A Modern Organic Black & White Primary Bathroom Remodel

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Love what you see? Take a peek at the talent behind the story… Interior Design: Lauren DeBello Interiors · Photography: Ruby & Peach

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With a fresh start to the new week, we’re aptly touring a space that is serene as they come—a spa-like primary bathroom, designed by Lauren DeBello Interiors. It’s a space that welcomes us in after a long day and aids in prepping for a restful night’s sleep. This darling room is a good reminder to give some design love to those transitional spaces in our homes. Step in and experience the modern organic details by way of Ruby & Peach‘s imagery.

From Lauren DeBello Interiors… This project began when repeat clients of mine asked for help renovating their primary bathroom.  In its current state, the bathroom was dark, closed off and in need of an update. The shower was enclosed by four tiled walls and the tub was dropped into a tile surround. The wooden vanity had a dark stain and there was a large sheet mirror with sconces mounted on top.  

I was very inspired to transform the bathroom into a relaxing oasis where the homeowners can unwind after a busy day. Knowing that the clients loved the look of a clawfoot tub, I wanted to juxtapose the classic feel of the tub with more clean and modern tiles, plumbing fixtures, and lighting selections. I selected sleek, modern sconces and matte black plumbing fixtures to keep the black and white palette that the homeowners love.  I selected timeless subway tiles for the shower and tub surround but chose to lay them in a more modern way, by stacking them, rather than laying them in a more traditional brick pattern.  

I wanted the space to feel more open and inviting, so I removed the tiled walls that surrounded the shower and enclosed it with glass. This made the shower feel like part of the larger bathroom, rather than it’s own separate space.

It was important to me to create a calming environment where each piece worked together in harmony and didn’t compete with one another. To achieve this, I chose matte black fixtures and hardware throughout, black grout to blend seamlessly with the floor tiles and I kept the color palette cohesive. When it came time to accessorize, I kept a “less is more” attitude and chose a vintage wooden stool, a wooden peg rail for towels, and a Moroccan rug in front of the vanity.

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