Welcome to week 5 of the BTS of Bobby’s New Office! So far, we’ve shown you everything from floorplans to paint, inspiration to construction updates. And now, we’re ready to dive into all the details, materials, and shoppable products we plan to use for every space in the office. So let’s get started with one of the smallest spaces (that we’ve got big plans for) – the downstairs bathroom.
What do we have in store for this room? Nothing short of a total revamp! And you’re about to see all the details for how Bobby and the design team will bring this space to life while partnering with some of our favorite brands.
Keep scrolling to see how we plan to transform the downstairs bathroom (along with a 3D rendering of the space and all the shoppable products we’re using!) And be sure to check back next week for even more exciting updates.
Want to learn even more about Bobby’s new office project? Check out these posts:
- Our Newest Project: Bobby’s New Office
- The Design Details & Mood Boards For Every Room
- All The Construction Under Way (And The Progress We’ve Made
- How We Selected The Perfect White Paint
Remember this dated space? It feels like a distant memory for us at this point. After demoing the space down to the drywall and plumbing valves, everything (and we do mean everything) is long gone. And with a blank slate, we’re ready to make our plans a reality.
The Floor Plan
Since this is a narrow room (with limited layout options), it only made sense to stick to the existing floorplan. The only significant change would be removing a small hallway linen closet to gain a bit more space. That way we could create a larger floating vanity that would feel more proportional to the room. We’ll also be adding a pocket door instead of a hinged option (a great solution for smaller bathrooms) and replacing the tub with a stand-alone shower.
Our vision for this bathroom was clear from the start: A mix of modern and organic elements that also had a super sophisticated feel (and maybe a little bit of wow factor too). So in the process of selecting materials, we were careful to choose items that would create that contrast between crisp, clean lines and more natural forms.
We started our search looking for one of the larger items on our list: a stone to clad the vanity and shower walls. We knew we needed something that was mostly white with interesting veining – but wasn’t being used in every project. And after logging a few hours (and days and weeks) in our local stone yards, we came across Montclair Danby Marble from Bedrosians. It had the unique veining we were looking for and lovely tones of silvery grey that would make it stand out.
For hardware, it was all about simple, sleek – and going to the dark side. And the black fixtures from the Kohler components collection were just what we had in mind. The Tube faucet combined with the circular industrial handles gave us elegance and edge, while the other coordinating pieces, from the showerhead and valve to the towel bar are all seamlessly connected and incredibly chic. We also chose a simple white undermount sink to be incorporated into the custom marble vanity.
LIGHTING & MIRROR
For the mirror, we chose an ebony-stained ash and brass option from O&G Studio. The Moana mirror almost feels like a piece of sculpture – and we love how the curved shape also brings in some softness amidst all the hard lines. While the Meridien sconces flanking the mirror (also from O&G Studio) have a unique unlacquered brass finish that adds in some texture (and will develop a beautiful aged patina over time).
And while it’s hard for us to pick a favorite element, it may just be the green zellige tile from Clé. We went back and forth deciding on just the right flooring option from Clé, but in the end, we loved how this tile brings in such a rich color (that’s not too bright) and a unique handmade feel that contrasts nicely with all the clean lines. We also decided to lay the flooring in a herringbone pattern to add just another level of interest and create a bathroom that oozes organic modern style.
Shop The Downstairs Bathroom
Nope, this isn’t a photo of the finished room! Thanks to the magic of 3D software, it’s a sneak peek at exactly how the downstairs bath will look once completed. And we must say, we’re pretty excited about it! Goodbye 80s and hello sleek and sophisticated space! We’re head over heels for this floating marble vanity (and the continuation of the marble for the shower walls to help tie the space together). While we did decide to change our sconces after this rendering was completed, you’re still able to see how all the elements really come together. And from the herringbone tile floor to the sculptural hardware and mirror, we can’t wait to see the finished space – and share it with you!