Blue and white bathroom with white countertopsMake a statement in your bathroom with these five key additions and designer tips.

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Lighting: Hanging pendant lights bring light lower than most mounted fixtures do, reducing shadows in the mirror. Interior designer Katelyn Rountree selected these Fjord Cord pendants in Matte Black from Cedar & Moss. CedarAndMoss.com

➋ Two-Level Countertop: This Caesarstone “Frosty Carrina 5141” countertop was designed so that the homeowners’ daughters each have a defined individual space beside their sink.
6527 Jimmy Carter Blvd., Ste. C-2, Norcross or CSIKitchenAndBath.com; CaesarstoneUS.com

Cabinetry Color: Katelyn chose Sherwin-Williams’ serene Labradorite SW 7619 blue paint in a gloss finish for the vanity and mirrors. Sherwin-Williams.com

Mirrors: These custom mirrors were affixed to the window frames of this historic home because changing the location of the windows was not a viable option. According to Katelyn, hanging them this way allows for plenty of natural light to fill the room.
403 W. Ponce de Leon Ave., Ste. 215, Decatur. TerracottaDesignBuild.com

Flooring: Katelyn kept the vintage feel of the room with hex gloss porcelain mosaic tile. Find it at The Tile Shop. TileShop.com

 

Katelyn Rountree’s tips for designing a bold bathroom

• Brighten up a bathroom using glossy finishes that reflect light. Select materials for window treatments that allow natural light to stream through like these custom linen Roman shades by M2M Designs.
• Choose “timeless bold neutrals” and balance them with crisp, modern white surfaces.
• Add a surprise with lighting. I used three pendants versus the more-expected choice of two fixtures flanking the mirrors.
• Decorative hardware, like these mother-of-pearl drawer pulls from Anthropologie are a fun design twist and can easily be switched out for a completely different look.

 

Smiling Caucasian lady wearing a black blouseKatelyn Rountree
• Interior designer at Terracotta Design Build
• Graduate of The Savannah College of Art and Design with a Master of Fine Arts in Interior Design
• Specializes in creating engaging spaces for clients through a bold use of color and texture
• TerracottaDesignBuild.com

Make this bathroom yours, if YOU …
• Want to take advantage of natural light in your bathroom
• want to make the most of a his-and-hers vanity
• Want to add modern design elements TO a classic bathroom