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Elegant Escape Written and photographed By Tanna Edler


hould it stay or should it go? This question is the first of many discussions I have with my clients as we tackle the design plans for remodels. In this particular situation, as I prepared to begin work on “Elegant Escape,” we were faced with a dated master bathroom that offered little storage and a poor layout for two people. While some elements in the room were in great shape, others needed to be replaced. My client desired a timeless look that would be in keeping with the rest of the home. Through updated finishes and a new space plan, we achieved a stylish retreat with proper usability while not disturbing the cabinets, flooring, or soaking tub. The serene color palette and the seamless shower were stunning additions. We installed a new quartz countertop, slim square sinks and new faucets. One of my favorite features for this project was what I call the “spa tower.” During my initial consultation and site tour I observed what might be best compared to a professional hair and make-up studio. Most of the bathroom counter housed every beauty product you could imagine, leaving only a small space for my client’s husband. I turned to Joe Myers from Joe Myers Construction, who assisted me in designing and creating a new mirror wall and custom corner cabinet. Everything that had formerly been displayed on the counter is now neatly organized in the “spa tower” for her, and the couple now shares a divine haven with plenty of space for each. A simply elegant escape! 


December 2015 Bellingham Alive | NSL  
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