See a guest bath that reflects the homeowners' style, but can withstand the rigors of heavy traffic.
The Sienn family has two active and energetic kids. And with neighborhood friends and family just around the corner, they needed a guest bathroom that reflected their own sense of style, but could withstand the rigors of heavy traffic.
The family called on architect John Wiltgen. He had already designed much of the house, so he knew exactly how to blend the home's minimalist style and warm tones into a good old-fashioned guest bathroom.
The design started with laying down massive 12x12 square tiles. The floor tiles are the same in an adjacent bedroom, but a dash of iridescence was added in the bathroom. The corners of the tiles got clipped and a 3x3 square of glass tiles was inserted.
The glittering iridescence of the floor tiles was just the beginning. The walls of the entire room are covered in a charming iridescent chocolate tile. The large frosted-glass window floods the space with natural light and dances off the tile.
The rich mahogany vanity with open shelving and durable marine-varnish countertop is both highly durable and easily accessible. Because this is a small room, open shelving was used to create the illusion of more space.
No element in the design does more to open up the space than the stunning, three-paneled frameless glass shower. The iridescent tiles are continued along the back wall of the shower and around the window.
To light up the room, the designer chooses a minimalist cast-concrete sconce above the vanity mirror. The fixture's design may look sleek and delicate, but it sports a powerful 500-watt halogen bulb inside.