Spa Concept Bathroom — Iaşi, Judeţul Iaşi
My Role in the Project:Interior designer, Furniture designer, Implementation supervisior
Project size:50 square feet
Overall project budget:4000 USD
Year of project completion:2016
Project Type:Residential, Furniture, Interior(All types)
A warm feeling, a connexion with nature and a sense of tranquility and relaxation, these were the guidelines, which my client gave me at the beginning of the interior design project in order to remodel the bathroom to better suit his needs. The spacial organization inside the room was constraint by the fixed spots of the pipelines. I preserved the original layout, replacing the radiator with an underfloor heating system and the bathtub with the open shower cabin. The mood was constructed by the grouping of various items such as the smooth white stone, the textured ceramic tiles in shades of gray and the green plants with plenty of leaves, expressing the best traits of nature in one single place, and building a true haven of serenity for our client. I choose to decorate the walls with gray ceramics, construct a green wall, to free more space and to complete the final look by adding warm wooden accents. The movement path was enhanced by grouping the storage areas on the wall facing the mirror into a single white closet. Because the natural light is so scarce, the artificial lighting system was very important. It consists of two lamps and two spot lights, all in warm colors and at low intensity. These lights can be used individually depending on the mood in order to complete the overall atmosphere. An elegant Sycamore wood washbasin becomes the pedestal of a honey colored Onyx Stone sink. This commissioned piece fits snugly next to the glass wall of the shower. Because of the exposure to the humidity inside the bathroom, the Washstand piece was finished with three layers of linseed oil to create a repelling barrier against water droplets. The stool and the shower mat were custom made here by using an exotic wood type that is water resistant due to its natural oils present in the grain.