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Preceding pages and above: This reinvented bathroom by architect Alan Berman has a slender basin and repositioned toilet – design decisions made to create more space. Facing page: The floor consists of octagonal and square tiles married together. Originally, the smaller central squares were white. However to extend the green color palette, the central squares were painstakingly removed and replaced with green versions by the tiler. 44 The eyes are surprisingly easy to hoodwink. Choices of dimensions, tone or room layout can all greatly alter our perception of space. In this project by architect Alan Berman, and designers Juliana Codas and John Kristovich, the owners had expanded into the apartment next door. Bathrooms were typically Manhattan style – quite small – and they wanted to rejuvenate them. One is a guest bathroom, while the other is for their daughter, says Berman. “For the guest bathroom, we were able to remove a closet completely and move the toilet to that position, adding more usable space. search | save | share at my.trendsideas.com “The owners strongly favored the color green, so we introduced horizontal glass shower tiles in this hue and ran a border in the same tile around the top and bottom of the square wall tiles, drawing the room together. The horizontal glass tiles create the illusion of breadth.” “Specifying a pedestal sink rather than a full vanity also gives an impression of space,” says Codas. “We selected a narrow basin to further expand the usable floor area” The glass shower stall extends sightlines, and the mirror appears to double the size of the room, increasing the sense of openness.