Three Times Charmed

Designer Lauren Murphy transforms three bathrooms for one client, each with its own defining style.

For cost savings, the designer kept the bath layouts the same and splurged on finishes. The only changes were the cabinets and storage in each space to make them more functional. The main plumbing change in the master involved swapping the built-in tub with a freestanding tub to create a more spacious feel. Photography by JEAN ALLSOPP

For Lauren Murphy’s clients, a home renovation began with the kitchen, primary bath, and powder room. Next came a downstairs renovation followed by the Jack & Jill bath. Each expresses its own personality, just like the people that use them.

In the primary bath, the designer aimed for a timeless look that would also serve as a relaxing escape. “We selected white marble and a custom natural stain for the oak cabinets to give it an elegant yet warm feel,” Lauren says. “I also dressed up the space with the molding details to perfectly frame up each section on the wall. Then I added some drama by painting the molding in a semi-gloss sheen.”

The vanity light fixture was early on in the selection process. “I drew the plan for the cabinets and the molding around it to ensure that it was framed perfectly with the built-in mirrors,” Lauren says.

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In lieu of traditional sconces, Lauren hung pendant lights above each sink. To modernize the space, she replaced round sinks with squares and added a new countertop.
Lauren Murphy

The Jack & Jill bath is designed to serve boy/girl twins. “The space had to be a style that they both would enjoy growing up in,” Lauren says. To strike a balance, the designer opted for blues and greens. “The celery-green floor tile was the first thing we fell in love with, and it drove the design,” she says. “It needed to be a timeless finish, but we wanted to include a fun pop of color for the kids.” For fabrics, she tapped into a butterfly print, a choice that may be a little more girly but is grounded because of the color tones.


Interior design: Lauren Murphy Design Floor plans: Lauren Murphy Design Builder, cabinet design, and construction: Twin Cabinets and Twin Construction Hardware: Brandino Brass Tile/backsplash: Triton Stone Fixtures: Southern Bath and Kitchen

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