Earthy Hues Inspire Bathroom Flip

Designer Cheryl Kees Clendenon creates a powder room with comforting colors and custom details.
By: Jeannie Matteucci
Transitional Bathroom With Warm Mosaic Tile Backsplash

Transitional Bathroom With Warm Mosaic Tile Backsplash

The custom walnut vanity with a polished black granite countertop offers a rich look and creates a lovely focal point for this renovated family bathroom. A warm mosaic tile backsplash and chic vessel sink complete the space.

The custom walnut vanity with a polished black granite countertop offers a rich look and creates a lovely focal point for this renovated family bathroom. A warm mosaic tile backsplash and chic vessel sink complete the space.

A busy couple with teenagers needed an updated bath that could work for the family and also function as a powder room for guests. They asked designer Cheryl Kees Clendenon of In Detail Interiors of Pensacola, Fla., to come up with a design that would give them an attractive and user-friendly bath that works for everyone.

Cheryl shares with us how she addressed existing concerns and made smart changes to create a welcoming bath with a soothing earth-tone color palette.

Describe the homeowners' wish list.

This bath had to serve as a bathroom for a busy family with teenagers as well as a powder room for guests. Therefore, the number one goal was to have a multiuse space that was both pretty and functional.

Shop This Look

What were the homeowners’ design challenges?

This house was 100 years old, so updating fixtures and ensuring the plumbing was in good shape was a concern. I always try to warn homeowners in these situations that you never know what surprises may be in store. I always tell a client we do not know what we will find when we take down these walls.

How did the end result match up with your original vision?

We demolished a tiny linen closet and added cabinet storage in its place. Originally we planned to turn it toward the room, but after the demolition took place we realized we would gain more room and create a better visual if we oriented it toward the door upon entering. I think it came out better than what we originally planned and it's great to be able to reevaluate the use of a space once the demolition has taken place. There was more room than we thought. Old houses are often like that.

Next Up

Hollywood Glam Powder Room

Designer Shelley Rodner gave this half bathroom a glamorous touch by using fun textiles, vintage finds and custom-made pieces to add unique flair.

Ladies' Sitting Room and Bath

Designer Jennifer Duneier discusses how she transformed a New York City sitting room and bathroom into a glamorous retreat.

Kid-Friendly Bathroom

Designer Anisa Darnell shares her story of a cottage-inspired bathroom remodel that works for guests and kids.

Contemporary Powder Room

Designer Kathy Geissler Best updates a bathroom with a bright color palette and custom details.

Eclectic, Elegant Bathroom Remodel

Designer Joni Spear went above and beyond in this ultra-chic bathroom remodel, resulting in a striking design that exudes both glamour and comfort.

Asian-Inspired Contemporary Bathroom

Designer Christopher Grubb relied on a neutral color palette and luxurious design elements to create this relaxing, spa-like bathroom.

Soaking Tub Inspires Zen Bathroom

Designer Matthew Coates creates a luxurious Zen retreat with warm wood and sleek design.

Feminine Master Suite Makeover

Designers Jackie Bayer and Sadie Sanchez of Emerald Hill Interiors created a one-of-a-kind master suite for a homeowner who loves all things feminine, romantic and covered in jewels.

Master Bathroom Makeover With Luxurious Tub

How do you make a bathroom a go-to retreat? Include what most homeowners want most—a tub to spend time soaking in, a shower for quick cleansing, good big mirrors, great lighting, and a soothing palette!

Revamped Cottage Bathroom

Designer Rachael Franceschina transforms a small, cottage-style bathroom into a spacious master bath.

Cheryl Kees Clendenon

Contact Me
In Detail Interiors
indetailinteriors.com/ NKBA Pensacola, FL 32503 850-437-0636