bathroom Posts

Need We Say More: Steamy Shower Goodness

By Melody RichardsonThis is the steamy outdoor shower of our dreams! This outdoor oasis is a part of the aptly named Woodman’s Treehouse featured by Dwell Magazine. We could certainly imagine ourselves freshening up and getting close to nature in this gorgeous space. Couldn’t you?

Small Bathrooms on a Budget: An HGTV Feature

By: Melody Richardson

We could not be more excited to share a new post on HGTV.com about small bathrooms on a budget! Thanks to editor Lori Johnston, our design was used as the cover photo. Lori’s work has been featured in countless publications throughout the region and we hope to collaborate with her on future projects. We quoted her article below about our design. (Check out the full article here.)

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Photography by Tracy Cox for Balance Design

Keep it simple. By using a modest color palette with just a pop of color from the red chair, this bathroom demonstrates simple elegance in a small area. If possible, avoid buying window treatments to create an illusion of more space.  “A minimalist look eases the budget,” says Stephanie Andrews of Atlanta-based Balance Design.

Stone Cold Style.

By: Danielle Cornely

When you think of concrete, a warm and welcoming living space might not immediately come to mind. However, this versatile material can add both industrial edge and smooth serenity to a home.

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This baby block concrete tile pattern creates visual interest behind the simple lines of a double sink.

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A small accent piece, like this pendant light, can add just enough edge to a tame room.

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A simple concrete mantel acts like a picture frame for your fireplace.

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Concrete tubs: smooth, cool, serene. Perfect for helping turn your bathroom into a spa-like sanctuary.

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Be bold, do an entire wall. Pair with warm wood tones to keep the room from looking sparse and cold.

Looks We love: Aquatic Atmosphere

By: Danielle Cornely

We’ve got beach brain, there’s no denying it. As the temperature climbs and the humidity moves in, we’re pining for that cool ocean breeze and relaxing water. Imagine bringing that level of serenity into your home to experience every day. Might look a little something like this.

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1. Inspiration photo courtesy of Adam Pflum Photography.
2. Fish Scale tile from Inside Out. A little glamorous, but also soothing. Can we call this look Mermaid Spa?
3. Flax Ottoman by Christien Meindertsma. This ball of rope is a nautical piece that’s sophisticated, not cheesy.
4. Stained concrete by Custom Concrete Solutions. Get the beautiful hues of tropical water beneath your feet with a turquoise stained concrete floor.
5. Reclaimed Wood Side Table from Anthropologie. Reminiscent of old dock posts, this side table warms up an aquatic color palette but remains complimentary.
6. Abyss Table from Duffy London. Enjoy the rich range of colors of the deep ocean in a coffee table. You’ll swear you were flying over the Pacific, looking down at open water.

Obsession: Black and White Patterned Tile

By: Verena Dalati Salmé

Lately I’ve been really inspired by bold, patterned tile, which may or may not have anything to do with my upcoming trip to Mexico. The movement, the contrast, the amazing statement a wall of this beautiful tile makes–I love it all.

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The echo tile is the kind of tile that gets better the more you use it in one place. The Corazon restaurant in Portland has the right idea.

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It’s hard to go wrong with this classic pattern, so go ahead and fill a whole wall with it. Seriously, do it.

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Photography by Sharyn Cairns for Whiting Architects

Maybe you can’t decide which you like better: organic or geometric patterns. That’s okay, mix ’em up! The monochromatic aspect keeps the patchwork tile eclectic, not chaotic.

Black and white doesn’t have to be boring. Go big with patterns and make a statement!