A Tail-Wagging Bathroom Renovation by Carla Aston Design

A Tail Wagging Bathroom Renovation Carla Aston Design 05


The problem: clients with a bathroom that had seen better days. The solution? This sleek new bathroom with luxurious details from Carla Aston Design. As the designer explains, “…this bathroom was just worn out. There was a panel missing in the shower, so they were unable to use it. The storage wasn’t very effective, and it felt small and cramped. The homeowner wanted something uplifting and fresh…something young and sophisticated…something modern that you’d expect to see in a boutique hotel suite.” One idea that worked immediately was putting in a rectangular tub to replace the old rounded one they disliked; its addition both prompted many other design elements and made the bathroom feel more spacious in a flash.


In this design, horizontals rule: a linear pattern on the mosaic tile, on shades, and on the oak cabinetry. Now, cabinets seems to float above the tiled floor, with indirect illumination that can serve as night lights, too. And then there’s a tiled niche next to the tub, originally planned as a space for baskets of bath goodies — but look who’s got dibs on it now! The couple is expecting a new baby, but this “first baby” loves that spot so much that they can’t bring themselves to put the “bath goodies” there instead. With meticulous attention to detail (lining up soap niches for the shower, making sure the grout on all mosaics matched exactly, et al), Carla Aston was able to create the ultimate pampering spot for her clients and their furry “baby” — a win-win result all around.




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Written by Janet Butler

Janet W. Butler is a freelance writer, editor, and editorial consultant by day and a “small soprano” by night. An RWA Golden Heart Winner, she is the author of the inspirational romance From the Ashes (“the best little book no one’s ever heard of”), published by SANDS Publishing in 2001; and a romantic suspense, Voice of Innocence, from Desert Breeze Publishing. She is a Chicago native transplanted to northeast Indiana, where she lives with her husband, daughter, and Cassandra “Trouble” Butler, S.R.C. (Spoiled Rotten Cat).

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