10 Bathrooms Design Risks – How To Break The “Rules” In A Way That Works

Welcome to a different “Made it into the e book however kinda received reduce” weblog section – particularly about toilet “rule breakers”. It’s about these creatives that mentioned “yeah, we all know what we’re supposed to do when designing a toilet” after which did regardless of the hell they needed, knocking it out of the park. They’re severely inspiring. So at the moment I’ll present you some images which are within the e book by these creatives (remark in the event you like these sorts of posts!). However I’m writing particularly about “the principles” that had been damaged – to assist encourage and empower you to interrupt the principles, must you really feel up for it. I’ll be sincere that rule-breaking, on the subject of everlasting finishes (tile, flooring, customized items), makes me VERY nervous and I’m way more restrained than I want I used to be. So seeing rooms like these, proving that the dangers are very a lot price it, is one thing I NEED to be able to muster up the bravery.

design by william hunter collective | styled by velinda hellen, erik kenneth staalberg, emily edith bowser, and julie rose | picture by sara ligorria-tramp

William Hunter’s work is all through the e book. Keep in mind that home that we staged to promote in Eagle Rock, CA? Nicely, the rationale we agreed to do this (past the good portfolio work) was to get our cameras on his rule-breaking as a result of it was GOOD. That is their corridor toilet in a classic bungalow home. He sunk in a farmhouse utility sink (so chunky), after which the best but most genius transfer right here is hanging the classic trifold mirror over the put in extra builder-grade mirror. Lastly, he did a extra modern cut-out deal with for the self-importance I suppose with hopes of not including extra to the area, preserving it quiet. So we’ve got unlikely kinds combined collectively, thrilling decor, and an outsized sink. I simply LOVE IT.

design by corbett tuck | styled by velinda hellen, erik kenneth staalberg, emily edith bowser, and julie rose | picture by sara ligorria-tramp

That is my finest good friend’s toilet and it’s NUTS. Her finest transfer by far is suspending that mirror in entrance of the asymmetrical window – thus balancing the area. Additionally, speak about some AWESOME pure gentle when preparing within the morning.

A much less risk-averse individual may need both put the self-importance on the wall to the correct, made the self-importance smaller (bummer), or possibly have made the window shorter in order that the mirror was hooked up to the wall just like the one on the correct. All appear unhappy/flawed choices after seeing how completely unbelievable it appears to be like as is.

design by william hunter collective | styled by velinda hellen, erik kenneth staalberg, emily edith bowser, and julie rose | picture by sara ligorria-tramp

That is the lavatory from the opener shot – once more by William Hunter: Let me go forward and name out all the principles damaged:
1. NOT a double self-importance – GHAAST. Sure, that is the first toilet and he opted for a single off-center sink and countertop area versus shoving two small sinks in there and even only one however centered.
2. Ground to ceiling mirror behind the self-importance – I virtually stole this transfer for our main bathtub and am kinda regretting not doing it proper now. However Brian and Anne thought it was too modern for our home (I nonetheless don’t suppose so). However boy does it appears to be like superior.
3. Tiled Ceiling – So sick. That is partly so superior as a result of it’s arched and may not have had the identical influence if there was a transparent ceiling line. By arching the ceiling, tiling over it, and bringing the mirror as much as the arch – it creates this unbelievable sense of area. William is an architect in the event you can’t inform. I proposed tiling our ceiling in our toilet they usually quoted an extra $5k in simply tile labor to do it, so we opted out. HOT TIP: something completed on the ceiling takes quite a bit longer and subsequently is much more costly in labor prices.
4. Aspect niches and facet sconces – Not a rule-breaking second however I simply need to name out these particulars that retains the mirror view unobstructed and certain creates sufficient self-importance gentle.
5. Additionally please be aware the chunky furnishings ft on the self-importance. I really like that a lot.

design by venture m plus | styled by velinda hellen and emily edith bowser | picture by sara ligorria-tramp

Cleo Murnane of Undertaking M Plus designed their small ADU with a separate bathroom room (WC) – the door slid to cowl both the bathe room or the bathroom room. At the very least one is all the time uncovered! However they give the impression of being so cool that it simply provides to the visuals of the small area and makes it really feel larger. It’s all out on show which is unquestionably breaking the “disguise the bathroom” rule which is superior. Please be aware that loopy rope gentle fixture hanging over the bathroom. Find it irresistible.

design by ben medansky | styled by velinda hellen and erik kenneth staalberg | picture by sara ligorria-tramp

Talking of loos being on show, Ben Medansky, genius ceramicist, has a really open idea toilet. Partitions? Who wants them. I feel the look of his floating bathroom on the horse wall to his bathe appears to be like tremendous cool. Additionally, how cool is it that the bathe simply opens as much as an outside area? Brian and I are huge on enclosed showers to remain heat however I can solely think about how superior it’s to bathe on a sizzling LA summer time day.

design by åsom residence | styled by velinda hellen, emily edith bowser, and julie rose | picture by sara ligorria-tramp

My good friend, Annie of Åsom Dwelling forewent the wall in her bed room suite for a slatted wall which supplied gentle, created an architectural second, and linked the 2 areas.

design by åsom residence | styled by velinda hellen, emily edith bowser, and julie rose | picture by sara ligorria-tramp

That is the powder bathtub of my good friend Annie’s home and as you may most likely inform the woman likes her patterned tile. I’m right here for it! However what’s particular and “rule-breaking” about this tile combo is that she used two daring patterns in a single toilet. I all the time preach to maintain your everlasting fixtures protected (like tile) and take dangers on decor. Nicely, Annie makes an excellent case in opposition to that recommendation if you’re somebody who actually loves sample and desires to “go for it” design-wise. These two work notably properly as a result of they’re throughout the similar coloration palette however are completely different sufficient pattern-wise that they don’t mix collectively visually. It’s simply so cool.

Oh and take a look at that darkish blue stone! Such a threat and SO GOOD.

design by william hunter collective | styled by velinda hellen, erik kenneth staalberg, emily edith bowser, and julie rose | picture by sara ligorria-tramp

Wooden flooring in a toilet is unquestionably not the norm as a result of you already know, water. Take that up a notch by including a clawfoot tub. However man, it’s so lovely and appears so traditional. In all probability not an incredible child’s toilet possibility however except for that, I’m a giant fan. That is one other William Hunter design so it’s no shock it’s superior and dangerous:)

design by sara ruffin costello | styled by velinda hellen and erik kenneth staalberg | picture by sara ligorria-tramp

No mirror over the self-importance? When you could have a cute window like this, why not get pleasure from it and simply put a mirror to the facet. I like that Sara Ruffin Costello selected to place up a protracted mirror in order that whoever is utilizing the lavatory may do a fast outfit test. Principally, you don’t must put your self-importance in opposition to a wall simply to have a mirror above it. Break the principles.

design and styled by emily edith bowser | picture by sara ligorria-tramp

Now, this isn’t technically a “rule that’s been damaged,” however it’s an out-of-the-box concept that nearly anybody (house owner or renter) can do. The DIY grasp, Emily Bowser, determined to maximise her space for storing by including cabinets in entrance of her window. Whereas it might block out slightly gentle, it appears to be like so cute and can make your toilet WAY extra practical if you’re missing counter area. Bonus factors for decanting in matching bottles:)

So there you could have it. Some enjoyable and rule-breaking methods to take some design dangers if you’re renovating. There ought to by no means be stress to take a threat until you need to as a result of it may be an costly remorse. BUT it may be a priceless reward:) Simply strive to not stress an excessive amount of and have enjoyable (she whispers to herself). xx


Opener Picture Credit: Design by William Hunter Collective | Styled by Velinda Hellen,
Erik Kenneth Staalberg, Emily Edith Bowser, and Julie Rose | Pictures by Sara Ligorria-Tramp

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