Not too many people have the means to build their own house, however, anyone can design their own dream home thanks to the use of 3D rendering programs. The one that I like the most is offered by the eDesign Tribe Platform, an innovative company that helps eDesigners not only connect with clients all over the world but also stand out from the competition.
This is the program I have used to create this imaginary primary bathroom, which is also the project I submitted to participate in the design contest promoted by Seasonal Living, a company that provides distinctive furniture and decorative accessories that invite people to connect with the outdoors and live in rhythm with the four seasons.
For the design challenge, designers had to create a space to emphasize how the concept of “Wellness” can be introduced to enhance the customer’s experiences.
The space I decided to design is a bathroom. Since my real bathroom has the size of a shoebox, I’m pretty sure that my subconscious mind has pushed me to go big, while my conscious mind has made me imagine this house located in an area where the summer lasts a little bit longer than 10 hours, 33 minutes and 15 seconds as it does here in Seattle.
For this reason, I imagined an indoor space that can be used throughout the year and that is directly connected, almost symmetrically, to an outdoor space that can be used during the warmest months.
However, my focus was primarily on the indoor space, since I wanted to create a unique wellness area around an indoor pool (when I said that I wanted to go big I really meant it).
Even though it looks like a reflection on the glass, outdoor there is actually a pool identical to the one indoor, for what concerns materials and dimensions. Behind the optical effect, there’s also the idea of bringing the outdoors inside thanks to a large floor-to-ceiling window and the concept of water as a fundamental element for wellness.
Have you ever wondered what Spa means? It’s from Latin and it means Salus per aquam, which literally stands for “health through (the use of) water”. Romans got it right millennia ago. Water was an essential health element then and it still is nowadays.
For the wet area, I decided to use not one but two (jacuzzi) bathtubs. I really liked the idea of sharing with someone the relaxing experience but not necessarily the tub. Besides, if there are two smaller tubs instead of a big one you also save more water, in case only one person wants to take a bath.
The shower area is an open concept separated from the tubs by a natural screen made of tall plants. The white of the marble and the brown of the natural stone create a striking contrast. One thing that I copied from my shoebox size bathroom is actually the marble. I have marble-like oversized tiles in my bathroom and I love them. They are timeless, bright and the veins help hide the dirt. For this project, I also wanted the marble to create a unique shape to define the wet area.
The seating area indoors is almost specular to the sitting area outdoors. The style of the furniture is suitable to be used both inside and outside making the two spaces almost interchangeable.
Behind the seating area, there is an indoor swing bed. Who doesn’t love swings? If I had one like this in my home, I think I would use it all the time. To me, wellness is also gently swinging with a book in your hands and some relaxing music in the background.
Sliding glass doors connect to the patio outdoor while sliding Japanese doors add some privacy to the primary bedroom.
As you can see, when you give the right tools to your creativity, nothing can stop your imagination. Do you need help visualizing your home project? Contact me and let’s bring your vision to life!