This week, I’m loving this bathroom remodel by Branka Knezevic from Branka Studio. Her clients were lucky enough to have a spacious bathroom to work with, complete with a skylight and a large window overlooking a garden with a waterfall.
This Atomic Ranch in the Encino Hills had gray, dreary shower and the bathroom lacked the storage the clients craved.
Branka and her clients worked to simplify the room, including removing the baseboards and window casing and streamlining the cabinetry. The space includes thoughtful details like lighting under the floating vanity, and an ADA compliant walk-in shower with a custom Mangaris shower pad.
A far cry from the gray ‘before’ shower.
Their biggest indulgence? Branka says the Grohe fixtures, including a costly free-standing tub filler, but they all feel they were well worth the price. “When you think about it, the lavatory faucet is something you look at every day, so it’s a very important piece to consider. Paying extra for something you really enjoy certainly makes sense,” says Branka.
On a complicated remodel like this, Branka advises homeowners to “start with a coherent design concept. Working with contractors can be intimidating to some homeowners. Having the right design professional at their side with their interests in mind can make a world of difference.”
I love how the Silestone bench ends perfectly at the floor inlay. The shape of the countertop echoes the shape of the bench, creating a soothing repetition of shapes and materials. Also check out the two different shapes of a similarly colored tile on the floor and the shower wall. Repeating a tile on the floor and the shower wall is a great way to keep a bathroom from feeling dated too quickly. With no accent tile, the room feels fresh, spa-like and minimalist.
What do you think about this remodel?
Interior Design: Branka Studio
Photography: Raphye Alexius