How Designer Bari Ackerman transformed an ordinary bathroom into a beautiful oasis

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Written By Jim J Neal

Bari AckermanA striking before-and-after bathroom transformation was what designer Bari Ackerman wanted to achieve. Ackerman’s Scottsdale family home had a primary bathroom that needed to be renovated. It hadn’t been updated since 1994. The designer describes the bathroom’s design as “90s desert Tuscan”. It had a jetted tub with heavy beige tiles and a steam shower that didn’t work. It was dark and outdated, as well as having a shower that didn’t work. This must be fixed immediately.

Before.Bari AckermanSubsequently, Ackerman decided to keep the room open, constructing a zero entry shower and removing partial walls that surrounded the vanity. The designer started the renovation by reworking the tile arches above sinks. Ackerman explains that hexagonal mosaic tile is used to form the arches. The shape can also be repeated in the bathroom and shower glass. Designer notes that the shape can be seen in both the shower tile pattern and the light fixtures. She designed a linear vanity made of hickory with vertical fluting. This was contrasted by horizontal tiles in her bathtub.
Ackerman selected a pink-and orange palette and made sure to match the vanity tiles with the shower tiles. He also used a bright roman shade. The designer says, “I used one tile to cover the entire floor for consistency and I painted the ceiling pink for that reason.”
Tiles: Zia Tile and The Tile Shop. Faucets: Kohler. Bathtub: Vintage Tub. Chandelier: Hudson Valley Lighting. Vanity Lights: ” data-vars-ga-product-id=”9efd00a2-680e-4847-bd96-6575a780f4ce” data-vars-ga-product-price=”0.00″ data-vars-ga-product-sem3-brand=”” data-vars-ga-product-sem3-category=”” data-vars-ga-product-sem3-id=”” data-affiliate-network=”” data-vars-ga-media-type=”” data-affiliate=”true”>Mitzi. Mirrors: Anthropologie. Vanity: Custom. Shower glass: Custom.

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