicated in the door jams, to the circles of the lavatory handles. Every piece must correspond in shape of flow. Then interrupted with the unexpected.
The wainscoting wall was one of the last things designed with geometric mix for this space; our carpenter cut each piece by hand! This spiral glass chandelier inspired by the Chihuly glass art found all over our city of Columbus, Ohio.
When dealing with wood walls be sure you have your painter caulk, spray prime and then paint by sprayer assures full coverage.
Geometric mix bathroom faucet plays with the cross handles sitting upon framed marble.
We softened the angles with the round tops of our mirrors.
The middle mirror recreated with two-way glass to hide a T.V. behind.
More circles in the sconces with the acrylic base and shades.
The Chevron marble was the statement piece for the shower.
Accented with simple 3×9 Carrera in a subway pattern.
Again, our angles softened with the round moonstone floor and shower heads.
Every design needs a little color I always add a pop!
Color and pattern are two must adding the blue to our painted cabinets.
Accenting the room with pops of pink, blue, and orange in our rug, art, and table accents.
Hope you have enjoyed this bathroom of a stylist and the fun geometric mix. Be inspired to fly with a stylish geometric mix of your own!