Each wall in the guest bathroom interior designer Tatiana Machado-Rosas created for an ultra-modern San Diego home features a different mix of materials, design strategy and aesthetics. The vanity wall’s calm and textured leather-like tile is paired with a white quartz countertop and dark, frameless cabinetry with chrome hardware. A niche lined with glass mosaic tiles and polished stone highlights the transitional wall between vanity and shower. Deep glass-tiled niches in a shower wall hold towels and accessories.

“Rather than incorporate another of the many abstract tile options to the flooring, we used a subtle, deep gray that provides the dark neutrals needed to balance the variety of sophisticated and unique materials,” says Machado-Rosas, of Jackson Design & Remodeling. “The final result is a tranquil interpretation of modern, polished design.”

The design won first place in the Small Bathroom category of the 2009 Design Competition of the National Kitchen & Bath Association's San Diego chapter. See the October issue for images and stories on the winners of the other categories: Large Kitchens, Small Kitchens, Large Bathrooms, Powder Rooms and Other Rooms (an open category that includes Great Rooms, Small Spaces, Wine Cellars, Home Entertainment Centers, Laundry Rooms, Home Offices, Wardrobes, Showrooms and Garages).

Jackson Design and Remodeling