Archived in the Attic

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Story by Ann Butenas    |    Photography by Julie Legg Photography

Enchanting. Charming. Stylish. So many words describe this incredible bathroom, tucked thoughtfully into previously unfinished attic space. When additional square footage became a necessity for the client, the attic held the answer. This unused portion of the home was captivatingly converted into a bedroom, bathroom and second laundry suite. While working with the client to achieve the goal, designer Amy Krause, owner of Amy Krause Design, LLC / Interiors that Inspire, had three primary focus points in mind.

“It had to be charming enough to embrace the roof lines; it had to be bright; and it had to be practical for a teen,” she noted, referring to the space as “modern vintage inspired.”

Through the use of classic elements mixed with Bohemian accents, Krause effortlessly tied the bathroom into the bedroom and the adjoining laundry area. Relying on a toolkit of multiple components, Krause partnered mixed metals, open wood shelving, an area rug, hexagonal tile flooring and a touch of shiplap to create a sense of warmth, whimsy and comfort.

The console vanity with a quartz countertop was custom designed and built. The nearby oversized cabinet was designed to be deep enough to provide ample storage space. Barn doors open into the adjoining laundry room, which offers additional shelving and storage spaces.

Krause deliberately tended to all necessary details in this project, from floor to ceiling.

“We used a lighter shade of grey grout for easier maintenance over time,” she indicated.

Krause also installed an additional window in the shower to invite extra light to the space. “Even though this is an attic space, it is a very bright and light area.”


  • Project Designer: Amy Krause Design, LLC
  • Construction: Hammer & Nails
  • Plumbing Fixtures: Kitchens & Baths by Briggs
  • Tile: Sunderland Bros
  • Lighting: Wilson Lighting
  • Flooring: ProSource

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