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COLOR FIND

Botanical
Bathroom

Bold patterns bring an
earthy yet luxe feel to
a guest bath

AF TER COMPLETING A KITCHEN REMODEL

for clients who enjoyed being creative and fun
with home design, Minnesota-based designers
Morgan and Jamie Molitor at construction2style, were excited to breathe new life into the
couple's guest bathroom. Not only was the existing bathroom dark and dated, it was " very basic, "
according to Morgan, who used Chief Architect
for this project. The homeowners were spending more time in because of the coronavirus
pandemic, which presented an ideal moment to
reimagine the space with a colorful, bold design.
Coming into the project knowing they wanted
wallpaper, the clients were also determined to incorporate local elements like they had in their
kitchen renovation. They are outdoorsy, love to
explore nature and wanted to bring an earthy, botanical feel to the bathroom.
" The reason we love working with these homeowners is that they are very intentional about the
products they use, " said Morgan, " as well as making sure everything reflects their style and personality - and that it tells a story. "
A COLORFUL COLLABORATION

Having worked with the clients before, Morgan knew they would be willing to take risks.
Not focused on resale, they were designing for
themselves with an eye on what brings joy to their
everyday lives.
The wife loved the reds and greens in the largescale botanical wallpaper she chose, " so we knew
that was going to be the theme of the tile, " said the
designer. She offered the client two presentations
- one was cooler in tone, and the other was deeper
and moodier. The homeowners chose the latter.
" I love the print [of the wallpaper] because it is
one you would also see in fashion right now, " said
Morgan. " I love mixing patterns and textures and
colors together. And best of all, our client is very
fashion-forward, so I love that it is a style that
reflects her personality. "  
However, when combining patterns and textures in one space, she recommends having one
color as the foundation to ensure cohesion. " For

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ABOVE A modern light fixture

does not compete with the
bold, botanical wallpaper.

Champagne gold fixtures
and a custom vanity in natural
maple crafted by Jamie maintain the earthy, botanical feel.

By CARRIE WHITNEY

us that was green, " she added. " Green is a color that will always be timeless.
It will never be out of trend. "
PATTERN PLAY

With the color palette in mind,it was time to work on the surfaces.Intentional in
the desire to support local vendors,the client was hands-on when designing the
custom tile, working directly with Mercury Mosaics through several iterations.
" Color is tricky, " said Morgan. " Even if it's white, it can be off. "
That is one benefit of working with a handmade tile company because it's
possible to exactly match the desired color.The client and tilemaker came up
with a floor pattern in shades of green with black accents. Seeking a modern
look, Morgan opted for a stacked green tile for the shower walls.
Next, before installing the large-print wallpaper, the designer knew it
would be vital to lay it out in the virtual world to make sure the illustration would fit, that there was a focal point and that the whole story of the

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Contents
Editor’s Note
Show Note
NKBA Note
Happenings
Trends
Better Business
Skill Set
Hot Topic
Learning Corner
Special Section
KBIS 2021
Favorites
Universal Design
Color Find
Solutions
Small Spaces
What’s Hot
Last Word
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Kitchen & Bath Business - November/December 2020 - Show Note
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Kitchen & Bath Business - November/December 2020 - Learning Corner
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Kitchen & Bath Business - November/December 2020 - Special Section
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Kitchen & Bath Business - November/December 2020 - Favorites
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Kitchen & Bath Business - November/December 2020 - Universal Design
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Kitchen & Bath Business - November/December 2020 - Color Find
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Kitchen & Bath Business - November/December 2020 - Solutions
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Kitchen & Bath Business - November/December 2020 - Small Spaces
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