Tiny Spa - Before & After

I wanted to share with you a small guest bathroom of a client's.

It started out as a really typical bathroom, as you can see from the before pics below. (There's her sweet dog, Sasha.) Below, she had a standard tub/ shower and builder grade tile, vanity, etc.


The vanity was tucked in between 2 walls (below) and we stole a closet from the guest bedroom. (Remember this one?) so we could have more space for the shower... It felt cramped & awkward when I first saw it.
My client is a pilates instructor with an in-home studio and wanted a "spa..." a place where she could relax & recharge- and a place her guests would love to use... Something special. (My "after pics" are unfortunately not that great--- it's really hard to photograph a small room with no natural light. ) But here's the new vanity area now:


I LOVE the faucet (Pottery Barn!) and the mirror is made of out shaved and bent wood.
Here's a view of the whole vanity (with Porter, her other dog, in the shot ;)

The shower is exactly what my client wanted: a "spa" shower out of tumbled travertine with multiple heads and she even can load in essential oils for the steam shower function.

There are so many water sprays and she's loving it!!

A nice spot to enjoy the steam:


I used a mini Moravian star from Circa Lighting to with the same oil rubbed bronze finish as the rest of the fixtures...


And it's so relaxing & pretty at night....


Well, that's it for now- she's got her spa and now I want one too!!! It really was so much fun to create such a luxurious little space in a normal home. When we're redoing our bathrooms, we often forget about these small luxuries, but they really can be SO doable!!! This client really helped me "think outside of the box" on what could be done in such a typical space. Hope you enjoyed!!!
xoxo,
lauren

26 comments:

Rachel said...

Fabulous job! I love it =)

Shannon said...

I absolutely love it!! Awesome job!

jane at Thunder-Moon said...

Oh! I want one!!!!! Really! I do! Beautiful!!!

Nori said...

I'm drooling!!! Can I live in there??

Brenda said...

Great JOB!!! I love the shower and all of the shower heads. Sounds absolutely heavenly.

MyLittleHappyPlace said...

Spa perfection! I want one, too!

Lovely Little Nest said...

It looks beautiful! Great job :)

southerninspiration said...

oh my word, how cool is that???? It's perfect!!! Great choices!

Suzanne

Catherine Hansen Peart said...

That is so gorgeous! You did a fabulous job. I want my bathroom to look just like that - oh well, another picture for the inspiration folder!

sarah @ realestatestyle said...

I love the start light pendant, and I love the shower!!

J said...

Love what you did to the bathroom. I wish my bathroom (esp. the shower) looked like that!!

Bev said...

Loving it. What I really like about your blog is you feature real homes, showing us that it is possible to have magazine worthy design interiors. Great job.

LindsB said...

Its just beautiful!! I can totally see myself relaxing in there, its very soothing feeling.

Awesome work yet again by Lauren :)

Eileen said...

PERFECTION!

Kristen said...

Nice!

Room Service ~ Decorating 101 said...

5* miss l. I love the marble, one of my favorites. Thanks for stopping by today.

High-Heeled Foot in the door said...

So pretty. I gotta say that lighting fixture is one of my favorites!

Plus I love the tile I had something very similar in my old bathroom.

Loved it and gave the room such a spa feel!

Cherilyn Ferroggiaro said...

Complimenti!

Tracy @ comfortandluxury said...

Really pretty, Lauren! Lots of great look in a small space. Love that moravian star fixture.

Porchlight Interiors said...

Good job! Love that shower! Tracey xx

Tammy Tant said...

Very nice ! You're right it is hard to photograph a small bathroom, but you did a great job.

Maria Killam said...

Loved it! You are such a great designer! I would so love a steam shower - the ultimate bathroom luxury!

Rebecca@Harmony and Home said...

Beautiful remodel! Great job! I bet the clients love it.

Trina said...

Beautiful job, what a transformation.

DesignTies said...

You've done a wonderful job for your client, Lauren!! The space may be small, but the changes you made really opened up the space... it's inviting and definitely(!) spa-like!! Brian and I will be (eventually) building a shower in our bathroom and I hope to be able to incorporate all the bells and whistles that you gave your client!
Victoria @ DesignTies

Lorna said...

Just found your blog - fab pictures and posts. REminds me to remember to take photos of my client's rooms, I always intend to and forget! Good to have the 'before' photos too.