Chicago designer Kristi O'Sullivan has renovated, remodeled and reconfigured bathrooms all across the Windy City. She was presented with a most unique challenge when loft-dweller Mary Ann Pohl approached her about redesigning her lofty master bathroom. This bathroom is located in a loft in what use to be the old Nabisco factory. The homeowner wanted to add more light into the space and give it a contemporary feel, so O'Sullivan had to come up with a design plan that incorporated both old and new.
Creating a contemporary feel in an old refurbished warehouse meant bringing in new materials like marbled-granite countertops and hexagon-shaped sinks.
The timber loft ceilings are all original. To blend them into the contemporary space, wood-color tones are repeated in the marble and on the floor.
To brighten up the space, a contemporary light fixture is hung from the ceiling. The lights were intended to point up, but they are turned upside down to shed more light on the vanity.
The homeowner's most important design request was to make the shower larger and to bring in more light. The shower's walk-in entrance was expanded, and a frameless glass door was added. The floors, walls and bench are all covered in travertine tile.