The vast majority of the time, a designer is working within parameters set by their client and their space.
In this case, we were updating a Jack and Jill bathroom, to make it more appealing and useful for a young family.
The design criteria called for a clean, modern upgrade from the 1930s fixtures & materials and an arrangement which would create a feeling of a larger room without actually losing a closet. The solutions were a use of mixed materials which are contrasting on several levels – dark & light, shiny & matte, large and small scale, man-made and natural. The client’s interest in using barn doors was a vast improvement on the opposing vintage hinged doors, which made the room difficult for even on person to traverse.