San Francisco is home to one of the country’s largest Asian-American communities. It is no surprise that some of the coolest, innovative designs in the Bay Area employ a Far-East aesthetic.
Myoko Mayata’s beautiful guest bathroom is a perfect example of modern Asian style. The space blends the five elements Eastern Orthodoxies hold crucial to creating a harmonious environment –– water, ice, metal, stone and wood. To help her achieve this balance, Myoko call in designer Michael Logue.
In the shower, the deluge overhead showerhead and handheld sprayer very functionally represent the water element.
For the wood element, a free-standing eucalyptus vanity warms the room with rich orange-brownish tones.
The fire and ice elements are represented in the pendant lights. The ice cube-shaped glass encases a warm, fiery light. The pendants hang directly between the vanity and shower, serving as a bridge for the two spaces.
The stone element is evident in the soothing pebble wall that flows from the shower to the vanity. To mix things up, rectangular travertine tile covers the floor and the far wall.
As a nod to her ancestry, the homeowner had an authentic Japanese stone floor mat installed in between the bathroom and guest bedroom.