Tiffany Barqawi of Barqawi Design has the unique ability to create something timeless, using a combination of traditional and modern design. After recently visiting the Splash Newton showroom for our latest designer takeover, Tiffany created a Timeless Modern Elegance Master Bathroom, using some of our favorite classic and contemporary pieces.
The Fresco Furniture Guild vanity, which Tiffany selected with matte white drawers and black end panels, dolomite marble top (not pictured) and an apron front, is the standout piece in the room. While the build is traditional, its shape, colors, and top are more modern. The faucet, from Watermark’s H Line, has lever handles and is finished in polished nickel. The classic polished nickel fixture and minimalistic grey hand towels she selected from CB2 are elegant yet understated enough to allow the vanity to take center stage.
Like the faucet, all the fixtures in the shower, including the showerhead, hand-held, arm, elbows, trim and slide bar are polished nickel are also from the Watermark H Line. The shower features Quick Drain’s wall shower drain. Discreetly hidden by installation in the wall itself, the drain allows for the most seamless design possible, which was imperative in a shower with various tile patterns. The shower wet walls are made from the same marble dolomite on top of the vanity, but Tiffany included an accent wall made from Cumar’s Bardiglio slab. The slab pops against the Ann Sacks White Carrara Mosiac Tumbled Rectangle shower floor tile. Another discreet but highly functional fixture in this bathroom is the Panasonic whisper recessed LED designer fan and light. Instead of having a large fan covering the Benjamin Moore Simply White hued ceilings, the fan is tucked into an attractive light fixture and the design remains untouched.
In keeping with many traditional bathrooms, Tiffany designed her master bathroom with a separate toilet room. But to give it a modern twist, she selected Toto’s wall-hung AP washlet in white. For contrast, she used the Ann Sacks Black textured limestone tile on the toilet wall only. For the rest of the walls, she selected Benjamin Moore’s Gray Shower. But to keep the toilet room consistent with the main bathroom, Tiffany used Schumacher’s vinyl Pearl + Grey textured wall covering and dolomite tile for the floor throughout both spaces. As a final touch, Tiffany selected Ellisha Alexina’s Tessa black and white Hand Blocked Fabric for Roman shades.
A huge thank you to Tiffany for a fantastic Inspiration Board. To see more of her work, follow her on Instagram at @tiffanybarqawidesign and at barqawidesign.squarespace.com, and be on the lookout for more Designer Inspiration Boards!