FEATURED COLLECTION: TRILLIAN™ BATH
INTERIOR DESIGNER: ECHE MARTINEZ

Discover how bolder choices can lead to lasting comfort.

It’s a bathroom Eche imagined for a growing family. A family seeking a space that is useful, but also as unique as the rest of their home. Influenced by the edgy Trillian™ Bath Collection, geometry, patterns and mixed scales coexist throughout his room. Yet, it all remains calming and composed.

Learn more about the room, our collection and Eche’s perspectives below.

“Trillian is really cool, faceted, edgy. Very modern. It just spoke right away to my aesthetic.”

Did you really make up a family to get started?

I did. I envisioned a young family. They have an 8-year-old daughter, Olivia. I wanted to make sure all the finishes were durable and the materials were really strong. As for the space itself, they’re first-time homebuyers who wanted to remodel their bathroom so they can really enjoy it all together, like any other space in the home.

How else did this imagined family drive the design?

This family doesn’t take themselves too seriously. They wanted a bathroom space that was approachable. I felt like my design should tell this story, so I gave it really interesting layers of depth.

I wanted to make sure I was doing something that was a bit more unexpected and taking some risks. I’m using geometry in unexpected ways. I’m mixing different scale patterns to come up with a dynamic space that’s cool and interesting.

So you wanted to take a dynamic direction. What came next?

I basically started with the floor because I wanted to bring in something that was sort of an outlier. Something that was really strong visually to set the tone.

I use a wallpaper that is actually hand-printed from wood cuts. Even though it’s a geometric pattern, you get these perfectly imperfect images that just add a beautiful layer of depth and texture into the space.

Perfectly imperfect?

I wanted to make sure that in the room, not everything is perfectly streamlined and that there is some sense of craftsmanship.

What made the Trillian Bath Collection a good choice for such a different kind of space?

It’s really cool, faceted, edgy. Very modern. It just spoke right away to my aesthetic and credo as a designer. It is contemporary, but it’s also timeless. So I really took it as our protagonist, and I started building around it. So you’ll see I have some really cool patterns on the floor, and I have some really nice finishes. Everything is edited in a very contemporary way.

What trends or influences are impacting your design projects at the moment?

One thing I keep seeing over and over is that people are shying away from what I call the “white box.” That means people really want to make the spaces they are designing or remodeling really have a narrative that speaks to who they are.

How does the floor plan speak to your busy family’s narrative?

The bathroom features two vanities, which are flanking each side of the tub. The main reason is making sure that the family has tons of space to walk around and be doing multiple things at the same time. You could be brushing your teeth, someone could be doing her hair, and you could have a kid in the tub. It’s a family space, like any other space in the house.

“You’re taking risks when you’re designing a space. I want to make sure I’m pushing the conversation to a more interesting place.”

What about the finishing touches?

I do have the whimsical items here. As I was mentioning, I want it to feel like a family space. I have rattan furniture to soften it up even more. Then, I’m styling the room with different plants to have something organic, like you’re living in more than a human space.

Design evolves. How about your personal design philosophies?

You’re taking risks when you’re designing a space. If anything, as my career evolves, that’s the one thing that I keep gravitating toward. I want to make sure I’m pushing the conversation to a more interesting place.

One thing I keep seeing over and over is that people are shying away from the “white box.”

About Eche

Eche is the founder of his eponymous interior design firm in San Francisco, California. A strong background in architecture and luxury branding is evident. As is his penchant for interesting surprises.

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