I found this great bathroom design on Trendir Magazine's web page (reference information below) and thought it would be great to share some feedback on the elements of this space that make it stand out.
The challenge for the designers was the size of the room. This bathroom is extremely long and narrow which creates a dilemma when it comes to space planning. To address this challenge, the design was kept simple, clean, and minimal in terms of style; yet soft touches were added to soften the "squareness" of the regtangular room, vanity, sink, and window.
Notice the combination of elagant curves with contemporary lines. I was really impressed by the tile work within the space because it mimicked the design of the stained-glass in the window. When following the design in the tile work on the floor, the eye transitions smoothly up toward the window, and since the window is allowing for some natural lighting to enter the space, it's glow easily becomes the focal point of the room.
Another key element within this room is the color. The soft blue color of the walls, paired with the creamy ivory color of the tile and the porcelain of the sink create a soothing, spa-like feel. There is no art on the walls which creates an open, airy effect.
Also worth noting is the fact that the curves of the tile work extend up onto the wall. This also gives the illusion of a wider space since the curves are low enough to not compete with the cabinetry, but high enough to serve as an accent to the flooring.
My absolute favorite thing about the room is the combination of traditional elements and contemporary elements. The designs which are present in the stained-glass and tile are complimented by the soft curves of the mirror, which hangs above a contemporary vanity. The simple glass light fixture also adds to the contemporary elements to create a harmonious balance throughout the space between the two design styles.
I thought this was a really great example of highlighting a room's existing features to create a space that is entirely unique! Here, the odd length of the space actually becomes an advantage. Have any of you found examples of inspirational spaces lately? What are some of the elements in a room that inspire you?