Moment of Zen

First Place: Medium Bath

The renovation of a drab and dreary bathroom turned it into a clean-lined oasis. The challenge facing designer Jonas Carnemark was finding a way to accommodate the large shower with multiple fixtures and the design elements his clients wanted without overpowering the modest space, which encompassed a dormer window facing the front yard.

A slender basin sink maintains a low profile over a bamboo towel holder. Above, a mirrored medicine cabinet contains internal lighting and outlets. A separate space to the left houses the WC.

To the right, Carnemark created an oversized shower with a cathedral ceiling and rain-shower fixture. A bench is tucked under the dormer window, which is protected from water by a panel of frosted glass.

A modern material palette prevails, from the quartz sink to the large-format porcelain tile that envelops the entire space and, says Carnemark, “creates congruous warmth throughout.”

Bath Design & Renovation: Jonas Carnemark, CKD, Carnemark design + build, Bethesda, Maryland. 

THE DETAILS   Floor & Wall Tile: architecturalceramics.com. Sink: silestoneusa.comSink, Shower Fixtures, Basin & Towel Rack: kohler.com/us. Medicine Cabinet: maax.com/en.