Behind the Design of a Globally Inspired Boulder Bathroom

For a designer like Celeste Grow, who wants each client’s personal tastes to inspire the interiors she creates, it helps when a homeowner has a distinctive point of view. So when Jamie Solveson and her husband, Pete, asked Grow to transform their Boulder home’s 1990s-era bathroom into something current and one-of-a-kind, she was thrilled to discover that Jamie’s style was not just well-developed, but tangible.

“She’s a textile designer with a beautiful aesthetic that is inspired by culture and travel,” Grow says of the accessories and small home goods Jamie sells through her business, Jamie Lauren Designs. “It’s eclectic and worldly, but it still has a very polished and sophisticated feel.”

Jamie’s exposure to design traditions from around the world opened her mind to bathroom finishes—like terra-cotta floor tiles by Wow—“that many homeowners wouldn’t be on board with,” says Grow, who was the lead designer at Petra Custom Builders at the time of this project (she now owns Studio Spur). The rustic pavers provided the foundation for an organic palette that includes a carved-wood vanity and customized medicine chests from Anthropologie, antique-brass shower-door hardware imported from India, and a massive wooden entry door—which Grow had mounted on barn-door hardware—that’s centuries old.

To grant Jamie’s wish for a fabulous freestanding tub and a huge shower, Grow designed a wet room that runs the length of the 15-foot-long bathroom. The graceful Signature Hardware tub has low sides “that show off the beautiful Brizo brass plumbing fixture and the window above it,” Grow says.

The wet room’s broad wall of frameless glass allows natural light to fill the entire bathroom, illuminating milk-glass pendants, brass-framed mirrors by West Mirrors, and glossy wall tiles from Tile Bar that add a touch of polish to the artisanal mix—a pitch-perfect reflection of this homeowner’s singular style.

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