Written by ALLISON SCHEFF : Photographed by JOHN GRANEN
WHEN THEIR HISTORIC 1924 HOME IN SEATTLE CAME DUE FOR A REFRESH, a family of five called on
A ball-foot brass washstand by Palmer, with a custom train rack, perches atop New Ravenna Newman stone mosaic tiles in a Seattle bathroom renovated by Marianne Simon Design. The glass enclosure in the adjoining shower keeps sightlines clear. The wall tiles, faucets, glass shelves, and shower fittings are all by Waterworks.
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interior designer Marianne Simon. Her mission in the bath shown here—used by the homeowners’ three sons— was to create a space that “not only looks classic and timeless but is handsome and functional,” she says. She maximized every inch of the 45-square-foot room, fitting a brass washstand by Palmer, two Bates sinks, and three RH medicine cabinets into a single corner. The metal and mirrored surfaces produce the illusion of more space, as does the small-format wall tile in a bright, pale palette and the transparent glass shower door and shelves. The finishes exude warmth and luxury, but they’re eminently practical, in deference to the boys who use the space every day. This is timeless design: a kids’ bathroom that’s simultaneously elegant, hardwearing, and all grown up. h