Beach Scene

This bathroom by Savena Doychinov won an NKBA Award for Medium Bath - Honorable Mention.

A vibrant Haitian painting inspired the update of a bland boys’ bathroom in a traditional Arlington, Virginia, home. Savena Doychinov of Design Studio International Kitchen & Bath decided to create a beach-like environment similar to the tropical scene depicted in the painting.


She covered a column with aqua glass tile to evoke the Caribbean Sea, and added an eco-resin panel embedded with reeds to separate the toilet from the tub. Meanwhile, randomly cut Turkish limestone tiles along the wall of the tub suggest sand dunes.



A glass mosaic backsplash and tangerine-colored pendants that hang like miniature suns above the double vanity lend energy to the room.

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