A living room provides a sense of relaxation, a bedroom provides a sense of restoration, an office provides a sense of productivity, a bathroom offers a sense of escapism, and a kitchen fosters a sense of fraternity.
Today, we focus on the latter of these rooms, the bathroom and kitchen.
Whether primping or taking a warm bath, a bathroom requires an atmosphere fitting for a hideaway. And a kitchen, which acts as a communal gathering place for family and guests, requires something completely different.
A Nashville couple enlisted the help of Beth Haley Design to ensure their home’s master bathroom and kitchen were serving their functions in practical yet stylish ways. The results? Two ASID Design award-winning spaces.
The couple’s Green Hills home saw a complete redesign of the floor plan in an effort to create the spacious, functional kitchen they desired. “By flipping the living room, dining room and kitchen locations and removing existing walls and built-ins, a generous L-shaped kitchen was created with plenty of foot space around the overside island,” shares Beth Haley in a description of the design concept. “With functionality as a main goal of the project, we found ways to create ample storage, counter space and flow within the space.”
In the kitchen, a new layout and thoughtful design features bring character and substance to the space. Meanwhile, the bathroom exudes its own character in the form of masculine luxury and easy glamour. The escapist space is defined by the variations of black and white in the color scheme, clean lines and high-end finishes.
Beth faced the challenge of providing more storage without increasing the square footage in the master bathroom. She found a solution in starting fresh. Double vanities with polished nickel pedestals, floor-to-ceiling cabinets, a glass-walled shower and a free-standing tub replaced the closed-in shower, small closet, built-in bathtub and standard-height vanities. “Though this bathroom is classified as large, it’s a small footprint for all the bells and whistles it holds. By maximizing vertical space and replacing walls with the thinner materials of glass, we gained inches and the feeling of spaciousness,” Beth Haley says.
The bells and whistles come in all shapes and sizes: heated marble floors, the shower’s rain-head faucet, marble accents and desired storage. In terms of design, the enduring style of the bathroom is a break from the traditional but not a full entrance to the modern. In keeping with the couple’s style, the room is sophisticated and artful.
Although the master bathroom and kitchen were winners of ASID Design awards, they aren’t the only spaces that Beth Haley expertly transformed.
In addition to the kitchen and master bathroom, take a peek at the home’s laundry room and powder room for an extra dose of inspiration:
We are not sure about you, but we are feeling inspired to update our own homes now!
Thank you to Andrea Behrends for today’s lovely photography.
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