Clever designer touches make the difference between a basic bathroom and a resplendent retreat
Photography by Gibeon Photography
When interior designer Runa Novak, of Aspen-based In Your Space, first encountered this 1990s-era bath, it was dark and crowded “and there was a window with ruined wood actually inside the shower!” she recalls with a laugh. The original layout of the room was admittedly odd, with a door between the two vanities, and a “funky built-in tub” tucked away in a dark corner. “There were so many angles, diagonal lines and weird placement of windows,” Novak observed.
A remodeled kitchen has timeless appeal with a carefully curated mix of materials
What do you do when your clients don’t want a traditional home but aren’t quite ready for modern? Interior designer Runa Novak, of In Your Space, suggested to the owners of this Basalt home that the perfect solution was transitional style, a design that would juxtapose clean lines with delicate details, masculine materials with feminine curves, formal style with casual elements. “Designing this kitchen was a constant balancing act,” Novak says.
A European-Inspired Wine Room Uncorks Some Slever Design Solutions
WHEN THE GLOBE-TROTTING OWNERS of this Basalt home decided to remodel, a wine room was at the top of their wish list. But rather than go the route of a dark cellar, interior designer Runa Novak of In Your Space devised a bright and innovative solution. “Let’s make it look like your favorite wine shop from one of your travels,” she suggested. And a beautiful wine room was born.