This boldly unique and artistic bathroom is centered around the principle of “design by resource,” in which the materials that are found for the project determine the look of the finished product. Tiles on all four walls brings the natural beauty of the scenery outside the house into the bathroom. The edge of the hillside silhouette depicted by reclaimed slate form a continued line from the ridge that can be seen from the window.
The mosaic waves above the hill line are made from reclaimed porcelain tile broken into irregular pieces with an inlay made from Grandma’s polished stone collection and topped by a reclaimed copper sheet. The glass blocks, salvaged from random job sites, allow mottled natural light into the room creating an underwater feel. As a whole, the room is a piece of functional art and a playful, unique tribute to the natural elements that define the location of the home.