In early 2018, I was contacted by Delta and invited to join the 2018 Delta Design Trust panel alongside a few other celebrated design authorities: Noa Santos, Elsie Larson, Emma Chapman, and Sabrina Soto. I’m in good company, I know! Part of my role as a member of the panel is to share my design insights and expertise by showcasing Delta products in my personal environment, (easy!).
As a long-time lover of all things Delta, I am fortunate enough to admit that the majority of my kitchen and bath appliances installed in my home and the studio are by them. So, when a Wit & Delight team member expressed she had been wanting to give her bathroom a refresh, I jumped at the opportunity! Bridget Borden, Shop W&D’s Merchandising Director, owns a townhome in Minnesota, with a basement bathroom that was in desperate need of an update.
When we first sat down to discuss the redesign, Bridget walked me through the current state of the bathroom and some of her hopes and wishes for the project. The ‘outdated, large-sized’ bathroom wasn’t being properly utilized and needed some major DIY loving. In addition, the room served as the only access point to a back storage room, making things confusing and inconvenient from a design standpoint.
Step one was to gut the entire space, removing the original flooring, shower, cabinets, and appliances, until we had a completely blank slate. Since the bathroom has no windows, we knew we needed to be strategic about choosing the right color palette to keep the room as light and airy as possible, without being overly bland. We opted for different grey tones; a nice way to incorporate a bit of color while keeping things super light.
With the help of Delta, we then decided on the Trinsic Two Handle Widespread Bathroom Faucet, Foundations Toilet, Trinsic Robe Hooks, shower pieces and a few other bathroom accessories. Given the large size of the room, we had a walk-in shower installed with the Delta Metal Raincan Shower Head for some added luxe. I know from my own personal experience that Bridget will enjoy these beautiful appliances for years to come.
We asked our friends at Mercury Mosaics for their help designing the tile for inside the shower and to cover the floors. We replaced the original beige floor tile with a light grey that would align beautifully with the rest of the house. As for the shower, we went with a 2”x6” light grey subway tile for the walls and a Herringbone pattern for the floor.
End result: a basement bathroom you never thought could be this dreamy!
Ed. note: This post was sponsored by Delta. The compensation received in exchange for placement on Wit & Delight is used to purchase props, hire a photographer, write/edit the blog post and support the larger team behind Wit & Delight.
While compensation was received in exchange for coverage, all thoughts and opinions are always my own. Sponsored posts like these allow for the development of additional dynamic content to be produced, unsponsored.
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BY Kate Arends - October 12, 2018
Thank you for being here. For being open to enjoying life’s simple pleasures and looking inward to understand yourself, your neighbors, and your fellow humans! I’m looking forward to chatting with you.