Concepts are an essential part of our design process. It helps us narrow down our ideas and establish parameters for our design projects. During one of our most recent projects, a bathroom renovation, our concept was none other than the element, water. This project was located on Palisades Beach Road, right on the sand by the Santa Monica Pier. Our client, an industry executive and avid surfer finds peace at the ocean.
Water is a purifier and cleanser of the soul and is reflective in nature. Wanting to embody these qualities we sought to use materials that shared the same attributes. The mosaic tile that we used inside the walk in shower and tub surround were translucent much like the sun when it penetrates the ocean. When programming the use of this spa bathroom, we added a whirlpool soaking tub, his and her rain shower heads, body sprayers and more. Even the stone sinks were chosen as a small representation of how the waves crash into rock formations along our California shore lines. These details help strengthen the concept and help strengthen a positive response to this bathroom as our brains make these correlations on a conscious and unconscious level.