New Mood Design
A Masterful Ensuite
New Mood Design transformed a tiny, 1970’s era space of 300 square feet that included a children’s bedroom, bathroom and hallway into a connected master bedroom with en suite bathroom and a separate powder room. The client specifically requested that the master suite be fully enclosed for maximum privacy and to promote a relaxing, spa-like atmosphere. The client entertains often, so a guest powder room off the kitchen was also a top priority.
New Mood Design achieved their client’s vision by fully gutting the space and redesigning a new floor plan. The result is an elegant master bathroom with a two-person soaker tub, frameless glass shower enclosure and a walk-in wardrobe tucked behind the vanity wall. It is completely private and connected to the master bedroom through a set of downward steps. The accessible guest powder room is directly off the kitchen.
The client’s modern, open-plan home feels very spacious due to high ceilings and tall windows that open onto forest, so New Mood Design’s remodel reflects the client’s desire to continue this open and minimal design while also fashioning a warm and relaxing space. To make the master bathroom appear larger, the firm created a tone-on-tone, light-colored palette with reflective tile surfaces to lend an overall brightness, day and night! The white, glossy, floor-to-ceiling tiles wrap the bathroom walls to create expanse. Silvery-grey and taupe-brown stripes run through the white porcelain, adding subtle softness. Wall-mounted toilets are space-saving features and highlight the minimal look desired by the client. Also adding to this minimal look is the white, high-gloss lacquer finish chosen for the wardrobe, which helps expand the small space.
Spa-like warmth and contrast are achieved by using earthy grey floor tiles, a richly textured and dramatic floating vanity in a walnut finish, and African mahogany millwork. All of these elements complement the striking Thai Buddha culled from the client’s Asian art collection.