Project reveals are always a big deal around here, but today we have even more cause for celebration. Earlier this summer, The Haven List was kind enough to feature project #westgateave, telling the story of how our team transformed a Los Angeles primary bathroom from ‘builder basic’ to vintage-modern oasis. We are so thrilled to have this project published, and wanted to give it an additional spotlight here on the j. miller interiors blog.
The road to complete this bathroom renovation was winding (read: covid timelines), but the finished space paid off tenfold. We’re thrilled to delve a bit further into all the details and reveal the images masterfully captured by Sara Longoria-Tramp.
View the full feature on The Haven List:
CLIENT: Project #westgateave
LOCATION: Los Angeles, CA
TIMELINE: March 2020-June 2021
SCOPE OF WORK: Gut renovation of a primary bathroom.
THE DESIGN STORY
First things first: this was a ‘covid’ project with the timeline kicking off in March 2020. No surprise, this meant quite a few stops and starts throughout the entirety of our work, including having to respecify the floor tile three different times! Luckily, we were able to utilize our distance design services and create a space that met every one of our client’s needs.
Our inspiration for this project was designing a space that felt fresh, clean and functional. We wanted to give each vanity maximum closed storage and added little niches next to the sink for additional storage. Our client is tall and wanted a soaking tub that could accommodate him, which meant a large freestanding tub was a must.
The home has been renovated over the years. However, we wanted to select fixtures and finishes that weren’t completely out of place with the age of the home. In our process of selecting those fixtures and finishes, natural and handmade materials win every time. Our Westgate Ave project features handmade tiles, custom brass lighting, white oak, and marble. It’s impossible to replicate the beauty of Mother Nature and the quality of handmade materials.
Our Westgate Ave project features handmade tiles, custom brass lighting, white oak, and marble. It’s impossible to replicate the beauty of Mother Nature and the quality of handmade materials.
KEY DESIGN ELEMENTS
As told to The Haven List … We chose two focal points – the freestanding tub that can now comfortably fit our tall client and the checkerboard Fireclay tile. We were crushing on checkerboard patterns for a while and our client was incredibly trusting and approved the layout within minutes of the presentation. The pattern and colors flow well with the rest of the home and give it just a little bit of interest without overwhelming the space. We chose to warm up the space with custom white oak vanities, marble countertops, polished nickel Waterworks plumbing, and custom brass Allied Maker lighting.
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