As a designer, understanding a client’s desired aesthetic is the key to any successful project. By creating an inspiration board that designers can present to their clients at the start of the project, it ensures them that they are on the same page and allows a visual representation of design elements that help create consistency.
For the past few months, Splash has hosted designers going through the process of creating an inspiration board. The process has been compelling to watch, with each designer having their own unique process on how to capture a space using products from our showroom. We’re excited to be able to share these finished inspiration boards with you, along with some insights from the designers themselves.
Our first featured designer is Aimee Anderson of Aimee Anderson Design.
Aimee came to our showroom to create several inspiration boards for a client’s project. Today, we will showcase two rooms: the basement powder room and the boy’s bathroom. Aimee decided upon an Old-World Industrial aesthetic for the basement powder room.
“This basement bathroom services a sophisticated billiard room, masculine wine cellar, and home gym. It is surrounded by steel and glass walls in a VERY hip basement level.” With this in mind, Aimee chose WETSTYLE’s Cube Metro Above Counter Sink paired with Gessi’s Rettangelo faucet. For the vanity, she chose WETSTYLE’s Metro Console mirrored vanity, explaining that, “the mirrored WETSTYLE vanity sets the tone for the room.” Aimee then paired her showroom findings with Ann Sack’s Terrazzo Renata tile for the floor, Porcelanosa Laja’s Blanco tile for the wall, and Benjamin Moore’s Shadow Gray paint. For lighting, she went with Restoration Hardware’s Aquitaine Pendant in bronze (shown in polished nickel.)
The boy’s bathroom had a simpler feel.
Described as a Clean Modern aesthetic, Aimee chose easy-to-clean polished chrome fixtures and products that allowed for ample storage space. “This is very small, compact bathroom. It’s all about storage with three medicine cabinets and two niches. Hidden storage, glass, white tile, and white walls make the space feel bigger than it is.” Aimee chose a myriad of polished chrome products from Kohler ’s Purist collection- the toilet paper holder, robe hook, hand shower-to-wall connecter, hand shower itself, one-handle shower faucet, and wall-mounted sink faucet. Catalano’s Verso Trentasette Washbasin and Century Bathwork’s custom-sized recessed mirrored medicine cabinet tie the room together perfectly. After finding all of her showroom picks, Aimee went to Ann Sacks to pick out her tiles. For the floor, she chose 24 x 24 Mixare Taupe, for the sink wall tile, the 12 x 12 Hive Savory Mosaic Chalk, for the sink wall niche and shower niche tile she chose the Salluto Mosiac in Grigio, and for the shower wall, she chose the 4 x 12 winter white Kanso tile- installed stacked.