Space was trimmed from the master bedroom and living room during renovation of this midcentury modern home to make way for a true master bathroom. A black ceiling and floating vanity give the illusion of extra room in the bathroom, while the playful lighting fixture adds a touch of whimsy to the space.
To create the illusion of a floating stair, designers hid the support in the wall behind the stairs. This support, along with the co-planar, clear-tempered glass rails and childproof open slots elegantly comply with New York's rigorous safety code as well as the highest child safety standards.
A contemporary floating bench is the eye-catching piece in this blue living room. Painted chair backs are attached the the tufted surface to give the illusion of an upright chair, while a comfy window seat with yellow throw pillows add extra seating behind.
The open metal and wood staircase is designed to allow light to filter down and through various floors. Also, the openness creates the illusion of space. The orange color is the same paint color used on the nearby Golden Gate Bridge. The same color is used on the front door and accent tile in the kitchen. The spectacular openness "pulls" visitors toward the stairs and up into the great room upstairs.
The master bath was dark, had no storage and just didn’t function well for this growing family.
A floating white vanity was selected versus a traditional sink cabinet to give the illusion of more space. The new vanity with drawers already provided so much more storage than the old pedestal sink, but designer Susie Herr and her team gave them even more storage with an extra wide inset medicine cabinet.
A mirrored area underneath the countertop gives the illusion of a larger master bathroom at HGTV Urban Oasis 2013. Sculptural in form, a vessel sink fashioned from vitreous china pops against the dark quartz countertop.
A floating desk and acrylic chair in this bedroom play into the home's design concept of weightlessness and optical illusion. Topsy-turvy mirrors, an abstract pendant light and a richly textured woven pouf break up the strong lines in the modern space. Small pops of color and bamboo floors add warmth to the otherwise cool, white room.
A striking, unique floating vanity made from rock accompanies a large mirror and wall sconces in this contemporary bathroom. The floating vanity opens up the room, creating the illusion of a larger space.
With the concept of “weightlessness” and “optical illusion” in mind, this living room hits all the right notes. The furniture gives the illusion of floating atop the blue rug, which mimics water. The soaring picture windows, reminiscent of an aquatic viewing tank, invite on-lookers to take in the beauty of this other-worldly environment.