I thought that I would show you the progress on one of my clients bathroom renovations today. It’s always so exciting to be able to completely start over with something that you have been living with but wanting to change for a very long time. It’s even better if that space can become an escape to another world!

These are the before pictures of the small master bathroom:


The goal of this renovation was to make the space feel as open and light as possible and add a bit more room in the shower.  

Here are some of the photos of the master bath in progress (almost done). The only finishing touches left to complete are the installation of the towel warmer on the wall across from the sink (where you see those electrical wires protruding from the wall), and the ceiling light fixture.


The bathroom is now classified as a “wet room”. Having a walk-in shower with no door really opens up the space and any water on the floor drains to the back wall.


The large Bonelli windows, perfect for wet areas, have an amazing view of Oakland and Lake Merritt.

My amateur photography skills not being great, it was hard to capture the color and texture of the Walker Zanger Tile that was used.

The floor and wall tile is a beautifully textured stone tile called "Tatami Pearl". In this picture you can see the ribbing in the tile that prevents slipping when wet.

In between the Tatami stone tiles are lines of glass mosaic tiles which bring out the rust bronze colored veining in the Tatami, as well as adding a very small splash of plum.

The border on the wall is the Kesh Desert Kasbah cement tile in plum, which we found for a steal as it was being discontinued.

The Walker Zanger limestone Paradigm sink in London Grey was also a bargain.  I had the metal sink stand fabricated by Robert Lavezzo of Lavezzo Designs.

Robert also fabricated the custom mirror frame that mimics the tile and conveniently slides sideways to reveal the storage niche above the sink.

Most importantly, my client is thrilled with her light bathroom with the modern Moroccan feel that in 6 weeks and a very tight budget, is nearly complete!

Walker Zanger

101 Henry Adams St. #412

San Francisco, CA


Lavezzo Designs

5751 Horton Street

Emeryville, CA


Bonelli Windows

330 Corey Way

South San Francisco, CA