"It's important to make your bathroom beautiful — it sets the tone for your day," says Florida designer Cheryl Kees Clendenon. With this belief as her driving force, she set out to create a space that was "feminine, youthful, and happy" for a teen girl's en suite bath in Pensacola, all while incorporating sophisticated cabinetry detailing and vintage elements.
"My jumping-off point was a , with these exuberant pink bursts," Clendenon says. She tempered the girlish hue with a calmer blue on the built-in cabinets and added a single drop-in sink. "People underestimate the need for counter space in a bathroom," Clendenon says. "I made sure there was plenty of room for spreading everything out, from toiletries to hair products — it's essential for a teenager!"
To balance the room's newness, Clendenon selected a classic claw-foot tub by , perfect for a long soak. The addition of the dressing table was her final nod to femininity: "I wanted to capitalize on the natural light in this niche — it's a girl's best friend."
A dormer area that was previously used as makeshift storage gets revitalized with a 44-inch vanity table and chair upholstered in a fabric.
A Serif drop-in sink by is paired with the Charlotte widespread faucet by . Delilah sconces by . Farista mirror by . Pomegranate pulls in Satin Nickel. Custom cabinetry painted in . Marmi Blanco tile by and wall-covering from create a focal wall behind the tub. Alexi table by . Newbury pendant by . Flooring in Statuario Weave from . fabric on the Roman shade from .
This article originally appeared in the April 2016 issue of CQ.