Spa Retreat Meets Tree House Escape in This Master Bath

In our crazy, busy lives, who has time for a spa appointment these days? It is so hard to carve out just a few precious moments to pamper ourselves. That’s why master bath projects, like this one, can be a worthwhile investment. 

While this space is small by typical master bath standards, we were determined to provide this client with the spa-like space they desired. With the home nestled into a lovely wooded area just outside a popular East Bay suburb, we were inspired by the thought of tree houses. You know, those elegant adult versions we dream of, the ones of Treehouse Master fame.

With images of spas and tree houses stimulating our creativity, we continued the design process by focusing on the couple’s must-haves. A free-standing tub for her, that was an absolute must. As I mentioned, the space was small, so that required some serious sourcing. And you know the white and grey subway tile and Carrara marble that everyone has? Well, they definitely did not want that. This client wasn’t afraid to be different, and we were ecstatic to rise to the occasion.

Let’s start with the flooring. When we discovered the breathtaking Kauri Blue polished porcelain tile at Artistic Tile, we knew it was perfect for this project. The line is inspired by the Kauri wood only found in New Zealand. With its high-polish, woodgrain and blue hue, it was the perfect combination of serenity and wow factor for this small space. It's definitely a showstopper.

Then we continued to layer on simple, modern, luxurious touches from there. We sourced this gorgeous blue and grey toned glass mosaic tile from Artistic Tile (Estrella Grey Blend) that we knew was perfect for the shower surround. We then complemented this dreamy tile with a glass mosaic for the shower floor (Foliage Be Bop White from Artistic Tile).

In order to celebrate the beautifully tiled shower as a focal point, we used simple, refined details for the remainder of the space. Due to the project timeline, a custom vanity was out of the question, but Restoration Hardware offered the perfect solution. The warm wood tones properly balance the cooler palette, and the clean lines are just the right fit for the space.   

The must-have tub sits just below the bathroom windows with views of trees and greenery, but if dim light and privacy is desired, a simple roman shade can be drawn to suit the mood. The luxurious tub and spectacular shower, the natural light and tree branch views, see how this spa retreat meets tree house escape comes together? When this client has a busy day and wants to wash away the chaos, no spa appointment required. Serenity awaits in the master bath.

Cure the Winter Blues with Floral Therapy

Cure the Winter Blues with Floral Therapy

I think it’s safe to say, the weather across the country has given most of us the winter blues. The KHI Team is here to brighten your day. I want you to take a moment to relax and enjoy this collection of floral photography. I hope it inspires you to go to your local market or florist to treat yourself to some fresh flowers. I promise a bright bouquet will infuse happiness into your home. It is the perfect pick-me-up for your mood…and your décor. 

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KHI Insight: Wallpaper Wizardry

KHI Insight: Wallpaper Wizardry

If you are looking for a simple way to add wow factor to your décor, I have the answer—Wallpaper! For anyone who has ever experienced removing wallpaper, the excruciating memory may have you thinking I am crazy. I promise you, I am not. 

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KHI Inspiration – Weird and Wonderful Portland

KHI Inspiration – Weird and Wonderful Portland

For those who love to travel, you know it can be both rejuvenating and inspiring. Time away from home offers a new perspective, shakes up your daily routine and provides the opportunity to experience new things. As I explore each destination, whether new or familiar, I find sources of inspiration that I can bring home to enhance my project work. The lush Pacific Northwest, specifically weird and wonderful Portland, is one of my more recent design muses.

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Decorating with Style – Secrets for Elegantly Infusing the Holiday Spirit

Decorating with Style – Secrets for Elegantly Infusing the Holiday Spirit

Time, time, time, 
See what’s become of me…

Those lyrics from Hazy Shade of Winter by The Bangles seem to be everyone’s anthem these days. We all are faced with busy, complicated lives and time just slips by. Then we look up, and it’s the holidays…which just adds to our ‘to do’ list. Some people like to tackle a theme for their holiday decorations—I used to do that too. Now I have simplified my seasonal styling. It doesn’t mean it is less festive. It just means it is less stressful. I like to think of it as a fresh and elegant approach to infusing the holiday spirit into my home.

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KHI Toasts…The Holidays

KHI Toasts…The Holidays

The holidays offer a feast for the senses. We are in love with the aromas and flavors this time of year brings—cinnamon, peppermint, sugar, champagne, pomegranate, ginger…the list goes on and on. Whether you are looking for a signature cocktail for your holiday party or something special to sip while you relax by a fire, we have some spectacular, flavorful options for you.

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Holiday Gift Giving Guide

Holiday Gift Giving Guide

Holiday shopping can be a challenge—the endless search for the perfect gift for a loved one, special friend or that person in your life who has everything. KHI is here to help! We want to share a few of our favorite finds and sources for home décor items that are special and sophisticated, items that make elegant gifts. And we bet you will end up buying a me-gift too.

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KHI Insight: Don’t Be a Slave to a Trend

KHI Insight: Don’t Be a Slave to a Trend

Let’s talk trends. From fashion to interiors, the products available to us in any given year are influenced by trends. Colors and finishes can represent a specific place in time, right? Orange shag carpet, stainless steel appliances, whitewashed furniture? I know you can think of many more examples. Some stand the test of time, while others come and go…or return as retro chic.

Based on our motto of “the who that defines the what,” we like to dig deep into what you truly love before we let you commit to a specific trend. If you can’t imagine your life without a particular color in it…and it happens to be in vogue, then we say go for it…

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KHI Insight: Four Key Accessories That Make a House Your Home

KHI Insight: Four Key Accessories That Make a House Your Home

At Kimberley Harrison Interiors we believe in “the who that defines the what.” That means that our design process is all about you—our client—and your wants and needs, loves and hates, and much, much more. You don’t get a signature KHI-style interior. Rather, we provide a design that reflects your style and supports how you live. A key aspect of infusing your personality into your home is accessorizing. That part of the process can sometimes be overwhelming but there are a few basics that will help you achieve photo-worthy style that is packed with personality.

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KHI Insight: 7 Styling Secrets to an Enviable Interior - Pets & Kids Welcome!

KHI Insight: 7 Styling Secrets to an Enviable Interior - Pets & Kids Welcome!

Is it possible to have a stylish décor when you have pets and kids? Yes, it is.

Your house and decorating style tell a story to friends, family and guests. Your décor is an expression of your personality and the lifestyle of your family. It delivers a first and lasting impression when people come to visit. The challenge for many homeowners is achieving the sense of style desired when you have children, pets…or both! These mess makers can make keeping your house clean a bit of a challenge, but never fear, with these seven design secrets you can achieve an enviable interior for your home and family…

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