A bathroom design big on elegance, small on space
Barbara Elza Hirsch of Elza B. Design Inc. transformed homeowner Brenda Prescott’s gloomy 62-square-foot Cambridge bathroom into a still-diminutive yet glamorous jewel. A drum-shaped crystal chandelier from Euro Style Lightingsets the tone.
A large transom window replaced a smaller one. Now sunlight opens up the space and highlights the accent wall of iridescent-green tiles flecked with gold and blue by Sonoma Tilemakers. The white walls, painted in Benjamin Moore’s “Seashell,” have the slightest golden glow
THE SHOWER DOOR
The tall frameless, curbless glass shower door from Country Glass Co. creates a sense of grandeur and airiness by making the ceiling seem higher than it is.
THE TILE & THE FIXTURES
White subway tile from A&B Marble and Tile Design in Arlington with a crackle finish is positioned vertically to emphasize height. Large-format porcelain floor tiles from A&B in white with a touch of glimmer contribute to expanding the space. Siderna by Brizo fixtures have a spare, linear design, and the showerhead has water-saving technology.
THE SHELVING & THE VANITY
The front panels of the white-lacquer floating shelf from CB2 flip down to reveal additional storage. The modern floating vanity by Robern has a stylish (and functional come nighttime) strip of horizontal light and a chic glass countertop.
A teak shower stool Prescott purchased at Bed, Bath & Beyond adds warmth and lends a spa-like vibe that’s reinforced by the French wicker market basket that Hirsch got in France. Similar ones can be found at www.french-baskets.com.