Blue Oasis Bathroom

Encinitas

Simply opening the door to this bath dispells any thought that bathrooms have to be sterile porcelain vacancies. Every corner, every surface of this bath invites the eye and the hand to delight in its tactile, shimmering playfulness. From the seastar commode handle to the natural pebble shower floor, imagination is the keyword. Though the room is small, the exuberance is uninhibited and encourages you to search each detail with the same pleasure you have in finding shells along the seashore. But what makes it all work, is the careful composition of space, light, color, and texture. Looking around the bathroom reveals a glass-doored shower large enough for two; detail of shower head and mother-of-pearl tile mosaic cascading down to the floor; iridescent blue bowl sink and dark hardwood cabinet with translucent glass panels; Mondrian-style shadowbox; and pebble shower floor, lovingly detailed.