Discover the secrets to creating a successful bathroom space with Manhattan's power house interior designers, who just so happen to be sisters.
MEET THE DESIGNERS
Q&A WITH LYNN AND TRACY, NEW YORK INTERIOR DESIGNERS
Co-owners, sisters, wives, and mothers, Lynn and Tracy are not only thriving where they are right now but taking the world of design to a new level. As owners of LT Design Studios, they've been known for their ability to unravel the clients vision to create something special from the ordinary. You can find Lynn and Tracy designing homes in New York, Florida, and beyond.
Here, Founders Lynn and Tracy reveal a few of the LT Design Studios secrets as well as advice on what to consider if you're designing or renovating a bathroom.
LT DESIGN STUDIOS FAVORITe FULL-LENGTH MIRROR
Q: AS A SISTER DUO, WHAT WOULD YOU SAY ARE EACH OF YOUR AREAS OF EXPERTISE THAT TRANSLATE TO CREATING BEAUTIFUL HOMES?
A: We like to say that we are a perfect match. Our interior design process takes on a collaborative approach which we believe is highly advantageous for our clients. Tracy's years of experience with leading interior design firms has afforded her with expert knowledge in creating amazing kitchens and bathrooms. She knows all of the ins and outs in regards to the plumbing fixtures, electrical needs and special arrangements. Additionally, Tracy has an incredible ability to discover the most unique pieces of furniture, accents, and decor. Lynn's expertise is looking at the project in its entirety and making sure a cohesive theme and design remains consistent. Lynn also encourages her clients to create a wow factor in each room whether that be an unexpected pop of color, a sensational light or even an antique from the past. Lynn's strength is creating harmony and balance.
OUR INTERIOR DESIGN PROCESS TAKES A COLLABORATIVE APPROACH WHICH WE BELIEVE IS HIGHLY ADVANTAGEOUS FOR OUR CLIENTS.
LT Design Studios Founders
Q: IF YOU HAD TO GIVE THREE PIECES OF ADVICE TO SOMEONE THINKING ABOUT REDESIGNING THEIR BATHROOM, WHAT WOULD THEY BE?
A: 1. Start the project with a determined budget
Bathrooms can be among the most expensive parts in home renovation and the sky's the limit in terms of embellishments. Know the amount you want to spend before beginning the selection process.
Good lighting is an essential part of bathroom renovations. Not only do you need proper lighting to get dressed but you also need artistic lighting for beautiful aesthetics. Mostly likely, these will not be the same lights.
3. Add some luxury
Bathrooms should be a beautiful part of your home so pay close attention to each feature whether it's the tile, the faucets, or the wallpaper. All of the details matter to make this room just as special as the next.
Q: WHAT ARE 3 KEY ESSENTIAL ELEMENTS TO CONSIDER WHEN SELECTING A BATHROOM VANITY MIRROR?
A: The first essential element to consider when selecting a mirror is how is this bathroom being used. If this is a bathroom that is used on a daily basis to get dressed then the mirror most likely should be more simple and potentially incorporate background lighting. On the other hand, if this bathroom is used as a powder bath then we suggest making the mirror more a part of the aesthetics and style. Choose something unusual and interesting as a main feature in the room. Another essential item to consider when choosing a mirror is the size of the vanity. Ideally, you want the mirror centered on the sink and the glass to be several inches above eye level for the tallest person using the bathroom. The third most important element to consider when choosing a bathroom mirror is whether or not you will need additional bathroom storage.
Q: WHAT ARE STYLISH STORAGE SOLUTIONS THAT CAN SAVE BATHROOM SPACE?
A: Think vertically and use the wall space. Small bathrooms require less items on the floor to make them more comfortable. Use shelves and narrow cabinets to store items and keep the bathroom tidy.
Q: ARE THERE ANY COLOR PALETTES YOU FIND YOURSELF STICKING TO WHEN DESIGNING A HOME?
A: We like to use grays and greige as our foundational palettes in many of our projects. We believe this creates a soothing and harmonious balance before adding any pop features and colors.
Q: IF YOU HAD TO CHOOSE ONE STYLE FROM OUR FULL-LENGTH MIRROR COLLECTION, WHICH ONE WOULD YOU SELECT AND WHY?
A: Constellation 85. This Hollywood mirror is a sign of glam and pride. We love how this option is not only modern and trendy but, at the same time, it takes us back to the 1930's vintage style.