Subscribe Follow or share

Project Name
  Layered Loveliness
Project Address
  2504 W 102ND ST
Leawood, Kansas 66206-2376
United States
Map It
Homeowner’s Approval
  I have notified and the homeowner is aware that their home is being submitted and may be published in print and online.
Project vision or goals

This client, I am lucky to say, has fabulous taste and a passion for design. My goal was to help my client translate her ideas, bounce off ideas and help all of the ideas land to their fullest potential. A lot of our work as designers is to also collaborate with our clients. So a lot of my projects are collaborations of the most fun adventure. Aesthetically, the goal is a comfortable modern vibe that plays off historical mosaic concepts, celebrates the art found in Mother Nature through the use of marble, utilizes local craftsmen as much as possible in the marble install, original artwork and the custom made cabinetry, as well as layering materials so that it feels both inviting and warm with undertones of casual luxury.

Project challenges
  The main challenge is how do you take a dated footprint, keep it the same but update it to work with the modern couple of current times. As we all know, a primary bathroom is beyond personal. No homeowner is the same in how they start and end their day in their primary bath. In this case, we needed to take an existing layout and improve the cabinet function as well as meet the aesthetic needs of both the husband and the wife. The original shower was a dark closet and the goal was to add light and make it visually appealing in the overall concept. We also have been updating other parts of the house so the challenge is to keep the homeowner's thought provoking aesthetic but to harmonize it with the existing aesthetic we have started around the home. Also wondering how many times I can write the word aesthetic! hahahah
Project solutions
  What I love about this bathroom design is that my client loves a masculine undertone that is layered in details and warmth. So for example, the mosaic tile harmonizes in tone with the tub but the contrasting modern shape of the tub with the traditional pattern of the mosaic is an unexpected design story. The clean lines of the cabinetry is softened by the leather hardware and marble patterning that makes it user friendly. The storage was thoughtfully planned so no inch of the interior of the cabinetry is wasted and the interior space is maximized to its utmost potential. The shower that was once a sad cave is now open to light with the glass and architectural details are created through the use of marble.
Select your resources
  • Contractor
  • Cabinets
  • Countertops
  • Plumbing Fixtures
  • – Other
Add your Contractor
  Hartis Construction (Brian Hartis)
  • – Other
Add your Cabinets
  Varsity Construction, LLC
  • – Other
Add your Countertops
Plumbing Fixtures
  • – Other
Add your Plumbing Fixtures
Project Images (professional photography required for ALL project entries)
Project Before Photos (required for any remodeled entry)
Floor plans, Elevations and Drawings (required for any remodeled entry)
  Besch-concept-cabinets-copy Besch-floor-plan Besch-Materials-concept
Photographer Name
  Sabrina James
Photographer Phone
  (913) 938-7714
Photographer Email
  I have confirmed with my photographer and I own the publishing rights to my photography. I grant designKC magazine consent to publish these images online and in print.
Product Qty Unit Price Price
Entry Cost
1 $175.00 $175.00
  Sub Total $175.00
  Total $175.00

← Go Back to Entries