Industrial look bathroom combines rugged surfaces with minimalist aesthetic

Refit in semi-industrial space features concrete, wood, and dramatic black and white theme
Story by: Charles Moxham Photography by: Alyssa Lee
In this apartment project, the master suite shower bathroom, floor, interior design, sink, gray, white
In this apartment project, the master suite shower stall is built flush with the existing concrete floor, made possible by using existing drain locations and ultra-thin floor tiles. Black accent tiles in the shower, the dark-stained rift oak cabinets and vanity, and white walls tiles all complement the units concrete ceiling and pillars.

A simple, strong aesthetic has its own dramatic appeal in terms of looks and also functionality. It will also never date.

This suite by designer Jodi Gillespie forms part of an apartment in a 2003 multi-unit addition to an 1873 flour factory conversion in the historic mill district of Minneapolis. The relatively modern units capture the feel of the old factory with exposed concrete floors, pillars and ceiling.

Gutting the existing, builder-designed bathroom, Gillespie introduced in its place a suite in a more honest, complementary aesthetic that suited the industrial spaces.


This bathroom refit by designer Jodi Gillespie complements bathroom, floor, interior design, plumbing fixture, product design, room, sink, white, black
This bathroom refit by designer Jodi Gillespie complements the industrial-chic origins of the apartment.

"Privacy wasn't an issue with the client, so we created an open-plan design with a clean-lined freestanding tub on show right through the suite," says the designer.

"Adding plenty of storage and hiding the services without closing off spaces was one tricky aspect. To resolve this, I added a ceiling bridge. This helped to demarcate areas of use and provided for the unobtrusive placement of cabinets and concealment of services. The minimalist sink, vanity and shower stall all respond to the pared-back setting even the shower bench is stripped back to its simplest form."

The semi-industrial look is highlighted by Kandy After All vinyl wallpaper behind the vanity. Its distressed look has hints of indigo, deep green, rusty metal and black all complementing the wider decor.

This casual seating area  part of a ceiling, floor, furniture, interior design, living room, loft, window, gray, white
This casual seating area part of a semi-industrial master suite opens to a private terrace.

The floor is a soft grey-green close to the original concrete in the rest of the unit.

Jun 23, 2016

Credit list

Designer
Jodi Gillespie Interior Design;
Furniture design
Tom Oliphant, Matt Eastvold
Cabinet company
JD Woodcraft
Cabinetry
Dark-stained rift oak
Shower fittings
Kohler, Loure
Flooring
Existing concrete, restained a custom colour
Tile flooring
Luxury Cement, grey, by Kalesinterflex
Lighting
Solace Bath by Tech; Anisha table by Foscarini
design team
Jodi Gillespie ASID, LEED AP,
Builder
Streeter & Assoc
Tub and basin
Cube by Wetstyle
Faucets
Sidernia by Brizo
Shower glass
Custom
Wall coverings
Kandy After All, by Elitis
Wall tiles
Cerini by Vitra, Plain Mega White by Kale, Inax Stream Border, black
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