Room We Love: A Stunning Bathroom Transformation in Huntersville

Designer Dominique DeLaney fashions a moody space
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COURTESY Laura Sumrak

Dominique DeLaney, owner of Dominique DeLaney Interior Design, worked on every room of her clients’ new build in The Enclave community in Huntersville. The homeowners, who have two middle school-aged boys, wanted a light, coastal-inspired interior. So DeLaney installed wire-brushed white oak flooring and incorporated lots of reclaimed wood, ceiling details, and trim work. “The wife loves white, but with two boys, that’s pretty tough to maintain,” DeLaney says. “We had a running joke: #allwhiteeverything. We needed one space that was unexpected, so we did this dark, moody bathroom in the basement.”

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COURTESY Laura Sumrak

FROM THE GROUND UP
DeLaney chose the 8-by-8-inch SOCI concrete hexagon floor tiles from Harkey Tile & Stone and based the rest of her design choices around that geometric pattern. She painted the shiplap walls in Benjamin Moore’s Cheating Heart, and the team at Vine & Branch Woodworks built the custom vanity with a weathered oak finish. “We chose that wood for warmth because the floors have a cooler vibe, so it didn’t feel too sterile,” she says. “The black hardware ties it in with the floors.”

THE DARK SIDE
To keep the bathroom from feeling like a “windowless dungeon,” DeLaney installed pure white quartz countertops and painted the ceiling bright white. She found the sconces at Arteriors, the mirror at Pottery Barn, and the white canisters at CB2. The Newport Brass plumbing fixtures, which she used throughout the house, add a punch of color.

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COURTESY Laura Sumrak

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COURTESY Laura Sumrak

FOR THE BOYS
The bathroom is adjacent to the game room where the boys hang out with friends, so DeLaney found a funny piece of artwork from Artfully Walls to make them laugh. “Boys are really messy, so we had to make sure everything was super durable,” she says, “and that concrete tile can stand up to anything.” 

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