BOTY 2017: Amy Studebaker Design

Gold Winner
100-200 square feet


Edited by Melissa Mauzy
Photography by Alise O'Brien


Amy Studebaker Design
Gold Winner
100-200 square feet

Coastal charm combined with plenty of space for guests was the request for this 166-square-foot guest bath designed by Amy Studebaker Design. A sofa table found during a buying trip down south inspired the bathroom’s overall design. Wanting to use a piece of furniture for the vanity to bring warmth and interest to the space, the designer was inspired to create a custom vanity reminiscent of old washstands. A simple, elegant top portion features corbels and a shelf. For added storage for towels and guests’ items, the designer created a built-in cabinet with chicken-wire door fronts, which brings a causal element while also adding texture. 

To achieve the casual, thrown-together look, smaller round mirrors and simple sconces mix with the larger, taller washstand. The coastal ambience is brought to life with the use of shiplap, round port-hole-like mirrors and a navy-and-white ticking stripe dhurrie rug. Other charming accents include a vintage green stool, collection of glass bottles with shells as toppers and, as with any true classic Nantucket space, a lantern hung from the ceiling to softly light the space.

Why the judges love it: This high-end, yet vintage-y space is bursting with texture and shape. The individual elements are so well thought out and combine to make the whole room feel warm and natural. 

Designer: Amy Studebaker Design, 314-440-0853
Decorative Fixtures: Locks & Pulls, 314-918-8333
Window Treatments: LuLu Belles, 314-991-0020