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Expounding upon a theme has resulted in a bathroom comfortable in its element
Onyx,stainless steel, walnut, frosted glass, glass tile and bathroom, bathroom accessory, bathroom cabinet, cabinetry, countertop, floor, interior design, room, sink, brown, gray
Onyx,stainless steel, walnut, frosted glass, glass tile and stone tile have been artfully incorporated into this smallattic bathroom. The mixture of materials serves to anchor the space, while at the creating a soothing atmosphere, says architect John Lum

The correlation between certain colors and their ability to affect our mood is well documented. Dynamic colors, such as red, are used to enliven a space, while soothing colors, such as blue and green, invoke a serene atmosphere.

A blend of color and materials can instantly set the tone for a space, while elements such as lighting can transform the mood as needed.

For the attic bathroom featured on these pages the mood was determined by function, says architect John Lum.


The frameless glass shower stall blends almost seamlessly bathroom, daylighting, floor, glass, plumbing fixture, public toilet, room, shower, tile, toilet, wall, green
The frameless glass shower stall blends almost seamlessly into the aesthetic, creating the sense of a much larger space. the black tile is designed to catch the natural light from the skylight situated 14 feet above

"The homeowner wanted to expand upon the water theme and create a sense of being cocooned within a watery environment. This was achieved through the use of the Water Green tile by Ann Sacks. Other elements, such as the frosted glass doors, also contribute to the feel due to their transparent nature."

To further enhance the serenity, lighting has been kept subdued. As the bathroom is situated in the attic, a skylight was installed above the internal wall.

"Black, tumbled-stone mosaic tiles were used on this wall to catch and help diffuse the light coming from the skylight, as a way of further enhancing the feeling of being enclosed in a soothing space. The result is a bathroom which, despite its limited size, is a very relaxing environment," says Lum.

Onyx,stainless steel, walnut, frosted glass, glass tile and bathroom, bathroom accessory, bathroom cabinet, cabinetry, countertop, floor, interior design, room, sink, brown, gray
Onyx,stainless steel, walnut, frosted glass, glass tile and stone tile have been artfully incorporated into this smallattic bathroom. The mixture of materials serves to anchor the space, while at the creating a soothing atmosphere, says architect John Lum

To counter the watery aspect, and to keep the bathroom from feeling cold and impersonal, Lum used walnut for the custom vanity.

"The walnut warms up the space and adds visual texture to what is an otherwise slick-looking space. For a touch of luxury we used a limestone slab on the floor, and the owner specified alabaster onyx for the vanity top."

Brushed stainless steel has been incorporated through the basin, faucet and accessories these surfaces play a part in reflecting and dispersing the light around the space, contributing to the interplay of light within the room.

Jun 08, 2007

Credit list

Main contractor
Andy Anderson
Vanity
Custom by Semolina Design
Basin
Brushed stainless steel from Blanco
Faucets
Meta by Dornbracht
Shower stall
Schicker Luxury Shower Doors
Tiles
Lake Garda glass tile in Water Green and tumbled stone mosaic in Nero Pure Black by Ann Sacks
Lighting
Bega; Robern
Bathtub
Maestro by Kohler
Cabinetry
Walnut
Vanity top
Onyx from
Shower fittings
Tara by Dornbracht
Flooring
Limestone from Fox Marble and Granite
Toilet
Carlyle by Toto
Ventilation
Panasonic
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