May 23, 2019 | Carpet One Floor & Home
Your bathroom is your sanctuary, a space that’s deeply ingrained in your daily routine where bold new ideas take root and the soul can fully recharge. Are your thoughts drifting to warmer days, waterfront views, and gentle rays of sunshine? Shane Inman, president and principal interior designer of The Inman Company, created these bright, ethereal bathroom looks to inspire you to challenge your day with the confidence and ease of an effortless summer day at the beach or in the park.
Whether your private spaces are tucked away in an urban loft or a quiet country cottage, it’s easy to recreate the feeling of a permanent vacation that lingers long past the warm, sunny days, allowing your thoughts to drift away with the luxurious trappings of marble tile, frosted glass accents reminiscent of wave-trodden sea glass, and trough-style sinks to inspire seafarers and landlubbers alike.
Created in homage to the cleansing comforts of water, this never-before-seen beach-themed bathroom designed by The Inman Company sits just steps away from the shores of Lake Michigan, truly an oasis for all ages. Sleek, airy, and ever-so-seaworthy, this private space engenders the feelings of a permanent summer vacation, where carefree days on the water’s edge are constantly at your beck and call, regardless of the season.
With a center-stage customized vanity decked out in delicate marble tile, let your imagination set sail with the incorporation of weathered driftwood–inspired textures embedded with the organic elements of glass, stone, and metal. Inman painstakingly crafted these amazing touch-latch vanity doors using frosted glass that sparkles like crashing waves, adding glints of light.
Reflective mirrors allow you to float away on the tides of your thoughts while double, end-to-end deck-mounted faucets over a poured concrete sink add a utilitarian touch—perfect for your busy household. A dedicated commode room has been fully outfitted for private moments and features a fully operable window, allowing you to be the captain of your ship. There is also a shower area that can readily accommodate multiple users with multiple rain heads and shower wands, complete with a fully incorporated bench and niche for an energizing daily routine, minus your pails and shovels.
The designer-selected floor-to-ceiling marble tiles showcase a pencil-lined inset mirror—the perfect porthole for your next seafaring adventure—while locker-style doors to the commode and shower rooms feature even more frosted glass, glinting in the mirrors like the sun sparkling on the sand.
Inman then added some seriously unique trappings, including wrapped marble-tile storage benches, which allow you to tuck away your towels and toiletries, adorned with poured concrete tops that invite you to rest and daydream of beachfront sunsets. Multiple wall-mounted hooks are the perfect spot to hang everything wet—be they brightly hued swimsuits or soggy bath towels—while wet toes are warmed on radiant, marble-tiled floors outfitted with plumbing drains for effortless cleanups. Ceiling-mounted speakers play the rhythmic sounds of the sea or your favorite sunbathing soundtrack.
In this open-concept master bathroom, the designer immerses you in the earth’s essential elements. A stunning vanity transports you to far-off shores through incorporating organic and exotic touches in this creative composition with a contemporary take on classic style. Get up close and personal in this nature-inspired space: a peaceful room where you can readily enjoy a quiet soak in your private oasis for an indulgent, all-encompassing experience as peaceful as a crisp, forest clearing.
Stone, wood, glass, and metal collide in the wall-hung vanity, featuring crosscut marble wall tile with rectified edges, while vertically installed stainless steel tiles and wall-mounted faucets in the dedicated areas allow you to wash up and cruise easily into your morning routine, bringing with it a touch of tranquility.
Another suspended, engineered stone vanity boasts a three-inch all-around face build up with mitered edges that appear to be permanently etched by the earth’s constant motion in this wide-open space, with customized stainless sit-on-top sinks bringing you closer to the water’s edge. The designer incorporated skylights, a recessed mirror with under-vanity lighting, and fully integrated mirror-strip lighting to further play on the sun’s constant rays, allowing light and the water’s reflections to gently dance upon the walls.
Electrical outlets were discretely installed within the vanity’s drawers, allowing convenient access to grooming devices without taking away from the interior woodland landscape while heated floors further enhance the experience of sinking your feet into sun-warmed grass.These two spaces highlight The Inman Company’s unique ability to twist form and function to reconstruct common materials into sophisticated and complex works of art—also known as details.
Are you ready to cast your cares aside and lose yourself in the tides of the high seas or at the edge of a covert waterfall? Let these designs serve as your constant compass and inspire you to create your own interior landscapes, whether you’re packing for summer vacation or planning a permanent staycation.
Shane Inman is senior principal designed of The Inman Company. He earned a B.A. in interior design from Michigan State University. Shane is a certified interior designer by the NCIDQ & certified kitchen designer by the NKBA. Shane is a past adjunct professor at his alma mater for the School of Planning. Design & Construction and served as a goodwill ambassador to Africa with the United States Peace Corps. His body of work has been recognized by The New York Times, The Huffington Post, Forbes and NBC’s Today Show.