Award Winning Bathroom Remodeling Project

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Lisa Quale Interiors is proud to announce the selection of this recent Bathroom Remodeling project as the winner in the “Best Custom Bathroom” category at the 2017 Synergy awards. The Synergy Awards honor excellence in construction, sales, and design among members of the Home Builders Association of Chester and Delaware Counties and the Home Builders Association of Bucks and Montgomery Counties.

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Lisa Quale Interiors redesigned this dated North Wales master bathroom into a relaxing carrara marble retreat.  Unique storage features were incorporated into the custom cabinetry made by Amish craftsmen.   Traditional profiles in the raised panel cabinetry and millwork were highlighted with a slate grey glaze.


The undermount rectangular sinks were echoed by the stepped mirror frames and contrasted by the curves of the brushed nickel faucets.


Details like a seamless slab tub deck, slab shower jambs, and radiant heat flooring added to the luxurious design.


The shower, which doubled in size, is now a spa-like experience with the addition of the rainshower head, body sprays, and hand showers.   The shower surround field tile is a classic brick tile but in a contemporary 6” x 12” size with coordinating 2” hexagon shower flooring.    Diagonal, large format 18” x 18” floor tiles were used to minimize groutlines and make the room appear larger.


Triple vanity lights were placed over each mirror.   The embroidered window valance was pleated to take advantage of a tonal stripe and was mounted high to elongate the small window.  Paint and fabrics were selected in soft blue-grey and white to create an airy and peaceful, low-contrast space that is truly award-worthy.



Lisa Quale Interiors is an Award-Winning Interior Designer who can help you with your Kitchen or Bathroom Remodeling project.  Contact us today to see how we can help transform your home.




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5 Unique Bathroom Mirror Finds

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Sometimes a bathroom remodel needs that one perfect, statement piece to take it from ho-hum to WOW.  Here are some unique bathroom mirrors that fit the bill:


Cyan Design Antonin Mirror
No boring ovals here. Cyan Design Antonin Mirror



Cyan Design Bancroft Mirror
Get drawn in by the layers of nested Silver Oxide Trim. Cyan Design Bancroft Mirror


Mirror Image Home Acrylic Geometric Mirror with Nickel
A classic shape updated in Acrylic and Nickel. I swoon. Mirror Image Home Acrylic Geometric Mirror with Nickel


Bring the farmhouse look home with the Uttermost Stockley.
Bring the farmhouse look home with the Uttermost Stockley.


Add some oomph to your bathroom with the Newport Mirror from Oomph available in 16 lacquer shades.
Add some oomph to your bathroom with the Newport Mirror from Oomph available in 16 luscious lacquer shades.






Bathroom Remodel

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Today,  I am featuring a recently completed bathroom remodel project in Montgomery County, PA.  The client’s starting point was the timeless Carrara Marble tiles . Our goal was to make the beautiful marble standout as the dramatic centerpiece of this luxury bathroom. To accomplish this, we used a calm, low contrast color scheme.  The walls are Sherwin Williams Reflection, there is a slight grey highlight on white cabinets, and we used brushed nickel fixtures.  We took full advantage of the high vaulted ceiling by adding a dramatic chandelier.


Spa Bath

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Creating a Peaceful Spa Bath using Zen Principles

In 2014, “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing” was a bestseller in the U.S., Japan, Germany, and the U.K. selling millions of copies.  Japanese Organizing guru, Marie Kondo, urged people to keep only that which “sparks joy”.


Having visited Japan many years ago, I witnessed first hand the peacefulness and beauty of their gardens, temples and restaurants.


To create a bathroom that is a spa-like retreat we can employ ancient Zen aesthetic principles.   I am NOT suggesting placing a statue of the buddha in your bathroom!


Spa Bath Zen Principle 1     I am a fan of symmetry, I love it, I need it, but it does not belong in a Spa Bath.  The art of assymetrical balance can be achieved through material changes,  off-center sink placement, and uniquely shaped mirrors.
Faucets, tubs and sinks should be clean and simple.  Whether a simple oval or a beveled rectangle,  minimalism is key in selection of plumbing.   Cabinetry generally consists of open shelving and slab drawers without knobs or pulls.
A Spa bath often utilizes natural textures of stone, wood, rocks, and pebbles.  Walls are often clad in textured materials or slatted wood (duckboard) covers the shower floor.   Colors are limited to a natural palette of browns and greys along with black and white.   Artificial/Manmade materials should be avoided.  Plants are often added to Spa baths, but please NO bamboo!


There are two common distinct looks for Spa baths.  In one, the colors, materials, and fixtures have low contrast, creating a visually calm environment.  In the other,  high contrast between the simple white plumbing fixtures and natural textures creates strong visual interest and a contemporary aesthetic.


This concept is somewhat more abstract than the others but it is the idea of making things not obvious so there is an incompleteness to them.  The best way to apply this principle is by having all lighting be subdued and diffused without visible bulbs or even fixtures.  You could add a backlit glow behind a mirror or a subtle wash of light across a stone wall.   A Floating vanity is another way to employ this principle.
In Japan, the act of bathing is treated as a ritual.  Using an “Ofuru” which is a deep soaking tub or having a shower with amazing body sprays and rainshower head, a spa bath can be a break from reality and create a space for relaxation.

Seeking a 36″ Bathroom Vanity

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The first thing I need to select for this powder room is a knockout bathroom vanity. There are hundreds of wallcoverings out there, but not nearly as many choices in bathroom vanities that will come in the required size.    So,in cases like these that is where to start with your selections. In powder rooms, if there is room for a vanity and not just a pedestal sink, I like to use a freestanding furniture vanity as opposed to one made out of cabinetry.  For my virtual makeover, I am looking at bathroom vanity options that are 36″ wide.

In this particular case, I am looking for a bathroom vanity to complement to the existing Kohler Portrait toilet in biscuit. Yes, I can look at a toilet and know who makes it, my mother is so proud.


Before you buy a Bathroom Vanity:

  • Take your measurements from the baseboard.  You don’t want to have to cut the legs or base of your vanity around the baseboard.
  • Take a look at your plumbing drain pipes- if they go through the floor you will want to avoid a floating vanity or one with tall legs.
  • Do the undertones of the paint or cabinet top match other items in the room that you are keeping?


Kingswood by Avanity Bathroom Vanity
Kingswood by Avanity



James Martin Furniture 36" Castilian Bathroom Vanity
James Martin Furniture 36″ Castilian Bathroom Vanity
Home Decorators Collection 36" Keys Vanity
Home Decorators Collection 36″ Keys Vanity
home decorators montaigne 37 inch bathroom vanity
Home Decorators Collection Montaigne 37″ Vanity
Ronbow Le Manns 36" Bathroom Vanity
Ronbow Le Manns 36″ Bathroom Vanity Base
Cole Grayson Bathroom Vanity

Cole & Co. Grayson Vanity


Bathroom Vanity
Ambella Home Voranado Contempo Sink Chest