Strengthening a zero cost calls for a creative redesign with the showiness of the death all ash a ladies room. Designer Fawn Galli Fawn Galli Interior design took up the challenge with two powder rooms and a master bath.
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“Playing with surface materials are a great way to stay on a budget without having to tear out any furniture,” advised Galli. “I made it through the use of wallpaper, tile, stone and wood.”
A powder room should match the energy of adjacent exercise room. “We decided to use a geometric, maze-like wallpaper to energize the room and give it a funky edge,” said Galli. The wallpaper metallic accents are reflective, making powder room seem larger than reality. “[Wallpaper] plays with the eye and adds movement in space,” explained Galli.
The pattern also distracts from the bulky equipment and develops tiling. “It was hard to jazz up the three bathrooms, there originally were Builder’s special spaces,” said Galli. “They were very banal, and furniture was clunky.” A vintage light and a custom-framed mirror calm the bustling backdrop.
Inspired by French 18th-century Rococo style, other ladies room pairs a background of bright red damask wallpaper with an antique light fixture neutral tile and simple hardware. “I wanted to achieve a funky British feel while still maintaining some femininity,” said Galli. “I found the Red a true ode to the United Kingdom, while the curves in damask and the mirror softened the room, makes it feminine.” An antique light fixture adds to the funky atmosphere with twisted glass and soft lighting.
“For powder rooms, I got free rein to design something unexpected,” said Galli. “For the master bath, the client wanted a more peaceful atmosphere with clean lines and ocean color toner.”
Previously designed with a monochromatic color scheme and matte finish, the master bath was enlivened with wet blue and green tiles and ceramic tile walls. “We used the Bisazza tiles in blue, sea foam and green in the shower in order to evoke the sea and texture of water down on the coast,” explained Galli. “I wanted to somehow emulate the glittering lights that reflect out of the water.”
Inspired also by the apartment’s Art Deco furniture, marble vanities and tub make bath a organic touch. Cerused oak millwork contributes simplicity and peace. “I wanted to create a clean and fresh environment that alluded to the tranquility of the ocean,” said Galli. “The linearity, colors and texture of the counter and the bathtub lends itself to a sprawling coastline and a peaceful atmosphere for [the] master bath.”