SARA LEE, AKBD
The neutral, Zen-inspired bath that the homeowner of this historic bungalow desired was a far cry from the divided, multi-level space that existed when designer Sara Lee, AKBD, first walked in. Lee, also named the Bronze winner in this category, devised a new floor plan that expanded the bathroom by almost 30 square feet.
The designer was able to fit the 64″ Winifred resin freestanding tub with Lavelle Wall-Mount Waterfall Tub Faucet in oil-rubbed bronze from Signature Hardware, as well as a walk-in shower with Addison shower in Venetian Bronze from Delta Faucet in the added square footage. Clever use of a glass panel separates the 48″ square shower space from the vanity.
On the floors and walls, Neostile Chocolate 12″x24″ tile provides a neutral aesthetic, with SkyBridge Off White Glazed Ceramic 12″x24″ tile on the tub wall adding a subtle contrast.
Opposite the tub is a vanity and storage cabinet from Quality Custom Cabinetry, featuring Dimension IV Embossed Mozambique Frameless Cabinetry. Suspended from the wall, the open toe space allows for Hafele Loox LED lighting below.
The vanity is topped with Juparana Fantasy granite, paired with Chemcore’s Porcelain Trench sink and Delta Faucet’s Addison widespread faucet in Venetian Bronze. Slanted pulls from Top Knobs are also finished in oil-rubbed bronze. An UltraMax II toilet from Toto and Sara Pendant lights from Tech Lighting finish the design.