BACKSTORY OF MINIMALIST 2

The Minimalist design series is close to our hearts, so it is with great pleasure that I share this backstory.

Practicing minimalism takes discipline, an eye that seeks peace in simplicity, and a mind that finds comfort in clarity. Elimination and refinement repeated over and over lead to most successful minimalist designs, or most successful anything for that matter. All unnecessary elements are shed during the design process.  All that is left is dictated by  function and streamlined to perfection,  concentrated to essence.

Minimalist 2 visualization

 

Jin Otagiri's minimal house.

 

Jin Otagiri's minimal interior.

 

Skylight, an inspiration for the accent wall.

 

Few elements used in Minimalist 2: linear wall light, cobalt blue ceramic wall tiles and geometric bathtub.

 

Saving the best for the end: detail from Le Corbusier’s Villa Savoye.

SCULPTURAL WASHBASINS

The washbasin is a staple element of the bathroom.  Most likely you use it numerous times throughout the day.  Most likely it has a rectangular or oval shape, simple and functional.  As it’s name suggests, it is a basin used for washing.  But a washbasin can be much more than that.  It can be a piece of art.  It can be a sculpture.  It can make a statement.  It can make you smile any time you enter your bathroom.  Below are some examples of beautifully sculptured basins that we fell in love with.

Tsunami Washbasin by Nameek

Tsunami Washbasin by Nameek

Olympic washbasin by PSC BATH

Olympic washbasin by PSCBATH

A washbasin from the Palomba Collection by Laufen

A washbasin from the Palomba Collection by Laufen

Tuna Washbasin by Laufen

Tuna Washbasin by Laufen

Kea Washbasin by Rapsel

Kea Washbasin by Rapsel

And here are some fun ones for dessert:

Bubb Washbasin by Bissonnet

Bubb Washbasin by Bissonnet

Mylos Washbasin by Rapsel

Mylos Washbasin by Rapsel

BACKSTORY OF NATURALIST 1

Sand, mist, wood, water, sky, rocks, horizon … these are few of my favorite things.
 

 

Endless texture and colors of drift wood. The many tones of warm gray and sandy beige are incredibly subtle yet deep.

 

Horizontal lines create a sense of balance. They are echoed in the stone used for the walls and floor.

 

Silver horizontally cut stone used on walls and floor.

 

Natural accessories: natural see sponge, volcanic rock pumice and linen wash cloth.

 

Black sand beach, an inspiration for the accent wall. Water is referenced as a large frameless mirror.

THE IDEA BEHIND THE TYPICAL BATHROOM

Who does not like big bathrooms?  We sure do.  A double washbasin, a freestanding tub, a separate shower cabin would be nice.  Throw in a separate compartment for the toilet and bidet and we are in bathroom heaven.  But the obvious truth is, for most of us a three piece bathroom must do (three piece as in bath tub, washbasin, toilet).  What we at Uniform Design attempted to do is create that luxurious feeling of a large bathroom within the constrains of the smallest bathrooms out there.

We chose the simple very common 5 foot by 7 foot bathroom layout with all fixtures attached to the same wall, one next to each other.  So, if your bathroom plan looks like the one below you can actually consider yourself lucky.

Typical Uniform Bathroom Plan

Why?  Because this is the bathroom layout that we used to create our basic Uniform bathroom designs.  You can just purchase one of our Basic Packages and receive it within minutes.

If your bathroom, however, does not look close to the plan above – do not despair.  Just send us some information about your existing bathroom and we will transform the Basic Design Package to fit your particular situation for a small up-charge.  You will receive your customized bathroom package within a week.

Welcome to UNIFORM!

Minimalist 2 bathroom design We are very excited to announce that UNIFORM Design is now open for business.
UNIFORM Design is the ultimate solution for your bathroom renovation.  The task of renovating your bathroom has never been more simple:

  • Choose one of the designs from our unique collection
  • Send us parameters of your bathroom so we can adjust the design to your condition
  • Purchase all fixtures, materials and accessories through our Web site
  • Receive contractor recommendations and renovation tips
  • Price and build your bathroom.

It is a convenient one-stop process.  Visit http://uniformdesign.us to get started.