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Before: owners' bath

After: owners' bath

Before + After: Kitchen + Bath

Capital Design LLC imparts function and fresh style to the owners’ bath in a townhome on Virginia’s Lake Anna

“To our clients, design was as important as function in their new bathroom,” says lead designer Shannon Embly. “We created a tile design that answered their wish for something unique to them, not just on-trend.” She and her team carefully mapped out tile color changes and layout transitions from horizontal to vertical—and were able to deliver on a chic, eye-catching design plan.

Then Now
Newly married clients lamented the lack of space and storage in their primary bathroom. A pedestal sink offered no surface area and the combination shower/tub was dated. Capital Design LLC incorporated an adjacent hall closet and relocated the bathroom’s entry door. These changes made room for a glass-enclosed shower and a vanity with plenty of storage.
The run-of-the-mill room was painted a bland white and had no discernible style. The owners requested a clean-lined sensibility and a mix of neutrals and bold hues to enliven the space. In the shower, an unusual stepped motif incorporates subway tiles in vivid green and an oatmeal hue. The green embellishes the vanity wall, while the oatmeal clads a partial privacy wall separating the shower
Dingy, dated floor tiles looked faded. A lack of effective lighting made the couple’s daily routines a challenge. Wood-look porcelain floor tiles nod to the home’s wooded location. Recessed and task lighting keep things bright.


Bath Design & Contracting: Shannon Embly, lead designer, Capital Design LLC, Chantilly, Virginia. Photography: BTW Images.

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