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To share a little behind the sciences of the green bath below are some working sketches when we were thinking through ideas and concepts. This sketch was showing a bit of Design Development when we were thinking about visually expanding the space by integrating a large mirror into the tile layout and filling the entire wall space outside of the shower area.  I did a design like this in my own first house and after seeing how that super tiny space was transformed I work on solutions like this all the time now!

Kristina Crestin Design_Green guest bath sketch

Below are our materials selections. The wall hung vanity was the keystone for the plumbing selections. It brought warmth and a rich tone into the room while also being super efficient. We liked it so much we used the same thing but smaller in a powder room downstairs!

Kristina Crestin Design_Green guest bath items

Below is a progress shot of the tile install. At this point you finally start to see the light at the end of the tunnel and think the space might actually be done sometime soon. Thank goodness when we walked in that day we loved the green rather than being shocked by it.

Kristina Crestin Design_Green guest bath progress image

More shots of the other baths coming soon!

Plumbing by Designer Bath,  Green accent wall tile – Promenade in Sulfer from Ann Sacks. All the other limestone surfaces from Discover Tile. Pendant lighting from Newburyport Lighting.   Architect: Walter Jacob Architects. GC: Apex Carpentry.

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I love photo shoot time. Its typically only then do I feel like a space is really done. Weirdly in the world of interiors vs decorating there isn’t an ‘ah ha’ finishing moment so much. So the shoot is when you can step back and feel pretty darn good about the way a space turned out. This is a guest bath at ‘Big P’ (the old house was a massive pink stucco one, the ‘P’ for pink stuck!)  We fell in love with the green tile early on and wanted to use it somewhere fun.  Clearly with that much fun the rest of the space needed to be toned down and clean.

Kristina Crestin Design_Green bath overall

I pulled the Duravit wall hanging sink early on as a suggestion for a couple bathrooms in the house – it gives the visual appearance of more space since it’s floating and has great storage in the massive pull out drawer. I also love the easy cleaning of the single sink/top.  Once going with a wall hung vanity – why stop there! We did a wall hung toilet as well, for the same concept of opening up the space as much as we could. In the same vein we had Apex (the GC) build a cherry frame to match the vanity, covering the whole remaining wall space with mirror to reflect as much light into the space as we could. For me it helps warm up all the clean lines too. Key for a modern space.

Kristina Crestin Design_Green bath soap detail

I love how the tile color changes in different lighting. The teak stool looks pretty killer with the green too! I love that it reminds me of a cork!

Kristina Crestin Design_Green bath shower

Lastly, and our finishing touch we got up a fun patterned roman shade to help tie the green together as well as to soften the feel of the space. Never discount the power of a roman shade!

Kristina Crestin Design_Green bath shade

Kristina Crestin Design_Green bath Ann Sacks tile detail

Plumbing by Designer Bath,  Green accent wall tile – Promenade in Sulfer from Ann Sacks. All the other limestone surfaces from Discover Tile. Pendant lighting from Newburyport Lighting.  Teak stool from Lekker.  Architect: Walter Jacob Architects. GC: Apex Carpentry. Photos by Jamie Salomon.

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