Snyder Bathroom Remodel

Oakland, California

Shades of Purple

An Art Deco print provided the inspiration for this small, dark 1930's bathroom which needed rethinking. Framed as a window, the print inspired the bathroom's color scheme, the selection of the granite slab, and the circular design, which then dictated the marble and mosaic wainscot tile, which then dictated the floor and glass tile, which then dictated the ceiling tile, which then dictated the. . . .

Measuring less than fifty square feet and featuring a generous curved shower with overhead and wall shower sprays, the bathroom feels light and spacious. While some space was borrowed from adjacent closets, this feeling was enhanced by replacing the single window with two windows, using a translucent french door, and installing mirrors on the linen closet doors.

The sink and toilet were selected for their classical lines while the elegant tile work -- featuring handset custom tiles in a basket weave pattern on the floor -- provides the luxurious finishing touch to this highly stylized room.