This Chris Socci-designed, award-winning bathroom exhibits a traditional design inspired by nature. Here, we sit down with the designer to discuss his influences.
The chandelier and four sconces are by Circa Lighting, wallpaper is by Lee Jofa, drapes are from Brunschwig & Fils, rug is sourced from Westside Market, mirrors are from Century at ADAC and accessories are from Peacock Alley.
"I have such a passion for design and people. It is so satisfying to see someone really love their space," says Atlanta-based interior designer Chris Socci (csocci.com). This primary bathroom space, in particular, he designed as part of a showhouse, which gave him a little more creative control. He wanted to create something that made an elevated statement but at the same time was very natural and reflective of nature. "I worked to integrate balance, texture, color, lighting and an unexpected mix of modern and traditional elements to this space, using classic pieces and timeless silhouettes to accomplish that," says Socci. "My two big rules are: Less is more—don't overcrowd a space; instead, use elements purposefully—and second is always use correct scale." Socci explains that when he approached the space he started with wallpaper from Lee Jofa depicting birds, foliage and shades of green. "When I was approached to do the space, it had sloped high ceilings and a big window," says Socci. "I wanted it to feel like the outside was in." The wallpaper, together with silk drapes from Brunschwig & Fils, creates a waterlike quality, while the pattern mixing feels French and elevated. Around the tub, beautiful marble bath accessories are sourced from Peacock Alley, accented by lighting by Circa Lighting. "I love the natural and airy elements this bathroom has while still feeling very opulent and elegant," says Socci.