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Monday, 11 May 2015 01:13

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A few years ago I took on a full house remodel. I needed to rework every space.

The most challenging was the master bathroom.

My client wanted to change the entire look and feel of the space; almost like a polar opposite. What was once a black and white room with gold accents, turned into a spa-like retreat. Let me back-up a moment. While selecting darker, richer and more masculine options, my client kept going back to a lighter palette. Color and tone became an issue.

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Everything was too dark, too heavy and felt wrong. So I went back to the drawing board to start over.

I found a color palette that had just one color and used it; three shades of beige. It worked. I was able to create a feature wall in the shower with the three shades. Using that palette allowed me to use one tone on the floor, another on the shower floor and the third on the walls of the shower. It created a very relaxed and peaceful space. Using those tones made it easy for the other things to fall into place. The white porcelain sinks with the neutral caesarstone were installed on top of beautifully, rich espresso cabinetry paired with polished nickel hardware. In keeping with the color palette, accents in a similar color and tone were added to help achieve that spa feeling.

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Now taking a long, lingering bath would allow one to slip into another world if needed.

It’s a space that is timeless, not only in style but color as well. Now this goes to show you that designing with neutrals is never boring if done right.


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Christopher Porikos

Christopher Porikos is an Interior Designer based in the Los Angeles area. He has a background in Retail Visual Merchandising and is educated in interior design. His love of design spans from traditional to contemporary and his style can be as eclectic or clean as the project requires. His unique eye for design comes from his lifelong interest in architecture, history, sketching, painting and the arts.

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