Between the two guest bedrooms in our Moore Residential project is a shared jack & jill bathroom, or as one reader commented, it should be called a Jack & Rebecca bath! No matter what it’s called it sure does have it all. And by all I mean ALL the things I could ever want in a bathroom. Poured terrazzo floors with a custom brass inlay (designed by yours truly), check… a freestanding bathtub with modern lines perfect for a bath caddy, check… gold toned fixtures, check … stunning handmade tile, check… that Mercedes Benz of toilets, check… every single detail in this space was poured over by myself, Emily Farnham (interior Architect), Mandy, Bronstruction (the builders) and Cisneros Terrazzo (the folks that executed my inlay pattern and who made the terrazzo flooring throughout the house.
If I had a nickel for every time I got a “where did that _____ come from” in regards to this bathroom from the sneak peeks on IG, I would have A LOT of nickels. Outside of the custom pieces, the tile (from Fireclay) and the sconces (from Allied Maker), everything in this bathroom came from Wayfair. From the bathtub and faucets, right down to the soap dish and towels… all Wayfair! (All the links are at the bottom of the post). So without further ado, let’s get on to the tour…
We went with poured-on-site terrazzo throughout the entire house but I knew I wanted to do something extra special with the flooring in this centrally located bathroom. I created the geometric pattern to scale and the Cisneros guys painstakingly brought it to life in brass, exactly as I drew it.
Now I want to take you back to what we started with…
The previous vanity jutted too far into the space, it not only had a large footprint but it also added so much unnecessary visual weight to the room with all the competing angles, the shelving, and the raised panel doors. Essentially, it had a lot going on and in the interest of opening the space up and bringing it back to its’ modern roots we replaced it with a paired down custom floating vanity.
Shot by Trevor Tondro for Architectural Digest
As you can see the vanity no longer takes up heaps of the room. Also a vast improvement is the replacement of the glass block wall with a floor to ceiling window. In the original design, as Harold Zook intended, there was actually an exterior glass door where the glass block window was. Without the need of a door, Emily thought it best to replace it with a single glass window which more closely resembles the original design. Oh and there is an electric roller blind at the top that is on a switch so you can get some privacy at the push of a button (I know you were wondering).
The tiny phone booth style shower was nixed and replaced with a glass enclosure, further opening up the space and the freestanding soaker bathtub is a major upgrade from the small alcove tub.