Gold Winner 100-150 Square Feet: Chelsea Design Company

Why the judges love it: Using different sizes of tile with the chevron pattern on the bathroom floor was a very effective design. We like the shower windows and the natural light they provide to the space.

Photography by Alise O’Brien Photography.


Chelsea Design Company gave two hardworking business owners a spa-like bathroom to use as their escape with plenty of hidden storage. Double doors leading into the bathroom were removed to give space for a new vanity where a shower once was. The changes allowed for two separate vanity spaces with large matching wood-framed mirrors and a tall linen cabinet with hidden open shelving for easily accessible storage to keep the countertops clean. Simple, dark vertical grain walnut vanities are paired with neutral Cambria countertops and a small travertine mosaic backsplash. The designer kept the palette calming and neutral while playing with pattern and textures for some interest. A corner tub, soffit and columns were removed to create the large walk-in shower. An engineer was involved to have a seamless transition with no curb into the shower. After removing the tub soffit, the room was left with a dramatic angled ceiling. The designer installed 12” x 18” Carrara marble tile vertically with a rain shower head to accentuate it. Chevron travertine and marble mosaic floor tile is slip resistant and connects the bathroom with the shower space. The corner faux glass block windows were replaced with clear glass panels. The designer applied an opaque film at the same height as the knee wall to give just enough privacy without losing the view or sunlight.   



Contractor: Wise Bros LLC 

Design: Chelsea Design Company 

Tile: The Tile Shop, Immaculate Tile 

Granite: K&D Countertops 

Plumbing Fixtures: Crescent Plumbing, Premier Plumbing 

Decorative Fixtures: Locks & Pulls 

Lighting: Rejuvenation 

Wall Coverings: Paint Imagery 

Glass/Mirror: St. Louis Shower & Glass 

Cabinetry: Kenrose Kitchen Kabinets