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Feeling Comfortable in Every Room of Your Home


Who said bathrooms are boring or worse, just necessities. Today's bathrooms are luxury-ladden, spa-like spaces to reconnect to yourself, your body and feel at peace within your environment. Recently, Chanika Jones was interviewed by the Bermudian about her favorite room from recent projects and shared why she thinks the bathroom can be the star of your home. She shared some of the challenges of designing a small space to still connect to the rest of the home in a calming manner, all with the proper design.

“This [private luxury bath] room is special because it speaks to the importance of feeling comfortable in every room of your home,” explained interior designer Chanika Jones of OBMI.

“Clients often spend much time redoing spaces within their home but neglect the bathroom which, in my opinion, should be given more attention considering how much time one spends in there.”

With a mere 200 square feet to work with, the client desired a space big and comfortable enough for two that maximized a view of the outdoors but still afforded privacy. Jones reconfigured the space using frosted glass to separate the three individual rooms which allowed natural light to filter through the space. She then used a neutral color palette with an Asian theme to give the entire bathroom the sense of calm desired by the client.

“The concept derived from an Asian theme and was centered on tranquility and comfort. Asian themes are very much inspired by a natural color palette and the use created a very relaxing ambiance,” explained Jones.

A grey marbled, polished granite countertop from Surface Trends sits atop a Kraftmaid double sink vanity with Kohler fixtures sourced from BAC and Joshua Bate Trading. In the adjacent bathing room, a freestanding oval tub and separate shower area features a custom frosted-glass barn door supplied by Island Glass and mosaic floor tiles by Pembroke Tile & Stone.

“The wall and floor tile were selected for their cool earth tones while relying more on accessories and accents for color. The warm accents of browns, tans and soft neutrals in the tile tend to have a direct effect on relaxation and a sense of calm in a space.”

The designer completed this luxury bathroom project in February of this year, leaving both the client and herself very pleased with the outcome.

“The client was very open-minded; however, he knew exactly what he wanted to achieve,” concluded Jones. “It was a great partnership and a pleasure bringing to life what he had in mind for his bathroom.”

Originally published by: The Bermudian