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Imagine owning a mid-century modern vacation home overlooking the majestic Salish Sea, with the soothing waves of the North Pacific Ocean just a stone’s throw away. A young professional couple, along with their three adventurous kids, embarked on this journey, allowing us to begin the transformation of their dream retreat while embracing its authentic mid-century charm. Our first challenge was updating their Mid-Century Modern Bathrooms that hadn’t been touched in decades.
Accomplishing the entire renovation virtually stands out as its most remarkable aspect! Yes, you can still get an amazing bathroom design even if you don’t live near us! We provided easy-to-follow design and construction drawings and a material purchasing list, enabling our clients to guide their contractors efficiently. With minimal on-site involvement for both them and us, the homeowners from different cities efficiently managed the project. The outcome? A contemporary spin on Mid-Century Modern bathrooms that radiate personality and creativity!
Excited with the results, the homeowners are already planning their next project with us – the kitchen. Their journey to update their mid-century modern vacation home is far from over. The big transformation of these small spaces is merely the opening chapter of their larger design story, and we hope you enjoy diving into the start below.
These spaces were straight out of the 1970s – you know, that groovy era with a mix of charm and wear and tear. The kitchen had old-school wooden cabinets, laminate countertops, and linoleum floors that screamed “retro.” The primary bathroom wasn’t any different, with a faded yellow tub surround and plaster-style wallpaper on just one wall, trying to be artsy. Not to mention the kid’s bathroom with a lime green tub surround, floral blue wallpaper, and CARPET on the floors.
A fun feature the kids loved was a door from the linen closet connecting to the parent’s primary bathroom next door. This feature really was the cherry on top! And there was an ancient skylight above the vanity, letting in natural light. It was a nice touch, but we knew it needed an upgrade to avoid future leaks. Knowing we needed to start with a clean slate, it wasn’t hard to start dreaming of all the possibilities!
With a focus on updating the overall finishes while keeping the existing layout mostly intact, the homeowners aimed to give their space a facelift. Since the kid’s bathroom already had a bathtub, they decided to add a walk-in shower to the primary bathroom for a touch of modern luxury and simplicity.
They envisioned the primary bathroom exuding a moody atmosphere with contrasting tiles. They were particularly drawn to darker tiles, and that influenced the design direction. Exploring possibilities beyond the usual, we considered adding wood paneling to the ceiling, extending the paneling throughout the home, and incorporating terrazzo or geometric-inspired tiles. Aligning with their mid-century modern vibe, the homeowners expressed interest in light fixtures that already harmonized with their mid-century globe lights throughout their home.
Our main goals to accomplish with this mid-century modern bathroom design:
After reviewing the homeowner’s inspiration boards and her preferred style for the primary bathroom, a clear vision emerged. Walnut wood vanities and a continuous dark tile spanning the entire wall creating a cozy, moody ambiance. To infuse warmth and glamour, combining gold and black finishes adds the perfect touch of sparkle without overpowering the aesthetic.
Choosing modern, rectilinear mirrors over rounded ones was an easy decision for the primary bathroom’s clean look. Contrasting dark tiles with geometric green and gray tiles anchor the space, boasting timeless appeal. Continuing in the shower, large-scale penny rounds on the floor coordinate with the green tones in the asymmetrical geometric tiles.
In contrast, the kid’s bathroom drew inspiration from the Salish Sea and the sea view from the home. Keeping it light and fun, we found tile that carried mid-century modern vibes throughout the floor. A classic wood vanity with mid-century legs and a large-scale arched mirror were added to enhance the whimsy of the space. To complete the look, modern globe lights and wood paneling on the ceiling were incorporated, adding more warmth and cohesiveness throughout the spaces.
1. Wall paint color: Sherwin Williams Spare White SW 6203
2. Double vanity (material, style, finish): Draftwood Design, Mid Century Modern Walnut Vanity
3. Vanity sink faucets: Ultra Faucets, Kree Widespread Faucet, Brushed Gold
4. Mirrors (medicine cabinets) above primary bathroom vanity: West Elm, Seamless Medicine Cabinet, Antique Brass,
5. Tile on the wall behind vanity/into shower: Bedrosians, Makoto 2.5″ x 10″ Matte Ceramic Wall Tile in Kuroi Black
6. Bathroom floor: Tilebar, Brando Green 8×8 Matte Porcelain Tile
7. Shower glass panel: Fully Frameless Glass Shower Panel – Single Fixed Panel
8. Shower floor: Bedrosians, Makoto 2″ Round Matte Porcelain Mosaic Tile in Midori Green
9. Wood shelves: Ultra Shelf, Natural White Oak Shelves
10. Vanity Lights: Linear Globe Vanity Light – 2 Light
In successfully bringing the homeowners’ vision to life, we prioritized functional updates and a cohesive mid-century-inspired bathroom aesthetic that will integrate with future updates while still standing on it’s own. Maintaining the shared wall between two bathrooms, we repurposed the guest bathroom linen closet, transforming it into an expanded vanity.
Inspired by mid-century modern aesthetics and the sea view, we chose vibrant materials for the kids’ bathroom, featuring a lively hexagon floor tile, blue and green terrazzo accents, a sea-inspired blue accent wall, and neutral handmade-look tiles. Dramatic floor-to-ceiling tiles on the main wall enhance both aesthetics and practicality for cleaning. Both bathrooms showcase mid-century modern vanities and gold fixtures, with a touch of playfulness in the kid’s bathroom with an arched mirror.
Moreover, in the primary bathroom, a matte black tile wall serves as a captivating focal point, allowing the other materials to shine. Also, by adding gold fixtures and a custom vanity, the overall moody ambiance was elevated.
Despite the distance, our easygoing clients loved the creative transformation of these small spaces into personalized mid-century modern havens, marking the completion of a beautifully aligned project with their vision.
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Sage & Soul Interiors is a full-service design firm creating cozy, contemporary homes from concept to completion for clients throughout Spokane + the inland northwest, as well as design consulting projects for virtual clients.