Story by Colleen Hawkes
Photography by Greg Riegler Photography, courtesy of In Detail Interiors
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Glamor defines this small bathroom
It may be the smallest room in the house, but there's no reason why a bathroom can't also be the center of attention.
This remodeled bathroom, designed for a teenage girl, replaces a dated '70s bathroom with avocado green fixtures.
Cheryl Kees Clendenon of In Detail Interiors says the client wanted to introduce a touch of glamor, and liked the idea of hot pink and black.
"The daughter is very into drama, so we thought it would be fun to do something a little over-the-top for this upstairs bathroom," the designer says.
A mix of black, white and gray penny-round Walker Zanger marble tiles provided the starting point for both the color and material palettes.
"We teamed the tiles with a highly polished black quartz vanity top and high-gloss white Thermofoil cabinets," says Kees Clendenon. "An aluminum toekick and iridescent black porcelain floor tiles also enhance the reflectivity."
Other glamorous touches include a Ginger princess mirror, glittering crystal sconces and a chandelier that is flush-mounted to maximize the height of the small room.
The round motif created by the penny tiles is echoed by the sconces, the knobs on the cabinetry and a collection of mirrors on the rear wall.
Kees Clendenon says the shallow 32 x 32in tub with overhead shower was retained, but was glazed in white to hide the avocado green. The walls of the shower were also relined with marble tiles, and a hot pink curtain added.
"I specified 12 x 12in tiles for the shower, which I seldom do, as they can look dated. But the tile size just seemed to work in this bathroom."
Practicalities were another key consideration. The basin is top-mounted with integral faucets to make cleaning easy. This was also a cost-effective option. And the cabinet doors are flush with no crevices.
Additional storage is provided by the medicine cabinet on the opposite wall.
First published date: 30 March 2012
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|Bathroom designer||Cheryl Kees Clendenon, In Detail Interiors (Pensacola, FL)|
|Vanity||High-gloss Thermofoil with stainless toekick by In Detail Interiors|
|Faucets||Brizo from Virage|
|Wall tiles||Walker Zanger Penny Rounds Tribeca; Arabescota Carrara in shower|
|Floor tiles||American Olean in Nouveau Black|