FEATURED COLLECTION: KAYRA™ BATH
INTERIOR DESIGNER: LEYLA JAWORSKI

Welcome to a bathroom as livable as the rest of the home.

Clean and functional don’t always mean sterile. At least not through the lens Leyla used to perceive her design of a comfortable, accommodating space. The material choices evoke an earthy, natural vibe. The configuration takes into account the needs of a busy family. And at the center of if all, the unique Kayra™ Bath Collection enhances usability and overall appeal.

Learn more about the room, our collection and Leyla’s ideas below.

I try not to be trendy. I want our designs to be timeless and not have a short shelf life.

Can you walk us through your bathroom?

It has a Spanish element to it. There’s a beautiful, patterned terra-cotta floor. I decided to do a curbless shower and double showerheads. Two people can walk in on either side. I floated the vanity in the middle and did a deck-mount mirror between my bathroom sinks. It just feels like one continuous space.

What’s so special about that floor?

The floor tiles were my big inspiration for the bathroom as well as the kitchen. I started with the floor, and in particular, I wanted both of my spaces to feel like they belonged together, not disconnected. And that terra-cotta tile feels like it’s been in that house for a hundred years.

Where did the Kayra Bath Collection figure in?

The Chrome finish I used is what we would typically consider much more contemporary; but the lines of Kayra lend themselves to something very traditional. So when I brought in the artisan wall tiles and the terra-cotta on the floor, I felt like I was mixing that more traditional, older element with something more modern.

The influence that I’m enjoying right now is really seeing things go back to like a more natural organic vibe.

Does that fit with bigger trends you’re seeing?

I try not to be trendy. I want our designs to be timeless and not have a short shelf life. The influence that I’m enjoying right now is really seeing things go back to like a more natural organic vibe versus the white
farmhouse.

Were you going more for form or function?

I went for the idea of beautiful but functional. For instance, I ran a six-inch ledge across the shower. It creates depth but can be used for shampoo or toiletries. Plus the idea of a bathroom with a pull-down sink faucet to clean out messes—it’s fantastic.

What other goals did you have in mind?

I tried to bring in those elements that make the bathroom feel like a part of the house. One of my walls is encompassed by the shower, but I have a larger wall that’s painted for a beautiful art piece. Like yeah, we hang art in living rooms. We’re hanging art in bathrooms for sure.

“A bathroom with a pull-down sink faucet to clean out messes—it’s fantastic.”

“Liveable sophistication” is kind of your thing. How is that reflected here?

It’s a sophisticated bathroom, but I also feel like it’s really down-to-earth. With the materials I incorporated, there was a mix of high and low. I think the flooring was the splurge in the bathroom, but I paired it with a reproduction artisan tile. The impact of the look is still there, but if you’re able to save money in certain spots, that just makes it way more affordable and approachable.

How do you make clients happy?

I think the key to getting to the bottom of what a client needs and wants—and making that project successful—is really connecting with them. That is probably the top of the list for me.

If you can connect with your client, you can really dig into their lifestyle and have those conversations that drive the decisions that you make.

About Leyla

Leyla is the owner and creative director of Design Shop Interiors in Sacramento, California. Her firm is full-service. Her perspectives are honest. And she believes your home is nothing less than your story. And she thrives on turning connections with her clients into personally meaningful spaces.

Find her here:
@designshopinteriors   |   designshopinteriors.com

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