Minty-Fresh Bathroom Redo

Designer Amanda Swaringen made a bathtub a focal point without sacrificing comfort or storage.
Mint Green Shabby Chic Master Bathroom With Soaking Tub

Mint Green Shabby Chic Master Bathroom With Soaking Tub

This mint green bathroom offers pampering fit for a queen. Draw a bubble bath in the luxurious tub lit by delicate crystal sconces and candles.

From: Shannon McCarthy
and Amanda Swaringen

Interior designer Amanda Swaringen of Carolina Design Associates unveils a master bathroom that'll make you stand up and take notice — or want to climb in the tub and soak.

With ample storage, a to-die-for bathtub and a shower the size of a small car, you'll love browsing these makeover pictures.

Describe the homeowners' wish list.

The family wanted the bathtub to be the focal point of this bathroom — but they also wanted it to have plenty of storage.

Mint-Green Bathroom

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Functional Focal Point

The owners wanted their bathtub to be the first thing you saw as you entered the room, but the space still had to function. So I pulled the tub forward, making room for a bench in the shower behind it.

From: Shannon McCarthy and Amanda Swaringen

Contrasting Cabinets

The built-in cabinets offer the main storage for this space, but we also added a furniture piece for towels, versus doing another built-in.

From: Shannon McCarthy and Amanda Swaringen

Built-In Storage

Adding towers on either side of the sink created necessary storage and also balanced the clipped ceilings.

From: Shannon McCarthy and Amanda Swaringen

Mosaic Tile Niche

The diamond-shaped mosaic in the niche above the bathtub echoes the diamond pattern of the window treatment.

From: Shannon McCarthy and Amanda Swaringen

Blending Styles

This bathroom was trending pretty traditional in style, so to add a punch of modern design, we chose a contemporary dresser. The overall look is now nicely balanced.

From: Shannon McCarthy and Amanda Swaringen

What was the single largest issue you wanted to address?

The clipped ceilings can result in squatty vanities, so to balance the design I installed custom cabinet towers and adjusted the counter heights to allow for more mirror space.

What ideas changed during the design process?

We thought we were going to add a built-in cabinet under the window, but we decided to do a furniture piece, instead. This added a dash of contemporary style to an otherwise traditional space.

What’s one design tip you’d offer our readers?

Make sure each trade subcontractor understands your exact design. This takes being on-site more often, but it's worth it.

What were your favorite pieces from this design?

The cabinets, the lighting, the tiles and that amazing niche.

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Carolina Design Associates, LLC
www.carolinadesignassociates.com 4412 Monroe Road Suite A Charlotte , NC 28205 704-400-1608