Over the years, Chicago designer John Wiltgen has employed some of the finest craftsmen and carpenters. But when it came to designing this bathroom, he had to take a back seat to another, more hands-on designer. This gorgeous bathroom belongs to Ava, a very sweet little girl who had some very definite ideas when it came to her bathroom and bedroom suite. "Ava was the boss when it came to designing this bathroom," says Wiltgen.
The backdrop of this room is the low-maintenance stone flooring, walls and door-casings. Wiltgen's primary goal was to make the space as maintenance-free as possible. Stone is the perfect choice for that.
The inspiration for the room's design came from the old cabinet that was transformed into a stylish vanity.
When it came to designing the bathtub, Ava wanted a really big bathtub. The soaking tub is a bit deep for small children, but she has plenty of room to grow. The large deck surrounding the tub makes bath time easy for Mom and Dad.
Although the custom-painted, 12-foot ceilings are quite decidedly a grownup look, Ava called the shots when it came time to the accents. She wanted the room adorned with her favorite colors, pink and red, and her favorite animal, butterflies.