TIME IN THE TROPICS
DESIGNER: ULRICH, RIDGEWOOD PHOTOGRAPHY COURTESY OF
Every day feels like a day in a tropical paradise in this Upper Saddle River bathroom that channels the blue-hued beauty of the Caribbean to infuse it with spa-like tranquility. Ulrich designer Aparna Vijayan used faux wood porcelain tiles on the bathroom floor to replicate the look of a wood deck along a body of water, adding blue glass tiles in a wave pattern in and around the shower and tub to mimic water. A custom glass threshold into the shower helps keep the continuity of the blue, while the freestanding tub was positioned to make it appear as though it is floating on water. To further reinforce the bathroom’s tropical sensibility, the designer added a planter – complete with an integrated drainage system – that doubles as a clever privacy barrier for the toilet. The bathroom’s playful combination of deep brown Brookhaven by Wood-Mode stained maple cabinetry, white Caesarstone, shimmery blue tiles, and living plant material create a blissful backdrop for the bathroom’s spa-style features, including a steam shower, vanity-to-ceiling mirror and deep soaking tub. Modern polished chrome fixtures and a basket overflowing with plush white towels add the finishing touch.