August 27, 2013

The Modern Chair Design Showdown

I'm excited to be one of the jury members for the Modern Chair Design Showdown happening next month at Mod a-go-go.  Please spread the word and encourage people to submit a project - I want to be overwhelmed with the number of chairs I have to judge!

From the website:  "When it comes to Design, Utah is home to a host of raw talent.  Local furniture designers are moving into the national spotlight, while countless others have yet to be discovered.  In order to fuel innovation, define the Utah furniture design scene, and to catalyze interaction between designers, manufacturers, craftsmen and new clients, Mod-a-go-go is pleased to announce The Modern Chair: a Design Showdown in 3 Dimensions. The competition brings together both novices and professionals with the challenge of designing the perfect chair."

More information here.

And if you haven't had the chance to stop by Mod a-go-go yet, do it soon!  They have a great collection of mid-century and eclectic pieces - you'll definitely want to leave with something.

August 13, 2013

Basement Bathroom After Photos

I finally had the opportunity to take some photos of a basement bathroom project.

We started with a VERY small, cramped bathroom.  Look how little leg room there was between the toilet & tub!

The adjacent space gave us the flexibility to move a wall to add some space to the bathroom.  By moving the wall, we had room for a slightly larger tub, while still leaving adequate leg room in front of the toilet.  By moving the bathroom door, we also now had more space for a larger vanity.

My client moved to Utah from California, and loved the idea of a beach-themed color scheme.  Because we were working with a small space, we muted the colors - a light soft mix of grays, blues, and whites.  We added texture through tile patterns and a custom weathered-look vanity.

Small bathrooms don't have a lot of room for extra design elements, so something both functional and aesthetic is key.  This double recessed niche provides storage for shampoos and soaps, while also adding a dramatic design element to the tile surround.

Details such as a seamless tub, wire-brushed wood, cabinet hardware, edge treatments, and countertop lines really stand out in a small space, so choosing the right materials was important.  

Vanity - Hallmark Custom Cabinetry 
Countertop - Caesarstone
Floor & Tub Field Tile - Contempo Tile
Accent Tile - Dal Tile Stone Medley
Faucets & Accessories - Moen 
Tub - Mirabelle
Contractor - Sundberg Building & Design Inc.