The proverbial empty nest isn’t always a bad thing – sometimes it can even trigger a stylish, clean slate. Such was the case with a couple in Hendersonville who decided to re-do the interior of their Champion Hills abode once their offspring left home. To say this bathroom had become outdated is a mild understatement – a colorful animal-themed mural doubtlessly a fond memory for the family’s grown up “kids” had definitely outlived its purpose.
“The whole bath was entirely gutted and rebuilt,” remarks Jean Greeson of Greeson & Fast Design. “The owners wanted a sophisticated, clean, and contemporary look.”
Crystal-blue artisan glass tile from boutique company Earth Elements is set against black cabinetry for a fell that’s a little bit retro – maybe Art Deco meets Old Hollywood – and yet irreproachably modern, thanks to no-frills linear drawer pulls and other clean lines. The charcoal-colored floor tile also from Earth Elements features tiny squares in a look boarding on mosaic, complemented by a shower curtain in a similar pattern.
Mid wallpaper in a saltwater shade picks up the blue tile and also makes the ideal backdrop for the room’s ‘wow’ shot – an oversized metallic-framed mirror from luxury accessories purveyor Arteriors. Polished and sleek, yet robustly functions, this memorable piece is reminiscent of the cocktail serving tray from New Orleans Old Absinthe House (no kids allowed).